Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The following tips may help relieve the discomfort of pityriasis rosea:

  • Take over-the-counter allergy medicine (antihistamines). These include diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others).
  • Bathe or shower in lukewarm water.
  • Take an oatmeal bath. You can find oatmeal bath products at your pharmacy.
  • Apply a moisturizer, calamine lotion or an over-the-counter corticosteroid cream.
July 02, 2015