Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis Rosea is a common skin disease consisting of oval, scaling pink patches that may appear on the trunk and extremities. In most cases the eruption begins with a single scaling patch, commonly called the ‘herald patch’, followed 1 – 2 weeks later by development of the widespread rash. Pityriasis Rosea can appear at any age. Pityriasis Rosea symptoms are treated by Dr. Green for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions.

What causes Pityriasis Rosea?
The cause of Pityriasis Rosea is not known and does not seem to be contagious.

What is the natural course of Pityriasis Rosea?
Pityriasis Rosea lasts approximately 6 – 12 weeks and then disappears leaving no scars. You should contact Dr. Green if your condition becomes worsens or if it does not seem to follow the pattern.

How is Pityriasis Rosea treated?
Treatment is only for relief of symptoms and does not alter the overall course of the disease. One of the symptoms of the rash is itching. In that case, a prescription of an anti-itch cream or lotion can be provided for patients, to be applied to the uncomfortable areas.

“You cannot go wrong with this dermatologist. Dr. Green and his staff are the very best! They go out of their way to assure patient satisfaction. I have used many services in the Bethesda location, and have always been more than satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Green.” 

Susan E.

David Green, M.D.

Dr. David Green is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.

He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.


Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.

4800 Montgomery Ln.,
Suite L50
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301.907.7250


10.32.09: Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation that governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Green administers all injectable treatments (including Botox™, Juvederm™, Voluma™, Kybella™, and other fillers & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments.