Pityriasis Rosea in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology offers personalized treatment for pityriasis rosea in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities. What Is Pityriasis Rosea? A viral infection sometimes causes a series of rashes among teens and young adults. Called pityriasis rosea, the rashes appear on the chest, back, and abdomen. The first sign of the condition is a “herald patch,” a light pink, oval-shaped patch that’s between 2 and 4 inches in diameter. A few days later, other patches appear on your body. These rashes may resemble a fir tree and are usually quite itchy. How Is Pityriasis Rosea Treated? Dr. Darst may need to conduct tests to rule out other conditions that look similar. A common way to confirm pityriasis rosea is by taking a skin scraping and then examining the skin cells through a microscope to identify the fungus. The condition is not dangerous or contagious, but it needs to be addressed by a qualified dermatologist such as Dr. Darst. Dr. Darst can prescribe a topical agent to alleviate burning and itching. At home, you can try oatmeal baths to find relief. Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert treatment for pityriasis rosea to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.