Pityriasis rosea (Gibert’s disease)

Pityriasis rosea is a harmless skin disease presenting as spots with small scales that flake off. The spots range in colour from pink to red and may itch. This condition is most common among young people. The cause of pityriasis rosea is not fully understood.

Please contact your treating doctor for more information.


Pityriasis rosea clears up on its own within 6 to 8 weeks. If the itching bothers you a lot, your doctor can give you a cream or ointment or tablets for the itching. Since the skin condition will resolve on its own, further treatment is often not necessary.

Last modified on 6 July 2022


Swoosh element
Curved line Curved line