Massage therapy, however, is contraindicated because the disease usually affects large areas of skin.

  1. Homeopathic practitioners suggest the following remedies for pityriasis rosea, to be taken in 6C potency four times daily for 7 days:
  2. Arsenicum. Recommended for patients whose rash is accompanied by anxiety, restlessness, and thirst.
  3. Radium bromide. For patients whose lesions are fiery red in color, burning, and painful.
  4. Natrum muriaticum. For patients whose lesions have a red appearance under thin white scales, or whose pruritus is made worse by warmth or exercise.
  5. In addition, a homeopathic remedy known as Urtica urens is available in cream or ointment form for direct application to affected areas.