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A PR story from start to finish:
I developed the condition after going through a very stressful rought patch with my partner. It started in the usual way, with the herald patch on my back close to my underarm. Then the rash appeared within 3 weeks on my chest, eventually spreading to my arms, back, stomach, and upper legs. I was covered and felt horrendous, my skin was so dry and itchy and if I showed anyone they would recoil as it looked so "angry'. Luckily, typical of the condition, none on my face and very few on my neck. As time went on the spots became larger and very dry.
Mine was a very severe but textbook case. I was extremely self-conscious and very blue. I had read on this forum that the spots can last for up to 9 months+ which scared the beejesus out of me.
I went on the sunbed twice, the second time for 6 minutes at which time I burnt my stomach and back. This seemed to have a great effect. I think I literally "nuked" the suckers off in those two areas as they cleared within a couple of days. The spots on my arms and legs took longer to disappear where the sunbed had had little effect.
I am writing this as I read on this site a lot of stories of people in the middle of having this condition without coming back to say how they got on . I wanted to back and reassure sufferers that the whole thing lasted for 8 weeks. I have no scars (which at the worst point I's thought scars were inevitable, especially with all my scratching) and my skin is back to it's soft self. Ironically it helped my relationship with my other half as he was so supportive and reassuring when I was feeling at my most self-conscious and, at times, pretty ugly.
Please don't worry - it comes and then goes just as quickly. Best wishes to all PR sufferers x
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