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I noticed a "herald patch" near my collarbone about 2 weeks or so ago and thought it was just a burn from my hair straightener because at the time it was not very big at all. Boy was I wrong... Throughout the next week it only proceeded to get bigger and that's when I decided to see my primary about it. She ended up diagnosing it as ringworm and sent me home with instructions to apply an OTC anti-fungal on it. I did that for another week and noticed that it hadn't improved and that I was starting to get little red oval-shaped marks on my chest, stomach, shoulders, and back. Once again, I went to the doctor and it was diagnosed as rosea pityriasis. I was told there was no cure for it and that it should go away within two months, but the problem is... It's going to be summer in two months!!! There's no way I want to be walking around bearing these embarrassing marks and having people stare.
I'm 20 years old, a fairly social person, I work in customer service, and there's no way I want to be overheating trying to cover this up by wearing heavy clothing. For the past week I've been washing up with Head And Shoulders shampoo using a loofa and just recently started applying Goldbond Eczema relief lotion hoping that it would do at least SOMETHING. So far, nothing yet :-/ I went in a tanning bed for 5 minutes yesterday after seeing that it had helped so many people on here. I really haven't seen much of a difference other than it appears to be spreading to the area around my neck, armpits and groin (gross, I know).
ANY tips are appreciated, as this is very embarrassing and warm weather is approaching quickly - meaning less layers of clothing *cue horror music* I'd like to hear how long it took for your case to go away as well just to get a vague idea of what could be ahead of me.
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