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I'm a caucasian female, 34 with sensitive skin. It all started when I noticed a zit on my left shoulder blade. I didn't think anything of it so I applied tea tree oil hoping it would dissapear. Until it started to itch like nothing I've experienced before. It was drying out but getting bigger, about the size of a quarter. I knew something wasn't right but put it off. Around 10 days after I noticed the patch, is when my chest got red and extremly itchy with tiny dots. The next day I noticed that the tiny dots spread on my upper chest and on the side of my torso. The following day I was diagnosed with PR by my Dr. I was given advice that it would go away without treatment and he gave me taro-mometasone cream for the itch. The cream did nothing. A few days after seeing the Dr. The spots got bigger and more spread out. I am currently 3 weeks in and now they are also on my back, my butt crack, my arm pitts, behind my knees and between my upper thighs.
What topped it up and made me hit rock bottom and break down was I got the flu. Has anyone else experienced the flu with PR? I got the flu 6 days after seeing the Dr. From what I've read it doesn't sound common. I had a dry throat, body aches, congestion and a runny nose. My flu only lasted 3 days but it came and went quick and forceful. It was awful.
My regimen is using head and shoulders-deep moisture with Luke warm water. Goats milk soap. I apply coconut oil 2x a day with a mixture of lavender oil, peppermint oil, and tea tree oil after I get out of the shower. The peppermint oil cools it down. I take sovereign silver when I wake up and go to bed. I take vitamin D, C, calcium/magnesium that has zinc in it. I wanted another option on my skin so I found a local make-up boutique that sells this amazing lotion line. I'd recommend it, if you can get it. It's my saving grace. CV skinlabs is advanced natural ingredients for burned or wounded treatments. The store swears that it is a staple for cancer patients. It's a little pricy but I'm willing to try anything! I use the rescue + relief spray. If I have a flare up from irritation from my clothes, when I spray it on the rash it stops itching. This is the only thing I found that gives me relief the longest. They also have a balm that I carry with me everywhere I go. I hydrate with hot water (mostly when I had the flu) and cold water.
I'm so over this! I am hoping I'm at the worst phase and it'll be better soon. They say this is common but I don't know anyone else that had this and they don't know anyone who did either. So reading everyones stories gives me hope. Thank goodness for stumbling on this site. Thanks for taking the time to read my story.
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