Got PR two weeks ago and it's nearly gone!

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I got my herald spot two months ago after a breakup. I got a throat infection at first that took two weeks to get over. Then my sister noticed a red spot on my back while we were at the beach which got larger with time and more scaly. Exactly two weeks ago the rash started on my stomach which at first I thought was a heat rash but the rash got worse. I went online and checked out what it could be and thats when I read about PR. A few days later I went to two doctors (can't rely on one only) and they both diagnosed my condition as PR. They said it would take 4 to 8 weeks and that there was nothing I could do. I had read a paper that said that patients diagnosed with PR that received Acylovir (800mg 5 times a day) got over the PR in two weeks in comparison to a placebo group that received vitamin C. Since I am on my way to the Greek Islands next week and I couldn't change my booking I was willing to try anything. I took acyclovir for a week (4 days after the rash started) and started visiting a tanning salon. I been to the salon 4 times and my spot are all dried up but still itch. I also got the bumps on my arms and my neck but they seem to be clearing up and I have to say that they itch the worse. Personally I think the tanning is helping the most and I wouldn't advise anyone to try acyclovir cause it gave me nausea for the whole week that I took it. Defintley try the tanning salon! What really annoyed me was people telling me that \"it's only a rash and it'll go away\" but unless you've had PR I don't think you can really know how it feels. It looks horrid and itches like hell! I was really depressed until I saw it regressing. I hope that I look good in my bikini in a week!

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    Hello- Ive had PR for about 2 weeks now, and really dont want to spend my summer sitting indoors itching! Ive started going to my local tanning booth. I just wondered how many minutes you were going on at a time? and how often? Im rather fair so ive been going on for 5mins each time every 3 days. Thanks for your message
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    I am also very fair so I went for 4min for the first three times and then started going for 8min. I visited the salon eavery 2 days cause I was really anxious to get over PR. It took about 4-5 visits of 8min till it all went away. But I must warn you that at least when I went to the tanning salon, the spots would turn bright red and I would get the shivers. This passed after a few hours but it was not a good experience. If this happens to you, keep going to the salon cause it's your ONLY cure!
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    Hey-

    I am thinking about trying a tanning salon tomorrow. I just have a question that maybe you guys can answer since you have went through this already. It has been about three days for me so far so I am still going through this sh*t, but I noticed them all over my stomach, and back, so I went to doctors and he told me today about it and I googled it. I am glad to hear it's not bad but at the same time I am not a fan of this and wish there was something to cure it. I was just wondering, I have about like 20 on my stomach and 20 on my back I would say, and like two random ones on my thigh but I was just wondering do more usually come or is it usually like this and they will fade, I am bugging out a little because I don't want this all over me before I head back to college, it's weird you know. I mean I did look at some pictures online and some people had like tons of them all over them but then some had a few on there stomach and what not so I wasn't sure what or how it really goes. to be honest I was never ill before this started, no sore throat or anything, they don't itch so I mean I am hoping I got lucky and don't get many but maybe you guys can help me a little understand it more. thanks so much

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    hey,

    Its a condition that mainly attacks the trunk of the body- so ur chest and back. Mine then spread to my thighs and a few occurred on the bottom on my legs- but very few. So in conclusion, you might get a few on ur legs but not as many as u will get on ur stomach. But it effects everyone in diff ways..... good luck!!

    Ellen

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