Head & Shoulders and Sunbeds

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My girlfriend contracted PR a couple of weeks ago, after finding the herald patch on her shoulder the rash developed over a few days and rapidly spread across her front, back and her botttom by Friday 13th (the date was somewhat unfortunate). She went to the doctor the following Monday and after being diagnosed with PR we did the research and stumbled across this site.

Its Friday today and I have to say that after just 4 days of washing in Head and Shoulders twice a day and going on sunbeds for 3 of those days I am very encouraged with the results so far. There has been a noticable reduction in the severity of the rash in both colour and size.

I must add that she has moisturised a lot over the last few days (around 3-4 times a day) using a few different products; Banana Boat Aloe Vera gel (after going on the sunbeds), a thick application of Nivea after her first shower and then an application of Boots coconut oil after her evening shower.

Before I give too much encouragement I must add that the rash did not seem to have the severity that some people seem to have suffered and she did not experience the itching that has been such an unfortunate side-effect for so many people.

Bringing things back round to the positives however, I must say despite the aggressive approach to moisturising that she has taken I believe that the biggest rewards have certainly come from the use of Head & Shoulders and sunbeds. Given the speed that we have seen results I would encourage others that are suffering from PR to at least give this approach a go. Even if the results aren't as dramatic as others have experienced it is important for you all to not let the situation get on top of you, be as proactive as you can and above all be positive.

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    Well I'm delighted to say that after just 7 days of hitting the sunbeds and showering twice a day with Head & Shoulders my girlfriends PR has all but disappeared. There are a few marks on her side and the herald patch, while still the same size, has faded beyond belief and is a lot smoother. Standing just 5 feet away from her there are no visible marks on her body.

    She intends to carry on with the current regime until the PR has completely disappeared but as far as it currently stands she is all but rid of the rash.

    I must give full credit to this forum for the information that has been made available as I am sure that without it we would never have considered taking this approach. Obviously this is just one of many cases of PR out there but I am sure that you will all agree that the results speak for themselves.

    Best of luck to any of you out there that are suffering from PR and I hope that this can offer some hope for you in getting rid of this.

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    So moutierise prob 3 times daily??shower twice in head and shoulders and use sunbeds every second day??

    pls write back id be delighted. smile

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    Hi – I have PR and have booked a sunbed appointment today for the first time to try and cure myself! Can you tell me how long your girlfriend used the sunbed for each time and what type of sunbed?

    Thanks so much!

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    I was diagnosed with PR in the beginning of December and my doctor did receommend sunlight I just started going to a tanning salon, hopefully this will help. I noticed that the patches really come out after I take a shower. II wondered if the shampoo I am currently using is causing the flare ups. now that you mentioned Head & Shoulders; I will definitely give it a go. Going back to the sun bed tonight as well to see if that speeds up the process:-)

    thanks so much:-)

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