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Iv had pityriasis Rosea for 4 weeks now. The herald stop started on my arm 5 weeks ago it then spread from my stomach to my chest and all over. 4 weeks on its spread to my face shouldnt it be clearing up by now. Iv tried all your suggestions head and shoulders and sunbeds which have helped a bit but i just dont know why they are on my face i thought they wernt suppose to spread there. Can anyone helpme. Also i read it makes you tired how long does this last for. HELP :cry:

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    Me too, I'm exhausted! And a bit annoyed that even though it seems from this discussion board that tiredness is a common side effect of PR, my doctor didn't warn me about it!

    Mine isn't quite on my face but is on the underside of my chin. The doctor also said it never spreads to the arms or legs but my PR is down my arms as far as my elbows and down my legs as far as my knees :shock:

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    Hi there, Just to let you know i've had it really bad especially on my face!! This is probably the worst area affected for me. It was awful at first, I didn't want to leave the house. My face was very lumpy and bumpy, red and sore! It started on 04/02 and it is now 18/03. I'm pleased to say now that i'm wearing foundation (estee lauder double wear) you cannot see the red patches I have left! The foundation doesn't seem to make it worse either which is good. My neck is still very dry but I find aqueous cream very good, I even use this on my face. My chest and tummy is still quite red but definately a lot better and not as itchy. Thought i'd leave you a comment as it's nice to know you're not the only one with it on your face! Good luck and let me know how it goes. This is my 6th week and people can def see it getting better!
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    Thanks for letting me know you have them on your face as well. It's good to know that I'm not alone. Had mine weeks now but it seems to be shifting. Got it everywhere from trunk of body including arms right down to knees. Looks terrible and really hits confidence.

    I found a user group online where people post photos of various stages. By the look of it im on stage 5 or 6.

    I hope yours continues to get better. After this im buying shares in sunbeds and head and shoulders

    David X

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