Help! Pityriasis Rosea Ruining my life...

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@40077it first started with a spot on my lower forearm, i visited my gp who gave me antifungal cream, 2 weeks later it just keeps getting bigger, back to my gp who gave me steroid cream, again this made very little improvement, back to gp who then referred me to a dermotologist, 2 weeks later the most horrendous rash started all over my groin area, thighs, tummy, chest, breasts, neck, arms and scalp, thankfully missing my face however this has become extremely dry, its been 11 days now and it just keeps spreading, doc diagnosed PR and as some of the big ones were sore and some weepy he gave me antibiotics, ive recently tried head & shoulders its made my skin quite sore so considering not using it anymore, has anyone had similar symptoms, its affecting my state of mind making me feel quite depressed and my anxiety is off the scale trying to read as much as i can on different pages...

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    I've had similar experience. With a slight rash on my tummy area on the first day and basically all over my body the next. It lasted for about 2 - 3 weeks for me. But I have to admit i was also feeling abit down and had anxiety. There's not much the doctor could do, i just had to ride it out.

    I did try head and shoulders and it stung a bit - the next day the rashes started healing, so did the head and shoulder thing for a few more days. And it was gone.

    I don't know if it was the head and shoulders or if it just ran it's course.

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