How do you know when the Pityriasis rosea is going away?

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I've been using steriods lotion not oral steroids. Ive also been bathing in oats/cocobutter & shea soap and moisturizing my sking with cocobutter lotion. The rashes on my shoulders are fading away and the ones on my back and legs also but as some are fading there are some popping up! 

they are very small and not big at all like the rashes i originally got.

I have no idea if the PR is getting better or worse ! and no idea what should i do 

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    I had a few fade and then more pop up - tanning helped dry them out, but when they start to dry out they do itch more.  I started with some on my abdomen - they went away fast - then more popped up under arms and breasts - they were they worst.  Then next was inner thighs, back of neck and back and last of all front of my neck.  I had it for about 4 months.  Not fun.  I think it's stress related.  
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    The small ones that are popping up are mainly on my tummy and shoulders. how long did it take before it was completely gone? (how many months). Did you take any oral steroids ? im thinking about it but i really dont want to 
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    It took about 4-5 months for all to go away.  Mine didn't itch badly though.  I didn't take oral steriods, just topical cortisone - anti itch meds.  I bathed in dandruff shampoo and tanned.  I sympathize with you so much.  It was horrible!  I don't think doctors understand.  If it was only 5-6 weeks like most cases, but mine lasted way longer.  good luck to you!
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      wow 5-6 months! i started seeing rashes in December 2015. i guess i have a long wait seeing that more rashes are still popping up! the only good thing is that i havent gotten any rashes on my face 

      thanks for ur response!

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