How I Got Rid of Pityriasis Rosea!

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I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea about 3 weeks ago by my dermatologist. I noticed the herald patch a month and a half ago but it started off so small like a pimple that I didn't think anything of it until the patch started growing bigger, about 2 inches wide. Then I started getting smaller bumps all over my stomache, chest, lower back, neck, arms and upper thigh. It would only itch after taking a shower other than that I didn't feel any different but the rash was extremely unsightly. After reading forums on people who successfuly treated their condition with tanning I decided to give it a shot. I went to a tanning booth and tanned under level 1 lights for 9 minutes. I have pretty pale skin and ended up burning but the burn turned into a tan in a few days. The day after tanning I noticed my rash turning into a brownish-red and then a few days after that it turned completely brown and started peeling. I continued to go tanning but in the sun, not tanning booth for about an hour a day during morning/noon sun. After 2 weeks, my pityriasis rosea is 99% cleared. My spots started disappearing in the order that it came so I still have minor dry bumps that are barely noticeable on my thigh and upper arms. I wanted to share my story to let folks know that the sun really helped my condition and only took 2 weeks from the time I hit my peak. I also showered in Head and Shoulders shampoo for 1 week in conjunction with tanning. Not sure how much that helped the healing process but it didn't seem to hurt.

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    Hi Mariah, so happy to hear about your success! Could you tell me which head and shoulders shampoo you used? I've been struggling to get rid of my case for over 2 months now and feel like I have tried everything, it's been terrible. Thanks in advance

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