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I am a 16 year old girl who was diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea just under a week ago, although it first appeared around a week and a half ago. I was absolutely devastated as I'd read online horror stories of it lasting up to a year and I'm in the middle of sitting my GCSEs and have prom and a holiday coming up later this month. As a teenage girl, it absolutely destroyed what self confidence I had and I felt truly hideous. I was covered in a severe case from my scalp and neck all the way into my groin, down my thighs and my arms. I couldn't see any hope or light at the end of the tunnel. I just wanted to lock myself in a dark room in fear of anyone seeing it! In some areas, there were big raised boils which looked ugly and infected and you couldn't see any skin underneath. I went to my doctor in floods of tears and here's how I've been treating it over just 3 days!!
-Drink a glass of orange juice every day to boost your immune system.
-A cold shower or bath every day and smother the rash in Head and Shoulders shampoo.
-Betnovate steroid cream in the morning and after my shower in the evening as prescribed by my doctor. (Personally, I think this has made the biggest difference!)
Only three days later after following all of these steps and already the rash is almost completely gone!! I can't believe the difference it's made! There is nothing now on my neck or back and the majority of my chest is clear, bar a little bit of uneven skin tone. All the lumps under my skin have gone and the redness is drying up and fading! I really hope this will help others who were in the same state of misery as I was! There is hope!!! I'm optimistic that the way things are going I'll be completely clear in a week or so!
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