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I first noticed an itchy area on my back at the start of Nov and thought nothing of it, which I now know was the herald patch.
By about the 20 th Nov I noticed 5 or so red blotches on my stomach so that day I went to the doctor who instantly said it was PR but said there was no treatment and more or less sit it out. As all of you know this wasn't the end of it every 3 days more blotches appeared and travelled up to my neck.
I tried a lot of the suggestions posted here. This is what I have been doing (I must say at this stage they seem to be fading) but I know they appear lighter in colour in the morning and slightly redder at night.
I started taking Vitamin B, C and zinc supplements. I also take 30 drops of echinacea tincture 3 times a day. I also think like others eating lots of fruit and veg and plenty of sleep and rest is important. I like others was totally uptight about this but now am resigned to it being here and deep down know it's going to run its course no matter what
I also washed thePR areas with head and shoulders. Took WARM not hot baths with Tea Tree and lavender essential oils and then afterwards applied Diprobase cream (a cream my nephew uses for eczema).
The reason for those essential oils being I saw somewhere on the internet that PR might be liked to Herpes 6 & 7 virus ( which means nothing to me). Are any of you normally cold sore sufferers just out of interest????? I am which is caused by Herpes simplex virus normally TAKING A zinc supplement kept them at bay but this year I hadn't taken this supplement til I took PR (TOO LATE) . Today I resorted to a 3 min session on the sunbed. I wait to see if they fade any more.
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