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I'm fairly certain that I have PR. I had a patch about the size of a £2 coin on my upper arm for about 10 days and thought it was discoid eczema, I treated it with E45 but it didn't go.
About 12 days later I was covered in smaller red round patches, at first on my upper arms and upper back, a few days later it spread to my chest, tummy, groin, inner thighs, lower back and a few patches on my cheeks and hairline.
I'be been to my GP twice, at first she was intrigued and said it was possibly eczema or ringworm, she gave me an anti-fungal cream and strong moisturiser, she told me to come back in a week if it didn't go. During that week it suddenly became intensely itchy all over and worse when I got hot or had a shower. I went back a week later and it was far worse in appearance, I asked the GP if it could be PR and she said no chance as PR doesn't ever itch and I didn't have a xmas tree shape on my back. She gave me a tratement used for psoriasis.
I am still convinced that it is PR and I have read a lot on the internet that says it can itch. In the last week the itching has been unbearable and the rash has become suddenly scaly and itchy. I have been taking anti-histimaine pills that don't really work and have bought steroid cream instead of the stuff the doctor gave me. My fiance's sister is a GP and she thinks its PR, looking at photos on the internet they mostly look like the rash I have. I have bought some selsun blue after reading about it here but not tried it yet as I don't think it will help with the itch. I'm hoping it will go away and stay away as I get married in just under a year and have quite a revealing wedding dress!
Good luck fellow sufferers!
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