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My story with PR goes like this, about two weeks ago I felt a bruning sensation just below my left shoulder, close to my armpit. The night before I was at a concert and assumed that I must have been burned with a cigarette. That "burn" is what I now know to be infamous Herald Patch. It resembled what I thought to be ringworm because of the shape and raised edges but it soon grew larger and became very flaky, with a terrible burning sensation.
Just a couple of days after I discovered the herald patch, very small red bumps began appearing in random places on my legs, hips, back and stomach. I assumed that I must have bedbugs and went on a cleaning frenzy. I quickly realized that it was indeed not bedbugs especially after the little pimple like bumps began taking new form and starting the same burning sensation.
I have at least 10-15 of these lesions (that;s what I'm calling them) that range from small little red bumps to quarter sized (1" in diameter) that look and feel like burns and are flaking. Today I decided that it was time to book an appt with a dermatologist. She looked at my lesions and quickly identified and diagnosed me with PR. I was shocked when she shrugged it off and said that there was nothing that could be done and it would take at least 2-3 months to go away on its own but not before getting worse. She said "Oh, and it's going to be a really scary ride. The patches are going to grow quickly and spread". It was said in such a tone like "sorry I'll hope for the best".
I turned to this forum and although I feel better Im still so scared for what's ahead. The 10-15 lesions that I already have are causing me so much pain and discomfort. I feel like a monster. I have two on my face which I know is rare and several of these little pimples all over my body that I know will turn into these painful crustations as soon as tomorrow morning.
After a lot of research on this forum I've decided to take matter into my own hands and start my own home remedy. I will update in a couple of days with my findings. I bought the following items:
- Emergen-C. to boost my immune system
- Head n Shoulders Shampoo. to rub all over my body and let stand for 10 minutes before I wash it off
- Eucrine lotion. I'll use this after I get out of the shower
- Multi vitamins to also boost my immune system
- I plan on trying the sunbed 3 times in a week for no more than 6 min
I will be sure to update everyone on my progress. Good luck to you all!
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