Need some advice and want to hear if others have similar issues

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Hi, I’m 17 and have had Pityriasis Rosea chronically since I was 10 and kind of want to hear what others did to help stop it and unfortunately for my case I have gotten it every winter season since I was 10 and until this year it was not as bad, but after the skin on my legs began to bleed I wanted to get some advice. During the summer time it goes away nearly completely but every year in the winter I have had it and I have tried lotions and other stuff but this year was rough and I am still continuing to battle with it. I also work in a freezer at my job which is “great” because it’s most irritated when it’s cold. I just want some advice and to see if others have had similar issues. 

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    Mine was most irritating when hot- hot showers, working out, etc. reoccurring is unusual but I have heard of it. Mine lasted 5-6 months and I thought that was horrible. I can’t imagine having it every winter. The tanning beds helped dry up mine the most. Maybe healing does have to do with the sun.  I would definitely see a doctor- get some answers!! Bless your heart. I’ll pray you are healed!!
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    I heard PR is not supposed to come back, so I would double check with a specialist that it's definitely the correct diagnosis. A Dr can also prescribe medications such as creams with steroids to help heal the wounds faster, especially if they are bleeding. In the meantime try not to scratch and keep applying a moisturizer for sensitive skin. If you think your job isn't helping your condition I would speak to your Dr about it and your Manager, maybe there is something else you can do without having to leave the job? Take care of yourself and remember that it will soon pass.

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    Drew, I agree with Robbie, PR is not supposed to come back, and if it is an annual thing in winter..... I watched the Olympics, and one of the athletes who did the skiing/snowboarding part (not sure which) had something that sounds exactly like what you describe. They called it a "winter allergy", and were joking about this person skiing with that sort of an allergy. I will go see if I can find it... Were you diagnosed with a biopsy? All they have to do is a scrape biopsy to be sure.

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