pityriasis or guttate psoriasis?

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Hey all,

Currently dealing with the pityriasis nightmare, on week 6. Started on my torso, then spread to my arms and legs. The spots on my arms and legs tend to come and go, but the ones on my side have been there the whole time, and have flattened out into ring-shapes and/or merged with other ones (pics attached). They're insanely itchy. Anyone else have these ring-shaped spots? Starting to worry it's guttate psoriasis and not pityriasis, so I'd love to know if these look familiar to anyone who's had pityriasis. Ordered Prreze so hopefully that'll help but god this is awful. Thanks in advance!

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    WOW!!! Poor baby! Mine started as spots, then spread out into rings of rash, like ringworm. They kept getting bigger, and overlapped, and new ones formed inside, and.... You get the picture. I would be more worried about guttate if they did not form rings. Prreze is what worked for me! Keep us informed. I saw that the Prreze people have stuff for psoriasis too. An acquaintance (forum friend) had psoriasis and PR (YUCK!!!!) and used Prreze for the PR, and it helped the psoriasis too, she said she used the Prreze longer than they said to, because she was scared the PR would come back, and it started healing her psoriasis
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      Hi, I currently have pityriasis and am a long term suffere of psoriasis, my pityriasis is far from itchy compared to my psoriasis (psoriasis itching would keep me awake at night!) are the spots very dry and flacky!? I would recommend a dermatology appointment if you haven’t had one already, also if you have had a strep infection it can trigger a guttate psoriasis flare up.
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      Nothing on my face—a bit around my hairline/behind my ears, but that's it. Mostly just everywhere else. I think it's starting to fade...started Prreze and went to the tanning booth a couple times, and while it's still there, the patches seem to be lighter in color and flattening out. There's also borders of flaky skin in a circle on each patch, which I read somewhere is indicative of PR and not psoriasis. Fingers crossed I'm in the last stretch of this!

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