Pityriasis Rosea 2nd occurance

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Hi. I'm 32 and for the 2nd time wen diagnosed with PR. The first time was 8 years ago. Initially the Herald spot was diagnosed as Ringworm but after fungal cream had no affect, and the rash developed, plus my husband had not caught it from me it was diagnosed as PR. At the time I was harbouring a lot of stress. And this second time the Herald spot appeared weeks before and again I am under a lot of pressure. I believe it is stress related (for me). When I told my new GP that I had been previously diagnosed and it had been mistaken for ringworm she shook her head like I'd been mistaken and said no that pityriasis versicola. However I've checked this out and it defi ugly was PR and not PV. I'm beggining to wonder how common reoccurance is. And if anyone else finds it linked to stress?

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    Did you have a biopsy done? It is very rare to have PR come back a second time- as rare as getting chicken pox or measles after getting the vaccine. A biopsy - just a scrape biopsy, not a core, should tell you exactly what you have. If it is back, it could be lichen planus, which is very similar, but does flare for no apparent reason and then go away for weeks or months, or years, and then comes back.
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    I'm 54 and was diagnosed with PR after suffering with the rash for many months. Nothing worked to clear it up. Not even PRREEZE. Then from another forum I tried Calamine lotion. Two weeks of covering every spot finally cleared it up, but it took a few weeks before it was completely gone. Then it came back a few months later, but not nearly as bad. Again the calamine lotion worked after 2 weeks. It has been a few month since then and it has not come back. Try the calamine lotion if nothing else works. Apparently the zinc oxide is the key. God bless.

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