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:roll: Well I noticed the herald patch about 2-3 weeks ago now and just thought that I had a bit of excema - so I used a cream I had from the doctors ages ago for excema in the hope it would go away - it didn't. I started to get patches all over my skin, my chest, my stomach and back. I got a bit freaked out as my boyfriend did the meningitis test (rolling glass over it to see if it goes away - it didn't - freak out :shock: ). So I went to the doctors, obviously I didn't realise what I had, but said it had started with the patch on my side, the doctor told me I had pityriasis rosea - got a junior doctor in to come and guess what I had...she didn't get it. Then I got told there is nothing they can do!!!!! What - I've got to look like this till it goes away??? Over christmas too??
I've taken the advice on here, got myself some simple anti-dandruff shampoo, sounds like the weirdest advice I've ever heard (!) started using that yesterday and got some milk thistle (can you tell I'm desperate??? ). Also bought some aqueous cream with calamine, which seems to take some of the itching away and settle it down a little bit. Also doesn't stink like calamine lotion does, bad memories of chicken pox when I was a kid with that!
I'll keep you posted about whether the anti-dandruff shampoo works or milk thistle, bit sceptical but willing to give anything a try to make it go away quicker! Any other advice would be appreciated!
It's very upsetting to hear that the doctors can't do anything. No idea how I've managed to get this either. I seem to have an ability to pick up any viral infections over winter months very easily - last yr it was suspected viral meningitis which landed me in hospital for a week and floored me for about a month. Asking santa for a new immune system next xmas - cause god I need it!
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