Pityriasis rosea - little bumps under the skin?

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Hi everyone,

I've had the full blown rash for 2 weeks now. It took about 3 weeks to appear after my herald patch first showed up on my upper chest. It is itchy as hell and is covering my entire chest, stomach, back and tops of my thighs. In all these places the rash is the standard oval patches, sometimes quite big, sometimes flaky. On my inner arms though and on to my hands the rash comes as very small 'bumpy' pin pricks. Does anyone else get this? This part of the rash only appeared yesterday. It and the rest of the rash are showing no signs of getting better. I'm going to try the sunbed option and see if that works. I have a steroid cream but that doesn't seem to do much. This is the most frustrating disease!

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    I have the little bump form all over my face! I had been told it rarely spreads there, but this is my fouth week and it's moved on up onto my cheeks, chin etc...

    I've been to the tanning salon tonight as my last hope. I've tried all the creams and lotions to no avail. Now I guess its a waiting game to see...

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    I have the little lumps along with the larger patches, which are either red and ichy or flaking.

    My Herald patch appeared at the end of December and the first signs of the rash appeared at the begining of Feb on my neck. (I think this was delayed as I had a weeks holiday in the sun, early Jan). I went to the doctor at the begining of Feb, he diagnosed a fungal infection and gave me steroid cream that didn't work. The rash spread to my chest, back, face, and hairline. I then saw another doctor who said I know what this - it's pityriasis rosea. She said a friend had also suffered from it and there was nothing you could do, only let it take it's time.

    The rash has spread further and become VERY itchy. The rash is worse after a shower, very red and ichy. I have used all sorts of creams and use Aveeno shower oil.

    I went to the doctors last week as the rash on my neck and inside my arms looks terrible and I am begining to get quite stressed by having to keep covering it up. I saw a different doctor who said that it's not pityriasis rosea as it's gone on too long, it shouldn't be itchy and pityriasis rosea is quite rare!!! He obviously hasn't read this website. He said it was an allergy and gave me some strong antihistimine tablets, which he said would stop the itching and take the rash away - guess what still got the rash and still itchy.

    I've now decided to try a sunbed so I would be very gratefull for any comments from people who tried this. sad

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      Too weird about your doctor. I had mine for 9 months before it was diagnosed with a biopsy. MOST people only have it for 2 or 3 months. SOme people have it for years... You must be special, like me!

      Tanning did not help mine. I found this cream called Prreze.on eBay. That worked within 5 days, and after 14 months of embarasment, unsightly rash, itch, and misery it was gone!!!!

      Good luck to you, hope yours goes with the tanning!

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    Frustrating is right!!!! Ugly, nasty, itchy, unsightly.... Just plain not nice! The tanning bed thing works for some people, and I hope it works for you. Didn't work for me. I bought a jar of Prreze on eBay, and that worked within 5 days. They have a website too, and the reviews are good. I had it for 14 months. The steroid cream just helps teh itch and redness, but does not do anything to make it go away.

    Most people only have it for a couple of months, so I hope yours is short too!

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