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Hello! I have been doing nothing but reading threads and medical sites on the internet for days now. I usually don't post on sites like this, but I know that reading these has helped me cope with whats going on, so hopefully I'll help someone esle!
I don't know how long I had the harald patch for. I normally have a few dry patches on my skin, so I noticed it on the neck and didn't do anything about it until it started to spread.
Once it started to spread I thought I was having a allergic reation and took benadryl and used some itch cream. When I realized it wasn't going away I finally went to the doctors.
They told me I had PR and there wasn't anything I could do about it. The doctor told me it would clear up on it's own. I went home and read up on home remidies. This is when I baught, clinical head and shoulders and started to use it as a body wash, I also baught avenoo skin relief body wash with oatmeal.I would also apply hydrocoridzone cream to the bumps. I heard sunlight helps so I sun-bathed as well. A week later it spread ALL OVER ME. I spread to my face, my arms, my privates, my legs, my eyelids! You name it! The only place it's not on is my hands and feet. I went back to the doctors and they gave me an anti-viral (used for shingles) and an antihistamine. That was about 3 days ago!
I changed my diet, I cut out all sweets, I have been taking vit-c, multi vit, d-3, and drinking a crazy amount of orange juice. I have also been laying out in the sun, using head and shoulders body wash , rubbing in coconut oil, and using hydrocortisone cream on the unbearably ichy parts.
My body feels like one big giant scab now. I'm more dry ichy and flaky than sore and painful. So I suppose that's a plus, does that mean I'm healing??
They seem to still be spreading up my arms though. Also, I have ALWAYS TOLD MYSELF THAT I WOULD NEVER EVER GO INTO A TANNING BED EVER! But, I plan on doing it today in a couple hours. Everyone has been saying that's working and I am about to try anything at this point. (I'll update and tell you all how that goes!)
p.s. it's really taking a toll on my mental health for sure. I have always been one to express myself through my apperance. I am also a makeup-artist and model. So this put me out of work
I have my ups, but my downs are terrible. Please, for any of you who are going through this. Please feel free to vent in the comment section. It helps to know that you are not alone in this. If you don't have it, it's hard to understand the emotional toll that it takes on you. It's like some weird horror movie, where you can't do anything but watch this disease take over your body and turn you into a monster! haha
I'll let you all know how it progresses!
I'm sending good vibes and healing love to anyone going through this!
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