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Just thought I would write about my experience so far, as I've found it useful reading everyone elses!!
Similar to other people, I noticed a dry patch of skin just below the line of my trousers about 3 weeks ago that was about 2-3cm in diameter. I put E45 etc on it, but it neevr seemed to go away and just got a bit redder looking. Then it started itching when i wore my clothes, so I put a plaster over it... I think a week ago today was when I first noticed little pimple-like red spots on the left side of my stomach and the right side of my rib-cage, probably about 10 of them.
I sort of ignored them for a while, but they started getting bigger, and I thought maybe it was shingles. However once it started spreading all over the place I did some research and I figured it was probably PR and the dry patch was probably the herald patch! So now I have patches of quite big sort of flat-ish dry, red spots (i'm sure u know what I mean!) and the initial ones I had have kinda grown into bigger blobs, with littler red spots around them. I have it on most my stomach and ribs, and it creeping onto my back! Not cool!! There's only 1 or 2 on my neck so I'm counting myself lucky (SO FAR!!) and I can cover it... thank goodness it's winter!!! I've only had itching for the last 2days really.
I read somewhere that this stage of rashy nastiness, on average, lasts 10-14 days, so I'm just going to hope its the same for me!!! So this would be day 8... and having read some other posts I went on a sunbed today for 9 minutes to try and fry the little blighters, and initially it made the itching stop, but now I have the same minor itching.... but I'm hoping its them trying to inflict some final pain on me before shrivelling up!
But I'll see how it is tomorrow, and then probably go back on the sunbed on monday... coz even if it doesnt get rid of them, everything looks better with a tan!!
Just wondering how long it took for other people's to spread onto their arms/legs? Coz I'm sorta hoping that mine has stopped spreading... but I'm only on day 8! eeek! This is a sucky illness, give me regular flu any day!
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