I was diagnosed to have pityrisis rosea. Mine started last december january. I thought the red spots were insect bites and then it started to get big like ringworm. The derma said it will go away on its own, no cure because its a virus. Told me it will take about 3-8 weeks. But up to now, I still have some bumps. What irritates me most is the itching and the red spots. Before I could wear 2 piece, now cant wear even shorts and sleeveless. Have rashes on my trunk, inner right arm and all of my thighs. Its a disgusting sight. I am really praying that this will all go. Tried to tan my skin, because if you are fair skinned the red spots are more obvious. Now my tan is starting to fade, and the red spots are as bad as ever. Cant stay in the water too long, because it will dry the skin, it will itch some more. Cant put anything as it may irritate the skin. If there's a derma out there, can you please help? What can I do to be healed of this pr? I really cant take the sight of this anymore, and the itch. When the rashes start to fade, another herald patch will start and more little rashes would come out. So its just a cycle, no healing. Please please help ...
Hey you ever had bad acne, and sort medication for it? Trying to peice together what could be causing this rash. (i have had it for a year now. Its not so bad now, but seems to show its head every month or two, but never as bad as the first round)
I visited with my dermatologist twice before it became clear that I had pityriasis rosea. I have been using cortisone cream twice a day for about two and a half weeks. I see some improvement but still noctice about 2 more red lesions daily. My dermatologist wants to give me a cortisone shot , apparently this works very well and clears of the rash within days. My cousin who is also a dermatologist suggested I not take the shot but didn't offer a convincing reason why not too. If I don't see improvement in another week and a half, I will take the shot and post then to tell of it's effects.
I think if anyone is at thier wits end that they should try the cortisone shot.