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Pityriasis Rosea - Has anyone any tips please? :(

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Hi everyone I hope you're all coping OK in these strange times.

A few weeks ago I started with some blotches which I presumed were maybe ringworm, and it turns out to be pityriasis rosea. I've tried steroid creams, antihistamines, but the itching/burning is grim and usually starts at 2am. I know there's no cure so I'm reluctant to pester the docs just now. 

Still getting new patches so I guess it'll be a long haul.

Has anyone else had this? Can anyone suggest anything that might help please?

Best wishes
Lucy

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  • rach_krach_k Forumite
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    I hope you've found some relief since you posted!

    When I had it years and years ago, my mum found me a cooling, moisturising body mist/light spray thing from Boots (one of their 'natural' looking ranges I think).  It offered some temporary relief from the horrendous itch.  They don't make that one any more but a quick Google might bring up something similar.  
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    avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    edited 29 May at 7:02PM
    Vague memory of when I had this -- camomile lotion might help.

    Edit: possibly witchhazel as well
  • LucyeffLucyeff Forumite
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    rach_k said:
    I hope you've found some relief since you posted!

    When I had it years and years ago, my mum found me a cooling, moisturising body mist/light spray thing from Boots (one of their 'natural' looking ranges I think).  It offered some temporary relief from the horrendous itch.  They don't make that one any more but a quick Google might bring up something similar.  
    Thanks so much for your reply! I've only just managed to get back on sorry for the delay. I'll have a look on the Boots page thank you, it really has been miserable to try and manage. It seems to be getting better but new patches are still springing up, I seem to get lulled into thinking it's clearing up and then it appears somewhere else 😢 

    I'd never heard of it before, hopefully it is a once a lifetime thing for us! 

    Thank you again for your help 🙂 

    Lucy x
  • LucyeffLucyeff Forumite
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    Vague memory of when I had this -- camomile lotion might help.

    Edit: possibly witchhazel as well
    Ooh ta I'll try all of these! I have some witch hazel in and hadn't thought of trying that. There's some many patches I could do with just bathing in it 😄

    I really appreciate you taking the time to reply, sorry for the delay getting back on! 
    Best wishes
    Lucy x



  • avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    Sorry I meant Calamine not camomile.  Hope something helps and that it is gone soon.
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