Discussions By Condition: Infectious diseases

Diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea?

Posted In: Infectious diseases 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2010
  • 01:44 AM

About a week and a half ago I had what I thought was a large bug bite on my upper left chest. I couldn't help but scratch it and it became inflamed then flaky with a ring around it a couple of days later. I thought I had ringworm. Around the same time the first bite began to flake, I developed a tiny pink bump between my breasts that itched. I thought it was another bug bite. This was about a week ago. This tiny bump started getting other tiny bumps nearby. A few days later these bumps started multiplying, spreading, and getting red (possibly from all the scratching - I can't help it). I also developed clusters on the left side of my back, fewer clusters in my upper right arm, and recently the right side of my neck.

I finally saw a dermatologist today and he thinks it's Pityriasis Rosea. He asked me a lot of questions about my medical history, etc. and I was so focused on the incredibly itch on these parts I forgot to mention that I recently had a small rash under both my eyes that lasted about 3 weeks. It was also dry, sightly red and flaky. This was immediately before the first Herald patch developed.

Immediately prior to my eye rash I had 2 canker sores in my mouth that lasted a month. I also had ongoing stress headaches that lasted about a month around the same time my mouth sores were healing and eye rash was developing. I assumed it was because I had a lot of stress in my life, wasn't exercising, eating well, sleeping, etc.

Does anyone know if these symptoms are related or if there's a possible underlying cause I should consider? I'm wondering if I should schedule another appointment so I can talk to my dermatologist about this. Any thoughts?

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?