You asked if anyone has had a run with this before. I was diagnosed with it a little over a week ago and I AM MISERABLE!!!
Around the second week of September, I had what I thought was a bad cold or allergies just acting up. I had a sore throat, a cough and felt really tired. I had no fever so I didn't go to the doctor. A few days after I began feeling better I devolped this itchy red patch on my chest. I had just had student diagnosed with ringworm so I went to the school nurse. She didn't think it was ringworm.
It progressively got worse and spread to my stomach, back, and upper arms and legs. I went to the doctor on October 10th. He diagnosed it as Pityriasis Rosea. I have been on steroids since then and using creams and lotions. The hot water in the shower makes the itching worse as does when I sleep on my back or stomach for an extended amount of time. I have clawed myself half to death and my husband threatens to kick me out of the bed at night.
I hate to take off work, but I was thinking of seeing a dermatologist. Would this be a waste of time? I JUST WANT THE ITCHING TO STOP!!! Please excuse the outburst.