To itch or not to itch that’s the Question……

A big juicy morning to you.

You may remember the other week, i mentioned that my son had a rash on his legs.   Well i think i have worked out what it is, thanks to Yahoo!

Gotta love Yahoo….bear in mind you can’t believe everything you read though.   But on this occasion i chose to believe, just like i believe i can fly, i believe i can touch the sky……..

Anywho, i have now read through a number of sites and dermalogist websites that have confirmed my diagnosis that it is infact Pityriasis Rosea.

What on earth is that, i hear you ask?,  which is exactly what i thought at the time too…..

It is a rash that starts on the torso apparently, but in my family fashion it didnt, it started on his legs, which had me thinking that it was  a grass allergy or something similar.

Further reading showed that it ‘fits’ with Pityriasis Rosea.

When i first saw a ‘rash’ looking scar on his legs by his knee, i thought it looked like ringworm.   He advised  me it was infact a scar….. it didn’t look like a scar to me.  By scar he meant a healing scrape, which it very well could have been.    But no.

Now, two weeks on, the rash has now extended to his torso.  He does not seem to be ‘sick’ or anything, perhaps a little tired.

On reading about this virus it seems to be associated with the herpes simplex. and upper respiratory illnesses.    So, basically, being run down and needing to listen to the body.  It apparently affects young people between the ages of 10 – 35.  .

When my daughter found out that was what he may have, she ran a mile from him, “nothing personal little brother”  likening what he had to the plague.    Go figure.

So, we just let it run its course from 4 – 12 weeks of rash, and if it gets itchy put some unperfumed moisturising cream on the itchy spots, limit soap use etc etc, and wait for it to run its course.  The best thing you can do is to support your immune system to help it rid the virus from your body.

So thanks to Yahoo and the internet, i have saved the cost of a doctors visit!  Bless you internet!!.


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