I at first noticed a small round red mark on my chest which gradulally grew bigger, then spread. I've been working for 5 months on a horrible job with long hours so I wrongly, decided it must be ringworm as my immune system was probably not great. I decided to use ACV, Oil Leaf tincture, (which I might add sprayed on, relieves the awful itching) and Garlic cream. The ACV made it worse, the Oil Leaf tincture, relieved the itching but didnt seem to improve it and the Garlic Cream, just smelt very stong.
A week on, I realised I'd misdiagnosed it and I had in fact got pityriasis rosea, reading symptoms and looking at photos I realised it was that. I read all the advice on Earth Clinic, but not having any of the things recommended to hand, I decided to mix activated charcoal with some powdered tumeric and make a wet poltice which I put inbetween a muslin cloth and lay it across my chest and wore with an old T shirt. I went to bed with it on and amazingly, I had no itching at night and the next morning, on taking it off, the area looked so much better, less red and inflamed and no itching!
I then covered the area in zinc oxide cream (nappy rash cream) which I had read someone had used. It itched a little just after putting it on but I've now just realised I've had my first itch free day! I'm going to continue using these two things and I'm really hopeful it will get rid of it very soon. I thought I'd share this as both of these things are good at promoting healing.
I had Pityriasis Rosea a few months ago and tried treating it with Aloe Vera first. That didn't work. I tried Tea Tree Oil. That didn't work. Tried Paw Paw Ointment. That didn't work. Doctor prescribed cortizone cream which I wouldn't use anyway. Nothing was working, the rash was getting worse, so as a last resort I called on the ever trustworthy L-Glutamine powder which is known to boost the immune system and voila! Within two weeks, the rash was gone.
Pityriasis Rosacea: I would really love some feedback on this viral infection. Thank you!
St. Louis, Mo
Preston, Maryland, Usa
Port Coquitlam, Bc Canada
I've been suffering from pityriasis rosea since 2 weeks now. I'm trying to build up my immune system with Vit C, zinc, milk thistle and Vit A. I'd really like to get some help about something specific that will kill the virus so my marks can go away. Also, as my marks are fading and going darker, does this mean that it will stay that way? I feel really awkward with the brown patches everywhere! Is there a natural remedy to reduce the scarring or pigmentation?