11/15/07

I am not THANKFUL for my rash

I woke up Saturday morning with a rash on my chest and stomach. I didn't feel bad and it really didn't itch so I didn't think much of it. I couldn't think of anything out of the ordinary that I ate or used, but I just continued on with the weekend.

Monday I still had the rash, it hadn't spread but it was starting to itch. A co-worker suggested I take Benadryl and that would let me for if it was an allergic reaction. It didn't make the rash go away, but it stopped the itch.

Tuesday I called 'ask a nurse' and she said it was probably just a reaction to something and if I still had it after 7 days to go to the doctor.

Wednesday the rash started to spread. It was now up my neck, in my hair, and on my back. I already had the chicken pox but that is what it looks like, so I decided I better get to the doctor in case it was contagious and I was infecting everyone. The doctor diagnosed it as Pityriasa Rosea . My response was basically what the heck is that. She told me it was a viral infection that was not contagious, but could last up to 2 weeks. She also informed me since it was viral that they could not give me anything for it.

Once I got back to work I looked it up on line. It doesn't last for 2 weeks, it lasts for at least 6 weeks, even up to a few months. 6 WEEKS PEOPLE, and that is the short side of it. I could go months with itchy spots that I can only take Benadryl to help with the itch.

Have you ever been diagnosed with something that no one has ever heard of?

2 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh Coco...I am so sorry! Sounds terrible.

RACHIE said...

Ouch! Have Noah kiss it better :)