posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 08:37 PM
I was curious if anyone else has experienced this condition?
About five or six years ago I woke up one day and noticed a strange mark just above my waist line. I noticed it after a nice hot shower because it was
itching and had “brightened” up because of the heat of the shower. I looked at it and seen what appeared to be a oval with a discoloration inside
of it, after hearing about ringworm as a child I was somewhat discouraged to think that might be my issue (I had never had it or seen it but assumed
it to be that). I started putting rubbing alcohol on it thinking if it were ringworm this would surely teach it not to afflict my body. Well rubbing
alcohol burned horribly but I figured it would be okay. I did this for a few days without seeing any affect on the spot.
Well several days after noticing the spot I woke up itching in many spots on my torso (because I had been under the covers and gotten somewhat warm).
I took a shower and was looking at these now bright red spots on my body wondering what was going on. I knew this was not the chicken pox or something
similar because it seemed more like a rash in a way. Well after doing some research I discovered what it was that was plaguing my body.
It appears I was stricken with a case of Pityriasis Rosea which surprisingly has no cure at this moment and doctors really don’t know what causes
it. Needless to say if you get warm or have dry skin already you are in for a great deal of itchiness. The good thing is you can feel free to scratch
as much as you like with no ill effects such as scaring. The bad part is it can last well over a month before it just up and goes away with no
indication of ever having had the problem.
Most of the time it seems people never get it again though there are cases of people getting it multiple times.
These are not images of me but just a few I have found on the web these can give you an indication of the “herald” spot (the first to appear) and
the little spots that are soon to follow.
Seeing as this is one of those unknown “viruses” I thought I would find out if any others have had this problem since it does seem to be common or
so I have read. But mostly I was wondering if anyone thinks this might be a result of the ever growing pollution problem or possibly a nonlethal
testing of manmade viruses.
Part of me thinks it might have more to do with the pollution of our world and how it is affecting life around us though I could be wrong.
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[edit on 22/6/2008 by Mirthful Me]