posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 12:10 PM
This is going to sound crazy...
I got diagnosed by my doc this morning. I was taking my 1 year old daughter in for her routine checkup, and (hoping for 2 exams for the price of 1)
casually raised my shirt to the doc and said "any idea what this is?" and he said "ahh... [grin] you have a case of pityriasis rosea" along with a
brief explanation, and he also spelled it out so I could Google it ("you might enjoy researching it" he said).
Now the crazy part: I swear that I got it from a used pair of thermal underwear. Skin spots seemed to appear within a few days of receiving the
thermals. They were the expensive, soft, micro-fiber, light weight, super warm thermals in great condition. Someone found them at an estate auction
(no bidders -- an omen?). The person who gave them to me (he's 5'7" and I'm 6'2" -- he had no use for them) said his wife washed them on hot
and they're clean.
Maybe it's just coincidence. Anyway, that was 2-3 weeks ago, and now my chest and neck are covered in spots. I'm in need of a haircut, but my head
itches so I'm embarrassed to let the barber uncover it.
I think I'm going to try the tanning salon... Never been to one, but some say that this virus doesn't like UV.
I'll write a follow-up if/when it goes away (hopefully soon).