Late March - Early April
On March 15/16/17 ish I started getting little round spots about half a centimetre in diameter around my stummy area. Then it spread everywhere starting from my front, to my back, and onto my arms and legs.
I went to uni on a Wednesday morning for clinic but when I told the treatment coordinator I had spots that looked like chicken pox, she took me to see the health and safety officer who then took me to see a max fax. He said it was unlikely to be contagious but unless I had blood tests, they couldn’t be certain so I had to go see my GP.
My GP said it was probably pityriasis rosea which is caused by a viral infection but isn’t really contagious so didn’t require isolation. He prescribed some cream and said I would just have to wait it out for 6-8 weeks.
In the beginning I thought I would be okay without the cream but then I started waking up in the middle of the night because it was so itchy. The corticosteroid cream helped a little and it did start to clear up eventually.
There are no pictures because I didn’t want to take any because it was so disgusting. It spread up my neck and people kept asking me if I was okay. I looked pretty diseased and gross. ):