How do PRP symptoms progress?

The PRP timeline varies from sequential to haphazard. For some PRP patients the inflammation spreads like a wildfire. Others watch a slow, methodical movement from “hither to yon” where neither hither nor yon is predictable.
Here are some of the symptoms fellow PRP patients and their caregivers have reported.

✽  The skin on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet may or may not become red, thick and cracked and may bleed.

✽  The scaly patches that often engulf the entire body may or may not include clear areas (islands of sparing).

✽  While all areas of the body are at risk, ears/hearing, eyes/vision, feet/mobility, hands/dexterity may become critical issues in any treatment.

✽  While the physical discomforts of pain and itching are ever-present at times, we find ways to suppress them, if only temporarily.

✽  Toenails and fingernails may thicken, disappear or remain unchanged.

✽  The scalp may or may not be a cause of distress.

✽  Hair loss, thermoregulation, sensitivity to sunlight, joint pain, the inability to sweat, fatigue and a loss of energy and weight gain/loss may be issues to challenge body, mind and spirit — or not.

The effect of all these symptoms can be depression. If the depression is debilitating, seek the help of a healthcare professional.

How did your symptoms progress? From where  to where — and over what time period?

SG 02.02.03

One Reply to “How do PRP symptoms progress?”

  1. My symptoms started in my head and I thought it was a reaction to hair dye at first. I had just returned from holiday, very tanned, with a little bit of prickly heat. This rapidly developed into a nasty rash across my chest. I also had a developing dark link rash, like a map across my breasts that grew quite quickly, covering the lower part of my body, my legs, my arm and everywhere really. I started shedding on my face, back, arm and legs very badly for two months. The burning itch that accompanied this was unbearable and was 24/7. Consequently, I was lucky to get an hour or two hours of sleep per night. Even putting clothes on for an hour to visit the doctor was unbearable. After two and a half months I am now contending with minor itching; occasional peeling, and my feet and hands are still a problem, but absolutely no comparison to the way I was. The edema has now gone too.

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