While PRP is not contagious, it is important to include the phrase “not contagious” early in any first-time explanation of we look the way we look.
When dealing with a passerby who stares at your red and flaking skin in the cereal aisle at a grocery store., you might consider the following strategy:
❉ Make eye contact
❉ Now say something like: “I have a very rare skin disorder that is NOT contagious. It’s called PRP which stands for pityriasis rubra pilaris.”
Remember — it’s your grocery store too and Clean up on Aisle 4 don’t mean you.
Is PRP contagious?