INDEX — bathing and showering

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The PRP Survival Guide is a repository of experiences and insights shared by PRP patients and their caregivers. Collectively, the PRP community possesses a wealth of practical knowledge about pityriasis rubra pilaris. We need to harvest that knowledge for those in need of enlightenment.

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How has PRP changed the way you bathe or shower?

INDEX — bathing and showering

One Reply to “INDEX — bathing and showering”

  1. For some PRP patients, it too painful to bathe or shower. I was fortunate. Bath Time was my daily salvation.

    Step 1 — I filled the tub with very very warm water. It was hot enough to stay warm for 30 minutes. I set the timer. I did nothing but lay there submerged. I could hear the muffled sounds from the television through the closed door.

    The sound of my timer signaled Step 2 of the nightly regime. I started with the triamcinolone cream on wet skin — everywhere except my face and ears (Desonide went there) and my palms and soles (combination of urea lotions and Clobetasol).

    Step 3 was the evening cocktail: hydroxyzine, Ambien and 2 Tylenols. Fifteen minutes later I would be asleep.

    The reason I tell the story is that the evening bath became a welcomed end to what was probably a freakin’ horrific day.

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