INDEX — flares

From the Editor
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.

Until we find a better definition, we’ll use the one from from Medicine.net. A flare is an exacerbation of a chronic disease. Sometimes referred to as a flare-up, a flare occurs when symptoms of a disease that has been present for a time suddenly worsen. A flare is a transient worsening in severity of a disease or condition that eventually subsides or lessens.

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Has your healing progress been interrupted by flares?

INDEX — flares

3 Replies to “INDEX — flares”

  1. The following a post about flares goes back to April 12, 2016. It was the “Six years without a flare!” that caught my eye. The post and comments are available to PRP Facebook Support Group members at https://www.facebook.com/groups/15865278115/permalink/10154023536838116/

    Ginny M — Lexington, SC
    Six years without a flare! Here we go again! I had one right after my daughter was born and during Christmas.
    The doctor says I picked up a bug from my kids and I am starting back on antibotics. No one but PRP folks will ever understand the level of intense pain once the burn starts. It’s like being on fire but not being able to get out of the flame. Right now I am thinking I am lucky because it’s just may face , ears and forearms….

    A later comment…Now my entire body is feeling the burn! This is ridiculous. I am just whiney at the moment. I was born with PRP. I spent 3 months on the burn unit of the hospital in 2007. This is nothing but the burn always gets me emotional. My 3 kids have PRP too.

  2. From Medicine.net
    A flare is an exacerbation of a chronic disease. Sometimes referred to as a flare-up, a flare occurs when symptoms of a disease that has been present for a time suddenly worsen. A flare is a transient worsening in severity of a disease or condition that eventually subsides or lessens.

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