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Challenges of PRP

EDITOR’S NOTE: While PRP is not life-threatening, it is absolutely life-altering. The journey from onset through redemption is not a high-speed highway with a beautiful view. To the contrary, it can be a treacherous road of pain and discomfort, a seemingly endless series of hills and mountain-like barriers with road blocks and detours to impede your […]

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Focus on Fingernails

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. Share what you have learned about the impact of PRP on

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How to Use the PRP Survival Guide

From the Editor I was diagnosed with pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) on November 28, 2012 — nearly three months after a red spot appeared on my forehead. Someone from my dermatologist’s office called me to confirm the diagnosis and to schedule an appointment for the following day. All she shared with me was the proper spelling of pityriasis rubra pilaris. That evening

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PRP Community Database Update Grant

by Bill McCue, Founder & President, PRP Alliance, Inc. A little bit of history… When I was diagnosed with adult onset PRP on November 28, 2012, I immediately joined the  PRPSupport Group and subscribed to their email-based forum. As a newcomer to that group, I was frustrated by the lack of response to the questions I posted.

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The Right to Say “NO”

. Editor’s Note: Regardless of the worthiness of any cause, you have a right say “No”.It’s very easy to say “No” when a stranger knocks on your door. Whatever they’re selling, we’re not buying. Let’s face it — we’re all getting pretty darn good at saying “No”. In fact, for most of us, “No” has become

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PRP Community Resources

Updated: 06/19/2020 Message from the Editor The onset of my version of PRP began in early August 2012 with the sudden appearance of a small, red spot on my right temple near my hairline. Within a week the “inconsequential” spot had grown in size — enough to prompt a call to my dermatologist.  By early September the side of my

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