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A 28-year-old female asked:

So eveytime i scratch myself i break out in really bad hives. and than i can't stop itching until i take calamine lotion. it actually leaves purple?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Dermographism: This is a subtype of the chronic physical urticarias. Treatment is generally non sedating histamine blockers in addition to avoiding scratching and triggers of skin scratching.

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