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My dermatographia is driving me crazy! What can I do for relief and to maybe even stop it?

My dermatographia is driving me crazy! What can I do for relief and to maybe even stop it?

PRURITUS/ALLERGY: PRURITUS/DERMATOGRAPHIA can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair (montelukast) 10mg. FOOD&ENVIRONMENT allergy testing. also H pylori ...Read more

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Took cymbalta (duloxetine) for the first time.19 hours after I took 1st does I began to develop a slight cough as well as dermatographia.Could it be from cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Took cymbalta (duloxetine) for the first time.19 hours after I took 1st does I began to develop a slight cough as well as dermatographia.Could it be from cymbalta (duloxetine)?

It's possible.: It would be helpful to know if you are taking any other meds, changed your soap or detergent, or been exposed to dust, pollen or other possible allergens. Do you have asthma or hayfever? You should report your side effects to the person who prescribed Cymbalta. Although allergic reactions to duloxetine are rare, it's not impossible to develop on to the med. ...Read more

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Should i take naproxen if I have dermatographia?

Should i take naproxen if I have dermatographia?

Dermatographia: Probably not. Treatment is usually anti-histamine medications. Best to talk to your doctor and see when they think you can take Naproxen or if you can. ...Read more

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Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?

Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?

Dermatographia: The exact cause of dermatographia is unknown. However, it is more associated with allergies rather than lupus. Symptoms of dermatographia usually go away on their own, and treatment for dermatographia generally isn't necessary. However, if the condition is severe or bothersome, your doctor may recommend antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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30yr old w/ dermatographia that only happens in the evening; loratidine helps, but symptoms worsening. Allergy referral next or derm?

30yr old w/ dermatographia that only happens in the evening; loratidine helps, but  symptoms worsening.  Allergy referral next or derm?

Either: Both specialties are versed on dermatographia. Dermatographia is a condition when hives and itching occur on skin when deep pressure is applied. Several nonspecific factors appear to worsening or resolution. ...Read more

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Pretty sure I have dermatographia and it's interfering with life. Any way i can get rid of it or calm it down? May have some other allergy too (hives)

Pretty sure I have dermatographia and it's interfering with life. Any way i can get rid of it or calm it down? May have some other allergy too (hives)

Antihistamine: I would consider using antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg up to 4 doses daily if necessary and tolerated. Note that dry skin itself may cause dermatographism and thus consider using only unscented and lotion soap and apply a good moisturizer all over immediately after bathing. Let us know whether this works for you. ...Read more

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Malar rash 8 months ago reducced at morning but not disapper , also i had dermatographia, some red patches come and go on forehead, other things normal?

Malar rash 8 months ago reducced at morning but not disapper , also i had dermatographia, some red patches come and go on forehead, other things normal?

Skin doctor: Since you currently have only skin sympyoms best person to see you is a dermatologist. Though this is seen in early lupus i wouldn't, worry just yet-some lupus is just confined to the skin. ...Read more

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Diag. W/ dermatographia. Wbc:13.4, rdw16.8, mch:26.7, absolute neutr.:9702. Everything else normal. Knuckle pain. Occasion swoll glands. What can itbe?

Diag. W/ dermatographia. Wbc:13.4, rdw16.8, mch:26.7, absolute neutr.:9702. Everything else normal. Knuckle pain. Occasion swoll glands. What can itbe?

Dermtographia: Has nothing to do with your knuckle pain and swollen glands . Please make an appointment to see your physician , so as not to overlook anything important in assessing your general health! ...Read more