Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is Dermatographism Painful

Share
1

1
Is dermatographism painful?

Is dermatographism painful?

Dermatographism: In some forms of dermatographism, symptoms appear within a few minutes of stroking the skin with an object, and the rash goes away without treatment within an hour. Other forms of dermatographism, like delayed pressure urticaria, are accompanied by a burning sensation and pain that can last for hours after the pressure was applied. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
What is the treament for dermatographism?

What is the treament for dermatographism?

Antihistamines &time: This is a frustrating problem. ..But usually not serious. Daily use of antihistamines is necessary....Sometimes in higher than "usual" dosages...An allergist can help you with this ...And also help you be sure there is no cause....Other than bad luck. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What can you tell me about dermatographism?

What can you tell me about dermatographism?

Dermatographism: Causes of dermatographism are similar to urticaria, hives, : food allergens, environmental allergens, medications, infections or infestations, systemic illness, stress, hereditary traits, others, and idiopathic meaning we do not know the cause. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What tablets i need to take for dermatographism?

What tablets i need to take for dermatographism?

Avoid triggers: The general treatment for dermatographia is avoidance of triggers as well as regular antihistamines. See if you can figure out what is triggering the hives and then avoid that trigger. Even if you cannot figure out the trigger, hives usually disappear. Claritin is a generic nonsedating antihistamine, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Anyone know of easier ways to cope with dermatographism?

Anyone know of easier ways to cope with dermatographism?

Dermatographism: Avoid very hot baths, which seem to sensitize the skin. Common antihistamines - avoid those that make you drowsy- can help. Some sufferers sought acupuncture therapy successfully. Anecdotally, small amounts of alcohol ingestion on a daily basis have helped some sufferers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Dermatographism. What should I do? What should I use in my skin? Should i be worried?

Dermatographism. What should I do? What should I use in my skin? Should i be worried?

No : It is a normal response in 5% of patients. Antihistamines are the treatment. Sometimes women can have thyroid disease associated with it. ...Read more

7

7
What is dermatographism and is it curable?

What is dermatographism and is it curable?

Dermatographia: Is an allergic reaction to scratching. Try antihistamines. If that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe steroid cream or pills. It is treatable, if not curable. It depends how much it bothers you when you opt for any of these treatments. Go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

8

8
Do lots of people get symptomatic dermatographism, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get symptomatic dermatographism, or is it unusual?

No: Dermographism is one of the physical urticarias. The etiology is not really known and treatment is symptomatic-antihistamines to decrease the itch scratch cycle that leads to the hives, and rubbing gently rather than scratching when skin itches. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is the best antihistamine for treating dermatographism?

Depends: The choice of an antihistamine depends on individual responses. Usually we try to avoid the older antihistamines which make a lot of people groggy. I usually recommend Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) which has much less drowsiness effect than the older ones. The next choice would be Allegra. Experiment with them and see which works the best for you. ...Read more

10

10
What is the most effective treatment for dermatographism?

Dermatographism: The treatment involves finding the right dosage and type of antihistamine in order to suppress the itching and the hives that develop. For many people, prescribed antihistamines will help control the problem. However, antihistamines are not a cure for this skin problem. In fact, currently there is no known cure or remedy. Suffers may need to stay on antihistamines for many years to avoid symptoms. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers