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Is there any way to help cure or treat dermographia?

Is there any way to help cure or treat dermographia?

Helped, not cured: Dermographia or dermatographia is usually associated with hives and can be very itchy. This is due to mast cells in the skin releasing a chemical called histamine. Triggers can be things like pressure, scratching, heat, or cold. It can be associated with allergic hives or chronic non-allergic hives. Since histamine is involved, taking antihistamines can help. May take daily for chronic hives. ...Read more

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How can I treat dermographia?

How can I treat dermographia?

Dermagraphic so what: Dermagraphia, write on the skin, is a benign, annoying condition where cells in the skin, mast cells readily release histamine causing localized redness, swelling, and itch. These are usually longitudinal due to scratching or rubbing the skin. It can be associated with hives but not always. It can be transient or long lasting. Etiology is usually not identified. Antihistamines can lessen symptom. ...Read more

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Which works best for dermographia, fexofenadine, loratidine, or cetirizine?

Which works best for dermographia, fexofenadine, loratidine, or cetirizine?

Cetirizine plus ...: I think that of the otc antihistamines, Cetirizine is the most effective. However, i would combine this with Famotidine (pepcid) to block additional histamine receptors that are also present in your skin. ...Read more

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I have dermographia is it safe to still take cetirizine while ttc and pregnant?

I have dermographia is it safe to still take cetirizine while ttc and pregnant?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Dermatographia is hive-like skin lesion that occurs after you scratch your skin. Those skin lesions usually last for about 30 minutes. You don't need to take medications except when you are symptomatic or the hives does not resolve. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pregnancy category b meaning animal studies showing it is safe in pregnancy but we don't have human data. You can take zyrtec (cetirizine) if needed. ...Read more

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I have dermographia and it affects my vagina badly will vaginal rejuvanation surgery help bc my "lips" are bigger than most and they hurt itch n swell?

I have dermographia and it affects my vagina badly will vaginal rejuvanation surgery help bc my "lips" are bigger than most and they hurt itch n swell?

Confusing question : Dermographia of the vagina would be an exceedingly rare cause of vaginal itching and other more common causes should be considered. Vaginal rejuvination is not used to treat itching or swelling of the labia. ...Read more

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I have dermographia and am suffering w itch n swelling even my vagina swells when having sex n makes it hurt i was told sarna lotion but nope help ?

I have dermographia and am suffering w itch n swelling even my vagina swells when having sex n makes it hurt  i was told sarna lotion but nope help  ?

Evaluation is key: You have a fairly uncommon condition given the location of the problem. I would suggest seeing a specialist in allergy/patch testing. You may need to be on antihistamines and leukotriene inhibitors (singulair), you may also need a topical steroid. I do not think that sarna is going to be the answer to all these issues. See a specialist soon! ...Read more

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I have dermographia n take meds am 30 weeks pregnant starting this week my vagina is itchy n swollen n a lot of discharge but neg urine test, normal?

Yeast: I am confused about whether you are pregnant or not.Swelling, itching and vaginal discharge are all symptoms of a yeast infection. Yeast infections are more common in pregnancy. If you are not pregnant, try one of the over the counter yeast medicines and see a doctor if it's not better in a few days see your doctor. If you are pregnant, it it always safest to check with your doctor first. ...Read more