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Tests For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does dermatographism make you itch constantly? I have it & it was controlled by Zyrtec daily but that's not even helping. Or can it be something else?
Usually not: Dermatographism refers to an oversensitive skin which welts up when scratched and itching is not usually present. However dry skin is a common cause for itching and may be associated with dermatographism. Try applying a moisture all over your body <3 minutes after bathing (avoid scented soap) regularly and see if this helps. If not, see allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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