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Is dermographism an isolated condition or a sign of many potential autoimmune disorders?
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not autoimmune
Dermographism is a common type of physical urticaria (hives) and unrelated to food and environmental allergies.
It is not related to autoimmune disorders. For a brief review, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/dermographism-i-scratch-therefore-i-hive/.

In brief: Not autoimmune
Dermographism is a common type of physical urticaria (hives) and unrelated to food and environmental allergies.
It is not related to autoimmune disorders. For a brief review, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/dermographism-i-scratch-therefore-i-hive/.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
General Practice
In brief: Hypersensitivity
Dermatographism is a hypersensitivity to mast cell degranulation in the skin from contact.
You can write your name on the skin witha blunt object and then it will get red and raised as the inflammatory reaction develops. A supplement like d-hist with quercetin, which is a potent mast cell stabilizer may be of benefit without side effects of antihistamines like drying, sleepiness, etc.

In brief: Hypersensitivity
Dermatographism is a hypersensitivity to mast cell degranulation in the skin from contact.
You can write your name on the skin witha blunt object and then it will get red and raised as the inflammatory reaction develops. A supplement like d-hist with quercetin, which is a potent mast cell stabilizer may be of benefit without side effects of antihistamines like drying, sleepiness, etc.
Dr. Thomas Rohde
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