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Is there any way to help cure or treat dermographia?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. David Shulan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Antihistamines

Usually dermatographism is a type of hive.
Antihistamines are usually effective. I usually recommend a non sedating antihistamine such as Loratadine or fexofenadine, or a low sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. Most of the time the cause is not known and will usually clear over time.

In brief: Antihistamines

Usually dermatographism is a type of hive.
Antihistamines are usually effective. I usually recommend a non sedating antihistamine such as Loratadine or fexofenadine, or a low sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. Most of the time the cause is not known and will usually clear over time.
Dr. David Shulan
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