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Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of things.

There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed.

In brief: Lots of things.

There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Philip Hemmers
Internal Medicine - Allergy
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dermatographism.

Your description is consistent with dermatogrpahism (literally, writing on the skin).
The pressure of scratching triggers release of histamine. This is the chemical responsible for hives and a number of allergy symptoms. Usually, there is no external cause but an investigation with your doctor is worthwhile.

In brief: Dermatographism.

Your description is consistent with dermatogrpahism (literally, writing on the skin).
The pressure of scratching triggers release of histamine. This is the chemical responsible for hives and a number of allergy symptoms. Usually, there is no external cause but an investigation with your doctor is worthwhile.
Dr. Philip Hemmers
Dr. Philip Hemmers
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