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Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them..and now they are red welts?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Dermatographism

When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition.
Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps.

In brief: Dermatographism

When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition.
Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps.
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