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Do lots of people get symptomatic dermatographism, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Steven Cohen
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: No

Dermographism is one of the physical urticarias.
The etiology is not really known and treatment is symptomatic-antihistamines to decrease the itch scratch cycle that leads to the hives, and rubbing gently rather than scratching when skin itches.

In brief: No

Dermographism is one of the physical urticarias.
The etiology is not really known and treatment is symptomatic-antihistamines to decrease the itch scratch cycle that leads to the hives, and rubbing gently rather than scratching when skin itches.
Dr. Steven Cohen
Dr. Steven Cohen
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Dermatographism

Dermatographism is a skin condition that affects 2 to 5 percent of the population and can be best described as skin writing or skin drawing.

In brief: Dermatographism

Dermatographism is a skin condition that affects 2 to 5 percent of the population and can be best described as skin writing or skin drawing.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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