Dermograpism

10 Nov

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Argh, it is so annoying and itchy. I couldn’t hold off any longer and just had a mad scratching session. Lots of white bumps on my skin now.

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2 Responses to “Dermograpism”

  1. K February 12, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    Hi. I have this same issues and go through what seem to be flare-ups. Ian on a lot of meds and nothing… I woke up today covered in the hives. Have you found anything or a doctor that has helped you?

    • ewilko February 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi, I’ve never really had much help from the doctors. My Chinese doctor was helpful. He mentioned that it was based on diet and stress levels! He said there isn’t really a cure of it and it is one of those things that (may) just go-away one day. I have a list of foods to avoid when I get flare-ups, some of these are bigger triggers than others and include: garlic, onion, shellfish, lamb, alcohol, caffeine, spicy food.

      I find cutting back (or cutting out) these foods does help when it is quite bad. I also take antihistamines to control the flare-ups. They usually take about 20 – 30 minutes to work and I had to try quite a few brands before I found one that worked for me. More recently, I have found that drinking more water and exercising more seems to have got my skin under control.

      I hope this helps in someway. I’m not a doctor, but I’ve tried researching and experimenting with food and exercise. Personally, I’d rather not take medication if I can help it but sometimes I have to get temporary relief from the itching!

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