I went to a dermatologist last week, and she told me that I have dermographism. It started last month. How long does it take to go away? I have little bumps in my stomach such as hives, just like a pimple. I have a doubt, can hives pop like a little simple bump or only occur in clusters? I just wanted to know some information about the condition.
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Dermographism (dermatographism) is an exaggerated urticarial response which is also called skin writing. It is usually seen in young adults with a fair complexion and it disappears in 6-8 hours.
It usually gets off course as the age progresses and it is just of a cosmetic concern. Usually, dermographism does not give any symptoms and usually has a trigger like stick injury, pressure, etc.
Complete blood count with differential count and IgE.Differential diagnosis:
1. Acute urticaria.
1. Antihistaminics like Fexofenadine, Levocetirizine.
2. A moisturizer can be applied.
3. If it does not come down, then you can take a week of low dose steroid like Prednisolone 5 mg in the morning before food.
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