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Did You Know Some People Are Allergic to Touch? (Dermographism)

Did You Know Some People Are Allergic to Touch? (Dermographism)

Dermographism which means “skin writing” is a type of physical urticaria. The condition was given this name because when a sufferers skin is touched the area will redden into a raised welp similar to hives. All it takes for this to happen is light pressure from a fingernail.

Sufferers can also develop this urticaria rash from tight clothing or from toweling off after a hot shower.

Did You Know Some People Are Allergic to Touch? (Dermographism)

Dermographism affects about 4 percent of the population. The rash usually goes away on its own after about 15 to 30 minutes. Antihistamines can be used to control the itching caused by the allergy.

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