Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
What Is Dermatographic Urticaria?
Better known as skin writing, dermatographic urticaria is a skin condition that presents as light writing on the skin. An individual affected by the disease experiences a slightly red, raised welt similar to that of hives from even gently scratching his or her skin. Generally the “writing” or red marks disappear after a short period of just 30 minutes or some and are typically not considered a great medical concern.
The most definitive symptom of dermatographic urticaria is the characteristic skin writing or raised red lines on the skin; however, a few other symptoms are common. Additional symptoms include swelling, inflammation, hive-like welts, and itching. Symptoms generally occur within mere minutes of the skin being rubbed or scratched and typically last no long than 30 minutes. In rare cases, symptoms develop much more slowly and last many hours to even days.
While the exact cause of dermatographic urticaria is unclear, researchers believe it may be linked to an allergic response; however, no specific allergen has been recognized as of yet. Common activities often trigger the symptoms of the condition including clothes rubbing on the skin or bed sheets irritating the skin. Additionally infection, emotional upset and medications often trigger an outbreak of the condition.
Natural Urticaria Treatment
While urticaria is not typically considered a grave medical condition, urticaria treatment is often sought to relieve the irritating symptoms. Many natural options are available that treat and even cure urticaria. Apple cider vinegar applied topically or taken orally treats the frequent outbreaks associated with urticaria. Likewise, nettles are effective for treating a number of skin conditions including urticaria. Additional options include eating an anti-inflammatory diet as well as identifying and avoiding allergens. Keep reading below to learn more recommendations from our readers.
Dear EarthClinic staff, my 2 years old daughter is having a form of Uiticaria, called Dermographism. I read on the internet forums, that this disease can be possible cured by using ACV. Do you think that she, as 2 year old child, can take ACV and that this might help her to get rid of Dermographism? Can you please tell me as well, what should be the proper daily amount of ACV for her? I´m giving her right now a very small amount (1/4 teaspoon of ACV into 2, 5 dcl of water twice a day). How long might it take until it possibly delivers some results? She has 11 kilos right now.
Thank you for the help, Lucia
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08/10/2012Posted by Joe Elli (Ireland) on 10/04/2013
I need something for cold urticatia. Winter is coming and my face gets red dots due to the cold. Any suggestions? Thanks.Tennessee, Usa
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Mary (Hamilton, Nj) on 01/31/2010
[YEA] PLEASE READ THIS - I THINK I HAVE CURED MY CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC URTICARIA
I used to eat sweets everyday - cookies, chocolate, cake, etc. Doctors told me to live on Zyrtec, which works great, but I want a cure, not something to cover the symptoms. I happened upon an article about things in our diets causing inflammation. DUH!@#$ So I started an anti-inflammatory diet. After one week, I really think it is almost gone. Pacific salmon (not farm raised), oatmeal, almonds, flaxseed, walnuts, berries, sweet potatoes, green tea, and 4-8 glasses of water a day. My diet did not consist of just these items, but I ate a serving of at least 2 of these a day. What a difference! Look it up - I hope it helps.Replied by Tatjana
Gaithersburg, Md, Usa
02/25/2010Posted by Chandrasekhar (Bangalore, India) on 12/12/2008
I thank the owner of this site to bring such an wonderful things to people..I was searching for any solution on dermatographism..Doctors say it is incurable..Is it true? Any natural remedy? Pls provide us with information regarding this. We are looking forward to see topics on DERMATOGRAPHISM also.
ChandrasekharReplied by Teresa
Sandia Park, NM