My teenage daughter developed dermatographism after a penicillin allergy. Her doctor told her to take Zyrtec daily to help control it; however she has gained a lot of weight since taking the Zyrtec. How can she use the apple cider vinegar to help instead of the Zyrtec. She is very short and needs to lose all the extra weight she has put on because of this drug.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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
I need something for cold urticatia. Winter is coming and my face gets red dots due to the cold. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I suffered with Dermographic Urticaria for over 4 years. Allergy specialist gave me medications to help alleviate symptoms. But medication was just covering the symptom and not curing the problem. Then, totally by chance, three months go I decided to stop eating all meats as well as eggs to lower my high LDL cholesterol. I also stopped eating sugar and baked goods to stop progression of diabetes. Instead I increased fruits and vegetables. Two weeks into my new way of eating I realized I no longer have the symptoms so I stopped taking medication for Urticaria. It's been 3 months and I no longer have the problem. Incidentally, I no longer have stomach issues. No need to take PPI such as Nexium for my gastritis either. It seems my new diet fixed my stomach as well!
I have had Dermographic Urticaria for three years and even with daily med Aries it was bad. I believe the onset was due to stress. Did all types of allergy test etc... Nothing came out.
A friend told me stop gluten and I tried it, within a week I was off Aries. I later did celiac disease test and it turned out I don't have it, but I may be sensitive to gluten and the tests for that are not well developed yet. My doctor told me listen to ur body and stop gluten.
I still have outbreaks sometimes when I am stressed or have not been consistent with a gluten green diet but cutting gluten has been a life changer.
I suggest to try cutting gluten.
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.
(Gaithersburg, Md, Usa)
(South Windsor Ct)
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.
(Sandia Park, NM)
(New York, NY)
I've had dermographic skin condition since I was 5 y/o. I'm now 25.
I would say limit your acidic foods and drinks intake (citrus fruits, coffee, alcohol, etc.) - it will help subside the symptoms.
I also noticed that natural tanning (laying out and tanning on the beach, not indoor tanning) has helped 'neutralize' my skin so that it is less sensitive and does not get as red/does not get bumpy as much when I have a tan. I have heard of this before too and, contradictory to what some dermatologists might tell you, I believe it actually does make the symptoms appear less frequently.
Also, I would suggest trying acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help calm your nervous system (as this condition is related to your nervous system balance). Acupuncture works wonders! I've used it for reducing stress and anxiety, for curing digestive issues and IC.
It's a huge factor! Reduce your stress levels and it will help reduce your symptoms for "Dermatographic Urticaria" I.e. dermographic skin.
Can get at CVS or other pharmacy - it cools burning sensations and helps your skin heal, so your symptoms subside faster. Works for me!
I hope this helps! :)
(East Coast Us)
My urticaria was found to be caused my internal parasites. Three different amoebas. Have you considered a parasite check?
I accidentally discovered what would stop the itchiness and hives of dermography/urticaria. I was having an itchy episode on my neck and couldn't stop scratching it for days. Of course, the more I scratched the worse it got. I finally went to the doctor and he told me it was poison ivy and I told him I wasn't outdoorsy so I don't know how that could be possible.
He said that it was probably airborne from my neighbor's house. Again, another crazy excuse. One day I was sitting outside in the sun with my dog and I noticed I wasn't as itchy and then thought to myself maybe it's Vitamin D deficiency. Ever since I moved up north, I have always been Vit D deficient. So I starting taking 10,000 IU's a day and after a few days, the itching had subsided and my neck started to clear up. Vitamin D does keep the itchiness and hives under control. However, I can still scratch myself and create all these red, raised lines all over my body if I suddenly have an itch.