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Diagnosed with symptomatic demographism. Frequent outbursts of skin rashes. On allegra. Need permanent cure

Hello Doctor, I was diagonised for Symptomatic Demographism, not sure if that is right. The problem i have is, i started to get rash now and than. It comes and goes in 5/10 mins. It is like hives . what could be the orginal cause since i was given allegra 180 and i am having it for past 10 days, but still i see the problem.
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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The problem with dermatographism is that most of the times there is no specific cause for it. However at times hot baths, stress, anxiety, exercise and skin friction( rubbing, scratching, minor pressure over skin) can flare it up. The disorder usually goes into remission on its own , may be in few days or it might take few years to go. So the only thing that can be done is to take antiallergics to relieve the symptoms. As you said with allegra you are not having much of response, in that case you can consult the doctor to add one more group of antihistaminic. You can also apply soothing calamine lotion, it will reduce the itch to some extent. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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