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Spots in ankles and hands, itchy, dermatographism

A colleague of mine and myself have had itchy and spotty ankles for a few weeks. She also has had spots on her hands which have disappeared and I itch all over and have been told I have developed dermatographism. What is going on??
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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I completely understand your concern and I hope I am able to help you for the same.

You seem to have developed chronic urticaria.
There can be many cause of it.
Hope you are not on any drugs.
Pain killers and antibiotics are common offending agents.
Even certain foods can lead to urticaria.
You need to get certain blood investigations done to find out the cause.
Autoimmune diseases, any kind of body infections or worms in intestines are other causes.
Take oral antihistamines to relieve the itching.
See a dermatologist for proper assessment.

Hope it helps
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
MD( Dermatology)
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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