Antihistamines for this Itchy Skin Problem

by Kathy
(United States)

I am a 56 year old female, evidently with this debilitating condition. I have suffered with this problem for 4 years now. It took my internist to figure this out. My skin doctor had no clue. I am really getting frustrated! This rash is getting painful and it is burning me. The problem rash extends from my shoulders to the top of my feet. I am taking antihistimines, and I get 2 allergy shots every week.

I am at my wits end. It is getting debilitating. I don't know if I can stand much more. I am on atarax for the itch, doxipen, zyrtec,zoloft. I am alo taking 1000 mg. of vitamin C, and 500 mg. of green tea. Do you have suggestions?

If you have dermatographism, it is not surprising that a lot of physicians do not know about it and it is not surprising that they do not know how to treat it. The cause is difficult to determine and there is no known cure. You can control the symptoms with antihistamines.

I was on antihistamines for several months and I could tell from the skin doctors approach it was hit and miss type treatment. "Try this antihistamine for awhile and see what it does. If it doesn't work we will alter the dosage or try a new antihistamine." I found one that worked and the doctor suggested not to stay on antihistamines long term. A three week on and three week off regiment was suggested.

I sort of took the condition in my own hands after a while and tried noni juice. It seemed to do everything that the antihistamines were doing and might of contributed to my dermatographism going into semi-remission. Noni juice is supposed to boost the immune system and promote wellness at the cellular level.

It seems you are on a lot of antihistamines, prescribed and natural. I was on only two when I was taking them and I wonder why you are taking so many. My first thought is that some may be working, while others are not. Therefore, the others may not be needed. I think you need to find what works, instead of piling on the medication.

The other thing to think about is that you may be constantly exposed to an allergen that you are not aware of. This is perhaps why the medication is having trouble keeping up. Review your environment and what you eat. Things like dryer sheets, laundry detergent, bathing soap, etc. should all be changed. Experiment with this and take note if certain foods make things worse, time of day, time of year, etc.

With the natural treatments, I would at least give them 3 to 4 months of use before evaluating their performance. I was on noni juice for 4 months. If you are looking for more information on a dermatographism treatment visit this page.

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