Conditions of Dermographism
by Virginia Bast
There is no writing on the skin when pressure is applied. When I was younger I could scratch my name into my arm and it would raise up, BUT there was no itching or redness its mainly my back and that is any time of the day. If I wear jeans that are tight around the waist after a time it will start to itch, all the way around, and drives me crazy. Is this still Dermographism?
It could still be dermographism but with much milder symptoms. However, tight jeans will cause friction on the skin and this constant rubbing will irritate the skin and it may not be related to dermographism at all. I think the skin of most people would get irritated by this. Usually with dermographism you get raised red itchy welts. Not all of these symptoms occur in all people.
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