Dental Procedures and Itchy Dermatographism Skin Hives
I have had itching and dermographism for almost ten years now. Like one of you has mentioned, the dermatographism skin condition started soon after I had a root canal procedure and a crown installed, but dentists, allergists, and doctors have always told me there is no connection between these procedures and the itchy skin condition that I developed. For years, Claritin kept the symptoms under control, but this medication seemed to work a bit less around three years ago, so I switched to a different antihistamine - Allegra. The Allegra worked fine for a few years, but it seemed to be wearing off like the Claritin did and so I just switched back to the Claritin again and it has been alright but not great.
For about three years, I have also used Atarax as needed at night. It helps some but makes me drowsy. When the problem is bad, especially in the summer, I drive myself crazy trying to think of the cause, but it is a very hard problem to figure out. I use only Ivory Snow to launder my clothes and mostly clear detergents with no additives in the house. I also try to avoid cologne and make my wife limit the perfume she wears, but I don't really think those things make a big difference. However, a few things that clearly do aggravate the dermatographism skin problem are dust and, oddly enough, cardboard (when I handle it), but I still cannot identify a specific cause. Usually I just forget about it, but when the itchy dermatographism skin problem is bad, it is really bad.
Has anyone learned anything about the connection to dental work? If so, I would get the crown replaced.