Potassium Deficiency and Dermatographism Skin Hives

by Heather
(United States)

Hi, my name is Heather. I am 17 years old and I have had dermatographism for about six years. I didn't know until very recently that I had it. I was put on Claritin for allergies which has been helping treat my dermatographism. If I'm off my medicine for just a little while I break out in hives. I never connected the fact that when I was little my friends and I would laugh when I could write messages all over my legs to them. Recently I was researching eczema because a friend of mine had been diagnosed with it and I ran cross dermatographism and then I connected the dots, and diagnosed myself. It was too obvious that I had it since I showed all the symptoms.

Now that I have found out what I have, I want to find better ways to treat it so I have been doing some research. I have been on Claritin so long that I am building up immunity to it. I've research herbs and other medicine but also other diseases. A while ago I had problems with an organ in my chest and the doctors said it was most likely related to my thyroid. Most people know that I have a poor immune system too so as I was doing the research I thought, "If my hives were related to me writing on my skin what else could be related?"

I've spent a lot of head aching time researching thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, dermatographism, vitamin b, potassium, etc. As I have read, dermatographism is often related to the things people eat. That got me thinking that if you don't eat enough of something you might not get enough of a certain vitamin or mineral. I hate vegetables no matter what anyone does I wouldn't touch them and vegetables hold a lot of potassium. Potassium can help regulate cell metabolism and your skin is made up of cells. It also does a lot of things for other body parts. My immune system needs potassium and without it, it goes crazy and acts on other parts of my body like my thyroid and also can cause allergies. My allergies are linked to my hives.

So to make a long story short, I've found that all my problems are related and that I actually need potassium. I'm just starting to take potassium and making appointments with my doctor. I'm still not sure if it will completely solve my problem but I'm pretty sure I've found something that will help me and hopefully others.

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