Try acupuncture or cupping for your raised itchy rash. I have a story just like yours in many respects. I will start cupping and acupuncture next week. I really believe that the cause of this skin disease is a high level of toxins in the body trying to find a way out. Another sufferer of this disease also feels the same. Although doctors have told me that cupping will not help, I will give it a try. I think I am more informed about my disease than any doctor in the world that does not have dermographism. A few sufferers or this rash have tried acupuncture and have experienced great improvement.
The thing that bothers me the most about this hives disease is not the welts or other physical skin changes, but rather the pain that makes me dysfunctional. My skin can welt all it wants, at this point, I do not care. I just want to be able to sleep at night and stop loosing hair. By the way, one symptom I have that you did not mention is losing a lot of hair. I lose hair from the head the most, not so much the beard though. Hair sheds from the follicles like crazy. I am going nuts! Anyway, I hope some of my comments are helpful to others.
Yassir – June 6, 2009
I have had extremely similar raised rash symptoms for at least seven years. It is completely controlled by Zyrtec (if I'm not mistaken, that is the marketing name in the US for Cetirizine Hydrochloride) but returns the instant Zyrtec fully clears my system (about 18 hours).
I have not tried any alternative raised itchy rash treatments, finding the daily pill to be minimally intrusive.
Rick – June 6, 2009