Red Marks on Skin from Dermographism
Hi everyone. I was recently diagnosed with dermographism. I am a kindergarten teacher and I was noticing random red welts all over my hands and arms as the day would go on. At first, I thought maybe I had bedbugs (since there has been an outbreak lately) but noticed that when I first wake up, my skin is clear. As the day would go on, I would have red marks all over. I also noticed that when I would scratch anywhere on my body, I would leave a red trail of where my nails had been. I never had this problem before so I went to see my doctor and he told me that I had dermographism. He showed me the whole "skin writing" and said that it was caused by excess histamines.
Working with small children all day, my hands and arms are usually covered in red marks by the end of the day. It's embarrassing when parents come in because I feel that they are thinking that I have a contagious skin rash, when really, there is nothing I can do about it. Anyway, the doctor has told me to start taking anti-histamines daily to reduce the outbreak. Let's see if it works!!!