Red Marks with No Skin Swelling
What are the main causes of someone having dermographism? I have never experienced this problem until I was getting married. About 3-4 months before the wedding, I was itching so bad that I finally went to a dermatologist and this is what he said I had. I think he said it was due to either a severe sickness or stress. I can't remember because that was over six years ago. I have been taking Zyrtec every day since then. If I miss a dose in the morning, by noon I will be itching. As long as I take the Zyrtec I do not itch, but the red marks still appear. I really want to know if there is anything I can do about the red marks. I can simply scratch an itch and the place where I scratched turns BLOOD red and stays for a good 15 min. It can be embarrassing at times. The symptoms you described at top are right on to what I deal with every day. Any help or insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead of time!
Dermographism causes information is provided here. I do not think there is much that can be done about the red marks. Antihistamines mainly prevent the swelling, although there may be some which will help eliminate some of the redness. I would consult with the dermatologist. The redness without swelling is similar to what I have experienced when on antihistamines for this skin problem.