Cure for Hives and Itch Other Than Antihistamines
by Theresa B.
(Ventura, CA USA)
I am a 43 year old female and have had this now for about 2 years. I am on 4 different antihistamines a day and it's still not helping. I get it so bad that I am scratching my skin till it almost bleeds and I am in tears. It is absolutely so frustrating and nothing helps, except Sarna, a cream that cools the area at least. Also ice helps if the area is really hot and hived. Any helpful suggestions? I just can't believe no one really knows what causes this and what the cure is for it.
Not to mention it is so embarrassing to walk around with red marks all over my face and body.
Your frustration is common with dermatographism suffers. The causes can be several and cannot be pinpointed. There is no cure, only control of symptoms. It seems like you do not have the right antihistamines or correct dosage. Usually, you should be able to find one that helps with the symptoms for the most part. If the antihistamines you are on are not helping then with the help of your dermatologist, find a different antihistamine or adjust the dosage. Other options are natural antihistamines or ultra violet light therapy. You should be able to at least get partial relief from the symptoms.
Natural cures are also an option to pursue if you would like to try a treatment without the use of antihistamine drugs.