Emotional Stress and Dermographism Skin Condition
My life changed dramatically about a year ago. My husband and I moved in with his elderly parents and severely disabled sister, to become their caregivers. About four months ago I developed this conditon. My skin is constantly itching and swelling where my clothing rubs against it. Sometimes I even get hives in other areas. I have been taking antihistamines for about a month now. It seems to help some, but not completely. I guess my question is: Can emotional stress cause this condition?
Many sufferers of dermatographism do believe that stress is a contributing factor to the development of this skin problem. It is listed as a possible cause but no definite link has been established. As a dermatographism sufferer myself, I believe there is a link.