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Hi guys Was just about to get in the bath, pulled back my sleeve and saw I had these horrible welts on my arm.No idea where they came from, been wearing a long sleeve jumper all day, and although I have two dogs and have been scratched by them before I've been at my mums all day and not had contact with them. I googled and saw some pics of linear hives which looked very similar , anyone got any experience with them? Will also say my top lip, gums and roof of my mouth are swollen and very sore but I have systemic sclerosis and often have that. Thanks
If you run your fingernail across the skin, do you get another weal? I had dermographism for about two years when dd was small. It came on very suddenly (only possible trigger was some non-organic potting compost - I do have a tendency to sudden and extreme reactions), lasted as I say about 2 years then slowly faded away. If they don't just subside or if you get them again, maybe worth a trip to the GP? Not that there's much they can do, I used to take oral antihistamines if it got really bad which helped a bit, but I think that's about it.
Hello guys thanks for replying .cheese-Yes that's right just another name for scleroderma, was diagnosed last year . As for meds I'm on methotrexate (injections weekly) quinine 500 mgs daily , Nifipedene and lanzoprazole also Naproxen and codine for pain relief. They have gone down quite a bit today but still burn / itching. And no don't get any lines of it run my finger down my skin.
I'm sorry you're suffering. I was too until I started on meds. Glad your breathing is OK. Maybe the hives are due to the scleroderma. I suggest if you're getting new symptoms to see your GP or do you see a rhuematologist?