GP’s: Anyone know what this is? Picture attached

(11 Posts)
jwills Tue 10-Mar-20 21:48:37

I feel my skin getting itchy and then when I itch it, even very lightly, this happens.

It’s not an allergy

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Goatymcgoaty Tue 10-Mar-20 21:50:07

Hives (urticaria)? Try antihistamine (disclaimer am not a GP)

BecauseReasons Tue 10-Mar-20 21:52:54


MashedPotatoBrainz Tue 10-Mar-20 21:52:56


IKEA888 Tue 10-Mar-20 21:53:40

dermographia. . mast cell issues

MashedPotatoBrainz Tue 10-Mar-20 21:53:44

Crossed post as I had to look up how to spell it. grin

mineofuselessinformation Tue 10-Mar-20 21:53:48

Dermatographic urticaria. Have a look at this:
(Sorry, have no idea how to make a clicking link.)
I have it in a mild form.


TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Tue 10-Mar-20 21:54:47

That looks very much like a wheal and flare reaction, so it's a skin reaction to something. I'm not a doctor, but a microbiologist and did modules on diseases and disorders as part of my training.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 10-Mar-20 21:55:00

Oh, by some miracle, I did! grin
Hope it's helpful.

BananaBang Tue 10-Mar-20 21:55:46

I've had it years. I take a daily antihistamine. Apart from that , nothing really works. Bizarrely, being on holiday abroad stops it. If I forget to take my piriton I get insane twice daily attacks. With the daily antihistamine I come up in mild hives but that's it. I get bored of people saying ' ohh have you scratched yourself?!'

jwills Tue 10-Mar-20 22:00:19

Thank you all so much!! It’s drives me crazy!

I started getting it after I was diagnosed with birth trauma/PTSD. One area starts itching then everything starts! I will try some medication!

Thank you again!!

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