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LM comments on my suggestion that dermatographism could be treated with antihistamines:
I have suffered from chronic dermatographic urticaria myself. Several years ago I was given an "urticaria challenge" by a well- respected dermatologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. It was discovered I had reactions to yeast, mould and malt. A simple change of diet has meant a huge reduction in attacks, and being able to stop taking antihistamines. Taking them on a daily basis over the long term can have side-effects.
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