About

Why an online community about dermatographia? The answer is simple. I have struggled with dermatographia on my skin for most of my life. I live with it each day. I know what it’s like to feel alone, like you are the only one who has to experience this.

So I decided to do something about it. I decided to create a website where people could connect, learn, and hopefully ease their pain.

Backpacking through Honduras, 2012

Dermatographia is a global problem. And so to reach the most people possible in the world, I needed a website and global forum capable of doing that. From social media, to video, to blog posts, there are many ways to communicate the struggles, symptoms, and help for dermatographia.

The goal of this website is to provide free and easy to understand information for everyone. So, whether you just found out you have dermatographia, or you have been battling symptoms all of your life, hopefully you’ll find something useful on this website.

My Personal Experience

The topics on this website are based on my personal experience. I chose them because they are the areas that I have spent the most time studying, experimenting with, and overcoming.

There are a lot of websites out there that have information about dermatographia. The topics on this website are based on what I have learned in my personal life. I chose them because they are the areas that I have spent the most time studying, experimenting with, and overcoming. There are a lot of websites out there that have information about dermatographia.

Many websites online speak from secondhand knowledge, or from scientific data. But for me personally, I have always found it it is easier to learn from someone who has experienced it first hand. That is why I have spent the last 20 years trying different things to reduce my dermatographia symptoms. My hope is that if I can share my trials and errors with a few other people, they can avoid the same mistakes that I made.

Why Build This Website?

I bought the URL Dermatographia.com many years ago. I purchased it because I felt like that at some point I would have something to share on the subject. Today, I know that I have things that can help. I feel like I have something worth sharing.

There are so many people offering advice and information online today. So, I thought long and hard before creating this website. I wanted to make sure I had something valuable to share, and that I had a good handle on my own struggle with dermatographia. The reality is that while I still have my issues now and again, I know what needs to be done.

My Dermatographia Story

Everyone’s battle with dermatographia is different. For me it is one I have fight for more than 20 years. My dermatographia was brought on by a traumatic event when I was a child. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I had a terrible accident in front of a large group of people that left me having anxiety and panic attacks. I was afraid the accident would repeat itself, even though the odds of that were very small.

After I dealt with this traumatic event as a child, I started experiencing early symptoms of dermatographia. Then, as I got older, they got worse. I noticed that I would get itchy under my clothes, and that there were times where a simple scratch would turn into a bright red welts. There were times where I would be outside and walk by a bush that would gently scratch against my bear arms. Within a few minutes I would notice bright red marks where there had only been a slight touch.

Then and Now

What a difference becoming an adult makes. In the last several years I have learned more about how to treat the symptoms of my dermatographia than I had known in the rest of my life combined. I will share more of those things throughout this website.

What I did not realize before is how much my diet, stress, and exercise can contribute to my dermatographia. Of course, there are some genetics involved that I cannot change. I found out a few years ago that this runs in my family. But all hope is not lost.

Through discipline and trial and error, I have learned more about the causes, treatment options, and symptoms that I can control.