Can Dermatographia Be Cured Completely Over Time?

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Can dermatographia be cured? This is one of the most common questions I am asked. And while I cannot answer this question for everyone, I can tell you what my personal experience has been.

For me, dermatographia is something I have been unable to cure. Even though I have gone on strict diets, and radically changed my lifestyle, some form of itching and redness has been with me for more than 20 years.

Here are a few things that have helped my dermatographia get noticeably better over time:

  • Sleeping 7-9 hours per night
  • Reducing stress
  • Watching what I eat
  • Avoiding too many processed foods
  • Limiting alcohol to a few times a week
  • Avoiding drastic temperature changes

And just like you can do things to get better, there are definitely things I have noticed that make symptoms worse.

My thoughts on curing dermatographia completely

Here are a few things that I noticed made it worse:

  • Eating processed foods
  • Having a diet that was too rich in breads and gluten
  • Drinking alcohol too frequently (more than a few times a week)
  • Going from hot to cold too quickly
  • Taking showers that are too hot
  • Sitting in hot tubs where the temperature is above 100 degrees
  • Stressful situations or jobs
  • Getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night

In my time online, I have seen many different people share about reducing their symptoms. But I do not really see folks say they have cured their dermatographia.

What about you, have you found a way to cure your dermatographia completely?

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  1. Thanks for sharing your experience. It is all about diet for me. I removed white flour, gluten, and pretty much any dairy. I found that pretty much half the food I was eating was making me feel horrible. Also try incorporating more fruits and veggies!

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