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Posted by: Worried | 2007/12/18

Skin

I have a problem in the sense that if I carry a handbag accros my arm or if some just puts a bit of pressure on my skin it becomes itchy and swollen. It wil itch for as long as I scratch the area. This never happened before and it only started recently, about three months ago.

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Dear Worried
you may have an allergic condition called dermatographia, where the skin cells are overly sensitive to minor injury like pressure or scratching. Try an antihistamine like Deselex, Loratidine, Zyrtec or Allergex.
Dr Bets

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