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Dermatographism

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Video Transcript:

So here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist.

All right, Dermatographism is a type of urticaria or hives that happens with minor trauma or minor scratches on your skin. And it looks really cool. You can actually play Tic-Tac-Toe on your buddy’s skin if they have it. So if you have this, please talk to your local dermatologist because they can help. It is a type of urticaria or hives and we have some great treatments to help you.

To diagnose it, it’s really simple. Scratch your skin lightly if within a minute or two, you start to see a little raised welt, you’ve got your Dermatographism. So play some Tic-Tac-Toe and see your local dermatologist. 

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