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Skin turns red when touched and whelps up when scratched
kayleighw1994 posted:
Whenever I touch myself, where ever I touched myself it turns red. When I scratch myself it whelps up. This is happened all my life and my teacher told me it was some kind of disease but I can't remember what it's called. Anyone have any idea?
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
This is actually a relative common disorder-- it is called dermatographism.

It does not indicate any underlying or serious problem.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology