PAUL H. DEUTSCH, R.PH., M.D.
To the editor: Most patients with dermographism are asymptomatic and require no treatment. When symptoms such as pruritus develop, traditional treatment has been with an H1 antihistamine. However, treatment with conventional H1 antagonists is often inadequate. We report the relief of pruritus associated with dermographism with a combination of an H1 and H2 antihistamine.
A 29-year-old white man with a 16-year history of allergic rhinitis presented with a 3-month history of recurrent pruritus, erythema, urticaria, and hives. These lesions occurred mainly on the trunk after a hot shower, on the face after shaving, in areas of scratching, and lasted between
DEUTSCH PH. Dermatographism Treated with Hydroxyzine and Cimetidine and Ranitidine. Ann Intern Med. ;101:569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-569_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):569.
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