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unusual skin / sensative to touch

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  • Posted By: madgirl
  • March 28, 2010
  • 10:46 AM

My 10 year old (normally healthy daughter) has a very unusual skin thing happening. I went to the Dr today only to be told he has no idea. Go home $27.00 later. :rolleyes: This is the 3rd doctor I have asked.
You only need to touch her skin ever so lightly and run your finger over her skin, about 2 minutes later she ends up with a bright red line (like sunburn), then a raised welt appears, it then takes about 10 minutes to go away. (My other kids were making smily faces on her!!):D
So if she gently scratches her skin she looks like I have whipped her with a stick or something.:eek:
This has been going on for over 3 weeks now. I do not have alot of money so I don't know where to go from here. Has anyone got any ideas on what this could be.
She has never been allergic to anything or had any major illness.
The only major thing she had was as a baby she kept getting kidney infections so she was on antibiotics for 5 years.

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  • My 10 year old (normally healthy daughter) has a very unusual skin thing happening. I went to the Dr today only to be told he has no idea. Go home $27.00 later. :rolleyes: This is the 3rd doctor I have asked.You only need to touch her skin ever so lightly and run your finger over her skin, about 2 minutes later she ends up with a bright red line (like sunburn), then a raised welt appears, it then takes about 10 minutes to go away. (My other kids were making smily faces on her!!):DSo if she gently scratches her skin she looks like I have whipped her with a stick or something.:eek:This has been going on for over 3 weeks now. I do not have alot of money so I don't know where to go from here. Has anyone got any ideas on what this could be.She has never been allergic to anything or had any major illness.The only major thing she had was as a baby she kept getting kidney infections so she was on antibiotics for 5 years. This may help youDermatographic urticaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDermatographic urticaria (also known as dermographism, dermatographism or "skin writing") is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the population and is one of ...Presentation - Causes - Treatment - See alsoen.wikipedia
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  • Did you see a MD or a dermatologist. If you havent seen a dermatologist I would advise you to do so.
    angdeer 2 Replies Flag this Response
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