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Is dermatographism a type of hives?

Yes, dermatographism is a type of hives. It is also referred to as dermatographic urticaria. This is one of the most common forms of physical hives. These hives result when your skin is scratched. The pattern of the dermatographism often is in the pattern that scratching occurred.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dermatographism is not an allergic reaction. Instead, it is redness caused by physically  rubbing the skin.

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