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   Posted 7/21/2013 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...generally post on UC forum but have a query that good folks here might help me with....Does anyone suffer from Dermographism. I notice impressions from clothing or touching something hard can remain on my skin for 10-15 mins. Then they disappear. I'm wondering is this a form on immune response tied to my UC or could it be stress induced? or related using Pred?

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   Posted 7/21/2013 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
UC Guy, this is a type of urticarial, or hives. An immune system response (big surprise, I know!)

When I was on Pred/Entocort, I could put my arm on a table, and it the edge of the table happened to press my arm a bit I'd have a big red bruise. If I scratched myself, I'd get blood blisters. So that also could be part of it.
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   Posted 7/27/2013 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Steroids cause water retention, which can lead to this. Make sure you decrease sodium intake and/or increase potassium intake - steroids cause potassium loss. An imbalance in sodium:potassium ratio causes the water retention...

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   Posted 7/27/2013 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
thats interesting...yeah the symtoms co-incided with a course of me it look like my skin was inflammed and i thought the steroids werent working....(i was taking steroids for UC flare and colon healed fine) seems to only affect the extremities...mainly hands and effects only show up when pressure is applied to fingers and to be fair they do disppear after a minute or so
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