Have you ever wondered what dermatographia looks like as it appears and then disappears? Well now you can see it firsthand! I made this video to illustrate the process:
First I start with a template (since the drawing takes a few minutes to appear, it’s hard to see what I’m doing without a template). This particular design is sails repeating to form a pattern. Hence the title of the video, Sailing.
Then I use my dull plastic knitting needle to trace the template design (this does not hurt at all, it’s just a light scratch). Lastly, I wait for the image to appear! And voilà, a temporary skin drawing.
Please share your own skin drawings and/or videos. Send to arianapage@ gmail. com and I’ll post them here on Skin Tome. Thanks!
Patriciaon April 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Hi, I am a 62 yr old Grandma. I was just diagnosed with this , have had it for eight months now, and Rheumatoid Arthrits. I have had thryoid (hypo) for yrs. I watch my four grandchildren, ages 11, 7, 4, and 1 1/2. The grandchildren think it’s great that they can write on me like a doodle board.it is so nice to see other people’s ways of dealing with it.
Patriciaon April 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm
I started with this after taking antibiotic cifidinir, made out of the USA.