An Unusual Skin Allergy Post Wet Cupping

Ebtisam Elghblawi


Cupping is one of the oldest natural healing therapies worldwide and is well known as a complementary treatment and remains in use for many ailments, including dermatological conditions. Cupping involves applying a heated cup to generate a partial vacuum that mobilizes the blood flow and promotes effective healing. I report a case who presented with an interestingly allergic skin reaction post cupping on her back. Using search words of "cupping," "complication," and "skin allergy", did not yield any reports were found on PubMed. Therapeutic efficacy was claimed but not scientifically documented in these reports due to poor clinical evidence. I am reporting this case report for its exceptional presentation.

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