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A 26-year-old female asked:

30 yr m itching after severe exercise for many years, otherwise normal?is it dangerous?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Physical urticaria: What you have is likely a subtype of hives resulting from exercises--medically called cholinergic urticaria. It is not dangerous, but can be bothersome at times. Taking some antihistamine such as zyrtec/benadryl prior to exercising likely will help. It is a fascinating condition (to me) and if you like to learn more about it, follow this link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cholinergic_urticaria.

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Last updated Feb 12, 2013

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