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Is it a good to be exercising with mild hives?

Is it a good to be exercising with mild hives?

Careful: This is a delicate question to answer and a lot more needs to be known about your hives before giving you any advice, such as how long have you had them and do you have them all over? . I think you should ask your allergist if you have one. ...Read more

Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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After exercising, my daily hives/rash on hands and feet has spread, what to do?

After exercising, my daily hives/rash on hands and feet has spread, what to do?

Exercise hives: Cholinergic urticaria occurs following sweating/exercise when acetylcholine receptors stimulate sweat glands to make sweat. It can be a difficult thing to treat, antihistamines should be tried first line prior to exercise but desensitization programs by an allergist would likely result in the most long lasting result. ...Read more

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For the past week after I’m done exercising I get a bad hives breakout on my stomach, chest, neck, back and my face gets swollen. Is it an allergy?

For the past week after I’m done exercising I get a bad hives breakout on my stomach, chest, neck, back and my face gets swollen. Is it an allergy?

Exercise rash: Hi there this could be an allergy due to exercise......an abnormal response right...or a rash due to heat and sweating. Use an anti allergy an hour pre work out. Wear breathable clothing and see if this still occurs....if yes you do need to see your Gp....if no...great ...Read more

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Why do I get hives while exercising?

Why do I get hives while exercising?

Urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a rash brought on by physical stimulus. The stimulus might be heat but thought also to be sweating. Hives last a short time. It develops usually in response to exercise, bathing, in heated environment, or emotional stress. ...Read more

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My face randomly broke out in hives yesterday. I haven't changed my diet. Could it be from exercising?

My face randomly broke out in hives yesterday. I haven't changed my diet. Could it be from exercising?

Only 1 day?: If this occurred only for a day, it would be hard to give you an answer. There is however a condition known as exercise-induced anaphylaxis which may occur with exercise alone, exercise + an allergenic food (which would not cause problem otherwise), or exercise + any food. Only time would tell. ...Read more

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I have dry skin and in the winter I develop hives when anything touches my skin or when I'm cold or when I'm exercising.?

I have dry skin and in the winter I develop hives when anything touches my skin or when I'm cold or when I'm exercising.?

Hydration & moisture: dry skin in winter is common, in your case you may have urticaria, an allergic skin condition of several types, and gets stimulated by different agents, temperature change is a powerful physical agent in such cases, you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist, meanwhile keep yourself well hydrate even in winter, moisturize your skin well right after bathing with a cream saop, goodluck ...Read more

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Just recently when my son is exercising/gets sweaty he breaks out into hives all over. Anyone know a cause or condition as to why this is happening?

Just recently when my son is exercising/gets sweaty he breaks out into hives all over. Anyone know a cause or condition as to why this is happening?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. If this is a match, junior can learn to manage it. If not, I trust the other healthtap team members will have an idea. Thanks for asking; junior is lucky to have a mom who's this observant and devoted. ...Read more

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Breaking out in hives while exercising after a meal, help?

Hives: Your reaction is very common and can potentially lead to anaphylaxis, it is called exercise induced anaphylaxis. You need to avoid eating for two hours before or after exercise to avoid such reactions, and have an Epipen (epinephrine) handy. Plus never exercise alone, like jogging after dinner. ...Read more

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I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. Any health precautions from this?

No, but U may-: -want 2 add an antihistamine as well. U have 2 B careful since it is hard 2 warm up with the ice. B sure U consult an allergist 4 other recommendations. ...Read more

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Why I am getting itchy hives while exercising? This is just started 2 weeks ago. I got hives mostly on arms and shoulders sometimes on back and legs.

Why I am getting itchy hives while exercising? This is just started 2 weeks ago. I got hives mostly on arms and shoulders sometimes on back and legs.

Many answers: The most common type of hives associated with exercise is called cholinergic urticaria which however usually occurs after and not during exercise. Nobody knows for sure why this happens. Since yours occur during exercise, I am not certain that we are talking about the same thing. Try taking an antihistamine 1-2 hrs prior to exercise and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before exercising to try and prevent exercise induced extremely itchy painful hives all over my body and sore throat?

Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before exercising to try and prevent exercise induced extremely itchy painful hives all over my body and sore throat?

No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be too sedating. Take zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin every morning for 2 or 3 weeks and see if the regular use of one of these meds will prevent it. If it continues, see an allergist and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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If I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before a workout, will it stop me from breaking out in hives afterwards?

If I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before a workout, will it stop me from breaking out in hives afterwards?

May help: Hives that can occur with exercise is frequently called cholinergic urticaria and is related to increased body temperature. The hives are usually small bumps with wide areas of redness. An antihistamine can help; most allergists would suggest a new generation antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, Clarinex or Allegra which do not cause drowsiness or delayed reaction time like benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Antihistaminic pills help excessive redness on face while exercising? Should I take them right before exercise? Related to my urticaria?

Antihistaminic pills help excessive redness on face while exercising? Should I take them right before exercise? Related to my urticaria?

There is no reason-: -not 2 take them. The redness may B due 2 the underlying urticaria & not the Ahist. As far as when, it should B driven by when U usually get the, if as soon as U exert Urself, take them about an hour B4 Ur workout so the effect is well in place. U should kno what sets them off so time it accordingly. ...Read more

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What are hives?

Itchy, red, raised.: Hives are itchy, red, raised lesions on the skin and they usually happen after contact with or ingestion of something you're allergic to. Try some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cold packs, and see your doctor if they get worse! ...Read more

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What are hives?

Skin rash: That is characteristically raised, evanscent, and itchy. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

What causes hives?

Many causes: There are many causes of hives and these include infections, medications, bee/wasp stings, food allergies, environmental allergies, stress, cold temperatures, and exercise amongst other rarer causes. Oftentimes, hives are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause.

For further evaluation and management, consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Usually allergic rxn: Usually it is caused by an allergic reaction, like contacting something you're allergic to touch. Consult your physician. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Are hives chronic?

Are hives chronic?

Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read more

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How to trat hives?

How to trat hives?

Avoid and take meds: Hives are generally treated by removing the offending trigger and taking antihistamines (loratadine, Cetirizine or fexofenadine) or glucocorticoids if lesions are severe. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Anything: Just about anything and everything can cause hives. Despite this we never determine the cause in many cases of chronic hives. Treatment is the main approach. For many people the hives eventually go away. ...Read more

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Is hives permanent?

Well....: I think you mean to say will you keep getting hives "forever"? If you are clearly get hives when you come into contact some "offending agent" then every time you come into contact with it yes, you will get hives, and maybe worse. However, a lot of the time we are not able to determine why you get hives (or to what). See your dermatologist or allergist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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What can cause hives?

What can cause hives?

So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause hives?

Yes: Any drug can cause hives. Some drugs may take minutes, others a few hours. ...Read more

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Are my hives permanent?

No.: Hives can be chronic which means that they have lasted for more than 6 weeks. They may last for several months, but almost always resolve eventually. However, they may return at a later time. ...Read more

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How long do hives last?

How long do hives last?

Varies: Sometimes hours....Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hives?

Why am I getting hives?

Hives: Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema#1

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What could cause hives?

What could cause hives?

Many things: Would see an allergist who can best determine the cause if one is obvious. In most cases a cause is never found. ...Read more

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How fast can hives spread?

Very rapidlly: Some allergic reactions are more aggressive than others and spread rapidly. In this case the patient needs emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why don't some hives itch?

Why don't some hives itch?

Are you sure?: Do you really have hives since nearly all hives itch. A bump on the skin is not necessarily a hive. ...Read more