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Dr. Al Hegab
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I have hives after shower or pool. Anyone know what is up, what should I do to treat?

Dr. Al Hegab
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I have hives after shower or pool. Anyone know what is up, what should I do to treat?

Aquagenic Urticaria: A rare form of urticaria, rather a form of physical urticaria, second generation antihistaminics would help, avoid swimming / water parks for now, till you see an allergist for confirmation and continued therapy. ...Read more

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Husband has itchy hives after hot showers. should he worry, and is he more prone to hives from cold such as a cold pool, too? no hives at other times.

Dr. Al Hegab
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Husband has itchy hives after hot showers. should he worry, and is he more prone to hives from cold such as a cold pool, too? no hives at other times.

? Cholinergic: Urticaria, developing hives when exposed to warmth, or hot weather, together with cold urticaria, are kind of urticaria due to physical agents, usually no clear reason for it and usually disappears on its own, better see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, and this link http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/prevention/con-20034524 ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I have itchy, uncomfortable hives on my stomach after showering, swimming, and sweating, remedy?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I have itchy, uncomfortable hives on my stomach after showering, swimming, and sweating, remedy?

Simple Rx's: This is probably cholinergic urticaria. No need to treat it unless it really bugs you. Antihistamines, danazol, Propranolol and topical benzoyl scopolamine have all been tried with variable success. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Josa
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The past 2 months I am getting hives all over my body after a shower. They cover my chest back, face. I have changed nothing !what could be the cause?

Dr. Thomas Josa
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The past 2 months I am getting hives all over my body after a shower. They cover my chest back, face. I have changed nothing !what could be the cause?

Urticaria: Most commonly it would be Cholinergic Urticaria caused by a rise in skin temperature. These tend to appear as very small bumps surrounded by red flare. You could also have hives from water itself called Aquagenic Urticaria but this is rare. An allergy to products used in the shower is also possible. Finally the pounding of water on to the skin may cause Dermatographic Urticaria but unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Ever since I've been pregnant i get hives sometimes after taking a hot shower, is this normal. I also have eczema?

Dr. Al Hegab
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Ever since I've been pregnant i get hives sometimes after taking a hot shower, is this normal. I also have eczema?

Can happen w pregnan: Hives with hot shower can happen with or without pregnancy, but there is another condition u have got : hypothyroidism, together with the hormonal changes during pregnancy, especially in the last 3 months, can lead to the symptoms described, at any rate pls follow with ur obstetrician who may refer u to an allergist for better control of ur symptoms, . ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Perry
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My sister gets these itchy red hives after she takes a hot shower. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it could possibly be and if there is some type of over-the-counter cream or medicine she can use that would help with these.

Dr. Lee Perry
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See an allergist: It sounds like your sister has urticaria, which is another word for hives. There are many different types of urticaria, and many of these are triggered by physical stimuli (heat, cold, pressure, water, etc.). The most common "type" of urticaria is idiopathic urticaria, which are hives without a clear cause. Your sister may have cholinergic urticaria, which are small hives triggered by heat/sweat. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter is getting itchy hives about her body chest area at night after her shower any suggestions?

Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Aquagenic: Urticaria can be treated by predosing with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Help! I am very itchy after taking a shower 2 days ago it's driving me insane, no rash, hives, or swelling why am I so horribly itchy?

Dr. John Chiu
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Help! I am very itchy after taking a shower 2 days ago it's driving me insane, no rash, hives, or swelling why am I so horribly itchy?

Dry skin/soap: Have you introduced a new shampoo, soap, hair conditioner into your routine lately? If so, you may have developed a contact allergy to one of its ingredients. A more likely scenario is dry skin causing the itching and you may try applying a moisturizer on your skin immediately after bathing to see if this helps (may take a few days). If the problem persists, see your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Hives all over my back/chest/face after i shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Hives all over my back/chest/face after i shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

From Hot Shower/bath: It may be from taking a shower/bath with hot water as it raises your body temperature, and when you come out and use towel.That may trigger to the skin and stimulate histamine release, which causes hives. You should consult an allergist to find the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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