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

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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My body breaks out in hives after a shower everytime. None of my family members have this happen. I have changed all shower products also.

My body breaks out in hives after a shower everytime. None of my family members have this happen. I have changed all shower products also.

Urticaria: A rise in core body temperature resulting in sweating causes the rash in cholinergic urticaria. Common triggers include: Exercise Hot baths/showers Fever Occlusive dressings Eating spicy foods Emotional stress http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/cholinergic-urticaria/ ...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.

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

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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Please explain why is it that every time i get out of the shower i get hives?

Urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria can happen after contact with water, very comon and benign. You need to pretreat with an antihistamine before you shower. The best for this condition is periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride). ...Read more

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Why is it that every time i get out of the shower i get hives? I need some advice.

Why is it that every time i get out of the shower i get hives? I need some advice.

Urticaria : It is a type of physical urticaria and can also happen with swimming. I suggest taking an antihistamine an hour before showering or swimming. Reason is unknown. ...Read more

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Why do I get hives everytime I have a shower?

Why do I get hives everytime I have a shower?

Hives from hot water: Hives when showering are called a "physical urticaria." these types of urticaria mean the histamine in your mast cells is for unknown reasons, easier to release than other people's histamine. Sometimes the stimulus is heat, sometimes cold, sometimes water, sometimes vibration. When the hives are small, it's often called cholinergic urticaria. Usually, antihistamines can block the symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Whenever I go into water(shower,pool,lake)I get hives and welts throughout body.They can be itchy sometimes.Whats causing this&how do I stop it?thanks

Whenever I go into water(shower,pool,lake)I get hives and welts throughout body.They can be itchy sometimes.Whats causing this&how do I stop it?thanks

?aquagenic urticaria: kind of rare, you need to see your doctor who would refer you to a dermatologist / allergist for evaluation, meanwhile, you can take OTC antihistamines like cetirizine or Loratadine on regular basis, but remember to stop them about 5 days before you see the specialist, good luck ...Read more

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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.

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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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?

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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I have been suffering with chronic hives for 4 months now and I honestly do not know what the trigger is to this allergic reaction. I get breakouts sometimes during the day , or when I'm going to sleep after I shower?

I have been suffering with chronic hives for 4 months now and I honestly do not know what the trigger is to this allergic reaction. I get breakouts sometimes during the day , or when I'm going to sleep after I shower?

Change soap: The trigger is sometimes hard to find in chronic urticaria but you have sleuthed the solution yourself. The pruritis or itching is worse after your shower. What kind of soap are you using? You may have developed a hypersensitivity to it. Change to hypoallergenic soap you also need a full history and exam to look for other causes. Pregnancy test, md visit next steps. Dry skin another common cause ...Read more

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