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Hives After Shower
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
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
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?
Hives: If it is indeed hives, the cause of those is not known. Allergic nature is suggested, but the search for the offending substance is vain in most cases. Hives tend to remit on their own just like they appear without any warning. However, hives are often misinterpreted by general population and there may another type of rash, so i urge you to check with your primary care physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My 5 yr old daughter is getting itchy hives about her body chest area at night after her shower any suggestions?
Aquagenic: Urticaria can be treated by predosing with antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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