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Hives After Shower
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
After taking my shower i break out in hives this started about 10 days ago some days thire real bad other days light they go away in 3-4 hours?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
My 5 yr old daughter is getting itchy hives about her body chest area at night after her shower any suggestions?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers