Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Should I Take For Hives After Swimming

Share
1

1
What should I take for hives after swimming?

What should I take for hives after swimming?

Antihistamine: In rare cases, people can develop hives after their skin contacts water, or exposed to cold temperature. If you develop hives after each swimming, try taking a claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec 30 min before swimming. If u forget to take them before and develop hives, these antihistamines will also help then. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Qamar Khan
3 doctors shared insights

Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


2

2
Will taking aller-tec for hives from swimming work?

Will taking aller-tec for hives from swimming work?

Don't forget Epipen (epinephrine): Aller-tec or zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very good choice, but don't forget to swim with a buddy and have an epi-pen available. There are cases of swimming that triggers anaphylaxis in patients with cold urticaria. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Had cold-air hives when younger, but seem to handle cold better now. can i go swimming in a pool if i ease myself in the water gently? no probs lately

Had cold-air hives when younger, but seem to handle cold better now. can i go swimming in a pool if i ease myself in the water gently? no probs lately

Hives: Greetings. Your skin snsativity may still be present years later. Always swim with a friend and enter the water slowly. Diving or jumping in may cause intense stimulation at once which could cause shock. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
Is it common to feel pain in my back after swimming?

Is it common to feel pain in my back after swimming?

Perhaps: Occasionally it is possible that your back can be sore. If you are doing freestyle and stretch out, but lift head out a lot, then you may be putting stress on the lower back. Keep head down and relax the stroke. Glide and rotate as you pull through the water. If doing butterfly, you may be stiff and not able to stretch smoothly with the kick. Stretch before, and after.If kickboard, keep head down. ...Read more

7

7
Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Why could I get a rash after swimming in a public pool?

Chemical sensitivity: You could limit severity by applying barrier cream to sensitive areas first. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I got a rash after swimming in reservoir. What should I do?

I got a rash after swimming in reservoir. What should I do?

Swimmer's itch: Ducks carry a tiny worm that penetrates human skin but does us no harm. Each produces a little red bump. Leave it alone or put a topical anti-itch preparation on it. ...Read more

9

9
I have a minor earache after swimming last night. Should this go away on its own?

I have a minor earache after swimming last night. Should this go away on its own?

Yes: Certainly, when you get water in your ear, you can expect a minor discomfort or ache. If it persists, it could be because you are starting to develop an early infection of the ear canal, called otitis external. Keep the ear dry. If the ear ache goes on for more than a day, see your doctor, you may need some drops to treat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
There is like a pressure in my right side of my head after swimming and i can still feel it today.. is it bad?

There is like a pressure in my right side of my head after swimming and i can still feel it today..  is it bad?

Likely Not serious.: Depending on where on the right side of your head your pain is and if you go deep under water when swim (like diving), your symptoms may be due to a sinus headache from change in pressure form going under water. Try just doing surface swimming with no diving and see if symptoms still occur. It they do, then seek medical attention. Take Care! ...Read more