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Why do some people get miliaria itchy rashes when exercising?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
3 doctors agree

In brief: Urticaria, exercise

The condition is called exercise induced urticaria, somewhat related to heat rash.
The explanation is not clear. It is usually a benign condition manged with antihistaminics taken before exercising.

In brief: Urticaria, exercise

The condition is called exercise induced urticaria, somewhat related to heat rash.
The explanation is not clear. It is usually a benign condition manged with antihistaminics taken before exercising.
Dr. Javier Chinen
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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blocked pores

Miliaria is a name given to a variety of skin rashes, one of the most common being called "prickly heat".
This type of rash occurs when sweat pores are blocked and cannot empty normally, leading to the collection of irritating secretions under the skin. Since the source of this condition is sweat, it is naturally worse when sweat production increases, as during exercise.

In brief: Blocked pores

Miliaria is a name given to a variety of skin rashes, one of the most common being called "prickly heat".
This type of rash occurs when sweat pores are blocked and cannot empty normally, leading to the collection of irritating secretions under the skin. Since the source of this condition is sweat, it is naturally worse when sweat production increases, as during exercise.
Dr. James Cummings
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