3 doctors weighed in:

Hi I've just had an allergy reaction to a sushi roll. Hives around mouth, a bit wheezy and hoarse. History of allergies. Will the gym make it worse?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Do you have a known allergy to fish or shellfish? Do you have a history of exercise induced anaphylaxis? How long ago was your reaction? If you are experiencing wheezing, probably not a good idea to go to the gym as exercise can induce asthma symptoms.
See an allergist for further evaluation of seafood allergy/ anaphylaxis.

In brief: Depends

Do you have a known allergy to fish or shellfish? Do you have a history of exercise induced anaphylaxis? How long ago was your reaction? If you are experiencing wheezing, probably not a good idea to go to the gym as exercise can induce asthma symptoms.
See an allergist for further evaluation of seafood allergy/ anaphylaxis.
Thank
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Answer

The gym can potentially make things worse in two separate ways: First off, any sort of workout can increase bronchospasm and wheezing, and could turn some unpleasant wheezing into a medical emergency.
Second off, sweating can increase the discomfort of hives. As this answer is being generated 5 hours after your question, hopefully you've seen a doctor if things got any worse.

In brief: Answer

The gym can potentially make things worse in two separate ways: First off, any sort of workout can increase bronchospasm and wheezing, and could turn some unpleasant wheezing into a medical emergency.
Second off, sweating can increase the discomfort of hives. As this answer is being generated 5 hours after your question, hopefully you've seen a doctor if things got any worse.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
95K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available