I'm 18 years old and I have Uticaria.
I've had it most of my life and it is pure hell to deal with.
I have no idea how to get rid of it.. Whenever i do anything physical like exercise, run/walk back and forth to get a ball, when i get really angry or nervous, when im in the sun too long, get hot, when im rushing.. or even just walking up three flights of stairs, i break out into these hive type things all over my body; not just arms or face.. but everywhere. Also, I get really nauseous and massive headaches. My skin burns and itches too.
Does anyone know about uticaria and how to get rid of it? Supposedly I have rare uticaria... I looked it up on google and read the article in wiki.. -i know, wiki- and i didnt understand any of it.. I went to the doctor but since i live with my uncle and he is in the navy and we are currently in japan.. They isn't much help here... They gave me two allergy pills to take and they dont work at all.. I want to be able to do physical activities and not break out.. If you know what uticaria is, then you'd understand my frustration and pain. I'm an overweight kid and i'd love to be able to work out but because of my uticaria, I can't. I have so many issues with my body; this one just keeps me from changing the other issues...
Your symptoms are suggestive of cholinergic or exercise induced urticaria. It is a form of chronic hives that is caused by an increase in body temperature. Take some antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin and apply some calamine lotion on the hives. If the symptoms persist then please get it examined from a dermatologist.
Also slow down or stop your exercise as soon as symptoms start. You should always exercise with a partner who knows about your condition.
In some people, eating certain foods before exercise may make allergic symptoms more likely to occur. Keep track of what you eat before exercising for a few weeks. If you notice a pattern to your symptoms that seems related to a certain food, stop eating it for a while and see if the hives stop. Also, do not exercise for 4 to 6 hours after you eat.
You should stop exercising as soon as you notice the hives. If the hives don't go away in 5 to 10 minutes, or if you have other symptoms, call your doctor right away. It can be Exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Well, I went to a few doctors about it, but since I live in Japan at the moment, there really isnt much help here. We are limited. They gave me Allegra and Zyrtec to take. One in the morning, and one at night. So far, it has done no good.
I will be moving back to the states in about three weeks from now. I plan on going to see a doctor for this. I'm sure I'll get more help then.
Another thing about these hives; I can just walk up three flights of stairs or just stand in the sun for too long, and get them. I get them when I get from a cold to warm/hot temp. room/environment, and hot to cold. Even when I get angry or im in the warm/hot water for too long. There are so many ways that can trigger the hives. The hives last at least 10 min. Depends on how intense my actions were. I get really red and hot, like on on fire, and nauseous, dizzy, weak, shaky, and really bad headaches..
I will try those other medications out.
Thank you so so so much. It's a huge relief knowing im getting closer to finding out what's wrong with me, and getting rid of it, if possible. (I pray.)
My 13 year old daughter has cold induced uticaria. I have heard taking xolair may help. Also, trying prevenative treatment like antihistamines before your workout may help. Good luck! We go to the dr next week to see what we can do.
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