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Exercise induced hives?(7 posts)

Exercise induced hives?ColnagoFE
Dec 10, 2003 9:47 AM
Been noticing patches of hives on my chest and gut lately after exercising. I guess this is a common thing, but it worries me. I'm planning to schedule a physical, but anyone else out there with this condition? I guess it can be serious--including complications breathing and such--if you get a severe reaction, but so far it's just the hives and no other symptoms.
re: Exercise induced hives?gf99
Dec 10, 2003 9:58 AM
Possibly some kind of allergic reaction. Change laundry detergents lately? New shirts/jerseys?

I sometimes get hives around my helmet straps. Always in the spring during peak pollen season, but not any other time of year.
More info pleaseeyebob
Dec 10, 2003 10:05 AM
How quickly do they come on after starting exercise? Any raised tissue? Any itch. Getting them anywhere else? Is this only happening now that it's (presumably) cooler out?

More info pleaseColnagoFE
Dec 10, 2003 10:41 AM
they get worse after finishing exercise...usually intense cardio. They fade, but don't go away later. I can still see them faintly this morning after cardio and weight sessions yesterday. Don't really itch. Really more of a aesthetic issue at the moment as far as I can tell. Happened most of the summer too. Seem to be worse when I work up a good sweat. Usually found on my chest and stomach. Small red wheals--about the size of pencil eraser or slightly larger.
no, you're not gonna diecyclopathic
Dec 10, 2003 12:48 PM
Could be the detergent/soap, worth checking. Had them for years esp after sex but from intense exercise too. Caused by hormone excess, so I've been told.
re: Exercise induced hives?Mike P
Dec 10, 2003 11:12 AM
I had similar symptoms on my upper chest and neck area after eating strawberry poptarts during a high effort ride.

I have got them before...sievers11
Dec 10, 2003 11:22 AM
It was from my skin overheating. I guess is can be part of heat exaution. It happens on really hot days if I am pushing it hard for 90 miles or so. From what I have heard, this is my situation, you can get hives for other reasons. I would go to you doctor and ask them, maybe talk to a certified sports trainer/ physical therapist too.