|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 please||eyebob|
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 please||ColnagoFE|
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 die||cyclopathic|
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.|| |