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 Post subject: Re: Sweat Allergy!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:53 pm 
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It's possible, might want to speak to your allergist. Both heat and cold are "physical urticarias".

Here's the article our writer Colleen Seto did on cold-induced hives last winter:
http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=240

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 Post subject: Re: Sweat Allergy!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:58 pm 
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gwentheeditor wrote:

Wow, this forum's brill. I've often got a rash when I sweat. I'd never heard of "Cholinergic Urticaria", but it really fits the bill. I'd associated sweating with the rash but discounted being allergic to my own sweat as ridiculous, I'd explained it to myself as pollen sticking to the sweat in summer. But Cholinergic Urticaria it is. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweat Allergy!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:41 pm 
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Glad we could help :D

In case you hadn't noticed - we're a magazine primarily, so lots of articles on the site.
See:

Articles archive - a selection of articles, columns and our recipes: http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp

The issues - http://www.allergicliving.com/issues.asp

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 Post subject: Re: Sweat Allergy!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:44 am 
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Cauger, I get cold hives, too, on any of my skin that's exposed to cold temps. It usually manifests itself when it's windy, and it's usually the front of my quads that get red and itchy (if I don't scratch, it subsides once my skin warms up) and I'll get spot hives on my face, usually on my cheekbones, if the wind is in my face. They always subside after my skin warms up. In extreme cases, I have put hydro-cortisone cream on the hives to help them calm down faster.

Prevention: try putting a layer of vaseline over your skin that's exposed to the cold. It creates a barrier between your skin surface and the cold air. Or cover up all exposed skin, making sure there's enough layers to keep the cold air from hitting your skin.

This isn't uncommon. I've been told that people like runners, joggers and speed walkers experience this a lot. And I don't get it all the time. It especially flares up if I haven't been eating properly, like too many sweets and/or salty food, so that may be a contributing factor.

Hope this helps out a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Sweat Allergy!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:17 pm 
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I’m curious to know if she has changed any of her habits – clothes, soaps & detergents, location…

I've never heard of CU either, and my symptoms are different. My scalp gets itchy when I sweat. I get huge hives on my thigns when I run outside in the cold wind, not little pinpoint bumps. My doctors said to take an anti-histamine before I work out, but I thought that was kind of a lame remedy, since I already take a daily anti-histmaine.

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