I just received message from a dear one who loves to exercise but is limited by bouts of severe itching once he begins to sweat.
He complained that many times the episodes cause him to make involuntary dance steps in a bid to control his urge to scratch decently.
It has become quite trendy to live healthy lifestyles to the best of our abilities and if you also experience this problem, then this is for you.
CHOLINERGIC URTICARIA appears rather rapidly, usually within a few minutes after the onset of sweating, and lasts from a half hour to an hour or more, with a mean duration of about 80 minutes.
The itch is sufficiently uncomfortable to cause many to change their patterns of activity to prevent attacks. My dear one had to stop his exercise routine.
Exercise is the most common trigger for cholinergic urticaria, but any thing that causes sweating can bring on an attack in some persons.
Exercise and hot baths worsen itching.
In some, cholinergic urticaria can clear spontaneously.
Cholinergic urticaria could be prevented by avoid anything that triggers it.
So watch out and keep tabs on yours.
– Avoid clothes made from nylon and polyester.
– Do not moisturize your body before going for a run
– Rub baby powder all over before going for a run.
– Modifying one’s diet may be helpful because cholinergic urticaria attacks can sometimes result from hot foods and beverages, highly spiced foods, and alcohol.
Cholinergic urticaria persists for a number of years. Most sufferers retain a tendency to develop it for many years.
Traditional treatment options for cholinergic urticaria are available.
However, cholinergic urticaria in some patients may be unresponsive to treatment.
Sometimes, an attack of cholinergic urticaria can be aborted by rapid cooling with cool water or high speed fan.
If itching persists, consult your physician.
I love you, I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,