Health Tip: When Exercise Causes Hives

-- When some people exercise, they may break out in raised, itchy bumps and have other allergy symptoms during or just after activity. "Exercise-induced urticaria" is the medical term for this outbreak of hives.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says warning signs of the condition may include:

  • Itchy, bumpy skin that becomes flushed or red.
  • A feeling of choking or having difficulty breathing.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Headache.
  • Swelling affecting the hands, face or tongue.

Posted: October 2011


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