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.
- Swelling affecting the hands, face or tongue.
Posted: October 2011