Here's my situation. I get hives on my stomach AFTER showering and getting sweaty, but the thing is when I shower, I don't get them in the shower, but only after it. I get them only on my stomach, and I also get them while I'm cutting the grass, since I get sweaty, and while swimming. I went to the doctor, and he said that it's probably from my body temperature rapidly changing, but I'm not 100% sure. He said not to worry about it, however it looks really bad, and now I have to swim in a water shirt. Plus, school starts in a month and we have swimming this year, and you're only required to wear trunks, so I don't want people to see all of the hives on my stomach and make fun of me. I was recently on a trip to the beach, and when I first got in and out of the ocean everyday, I got them, but after getting in and out multiple times over the course of a day, they went away. And the hives are really itchy and uncomfortable. I really don't think this is a water allergy, but I'm not 100% sure. But please, can someone help me, and tell me what I can do to stop this. I want these gone by when school starts. Thank you very much!
See a dermatologist sweetie. It could be a swimmers itch type of thing or it could be an allergy to something but a dermatologist is your best bet. That is all they do is diagnose and treat skin problems so they will know what to do for you so you can get cleared up before school. It may be as simple as needing an antihistamine and there are other medications.
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