While increased heart rate, fatigue and heavy breathing are all common symptoms following exercise, the development of hives typically is not. However, individuals affected by exercised-induced urticaria experience all of the above and more. Generally speaking, exercise-induced urticaria is characterized as the rapid onset of hives or raised skin welts following exercise. The welts themselves may change in size and shape over time and may come together to form large or giant welts.
Exercise-induced urticaria presents in a number of ways. It is often developed in conjunction with exercise-induced anaphylaxis; however, it does not have to be comorbid with this condition. In any case, exercise-induced Urticaria involves several common characteristics. The characteristic welts are the most common symptom of the condition and may appear as small round wheals, patches or rings. The hives generally itch and may be white to red in color. Generally the welts occur in batches and are typically found on the face and extremities, yet the reaction can occur anywhere.
Exercise-induced urticaria is typically caused by the capillary dilation that allows or facilitates a rapid transfer of fluid into the superficial dermis. This transfer presents the characteristic welts and causes the general reaction. As the fluid builds up, thick, firm plaques are formed.
Natural Urticaria Remedies
Pinpointing the actual cause of exercise-induced urticaria is often difficult; however it can help identify effective treatment options. Nonetheless, several natural treatments are effective for managing the symptoms associated with the condition.
Taking activated charcoal orally functions to collect and eradicate any toxins in the body, which can speed healing. Likewise, dry brushing and applying oil of palm to the skins surface soothes and eliminates hives.
Drinking additional water and supplementing with barberry are also good urticaria treatments.
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