cholinergic urticaria

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what causes cholinergic urticaria?  is it food?  am i better off seing an allergist or a dermatologist assuming that they can determine what is causing this allergy?  rsvp.  thank you. 

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    cholinergic urticaria is caused by sweating. Keep your self at a comfortable temperature and use cooling wet scarves and cool showers on hot days. I would imagine that exertion can make you have an attack of hives. Antihistamines and other drugs can help stablise your histamine levels. Both allergist and dermatologist can diagnose you. Goggle "mast cell issues" there is lots of helpful people and websites. Good luck!
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      Wendy.

      I had never seen or heard of the term 'mast cell',until this january. My dog had a 'mast cell tumour' , which had to be removed by a specialist vet at an Oncology unit. It apparently, saved her life. So, as you sound like an expert, do you know of the connection, of the term 'mast cell'. I will check the internet out, but did look extensively when my dog was diagnosed.

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      Mast Cells are all over our bodies. They can degranulate or pop open. The stuff they release contains histamine. Dogs and people have trouble with mast cells. Tumors are rare in people. Dogs get them alot. I think there is a gene mutation in my family that cause quite a few of us to have problems with histamine and it is not well controlled by antihistamines. All the knowledge I gain is via the internet.
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      but why would sweating cause cholinergic urticaria?????  this doesnt make sense..............  rsvp.  
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      It is more to do with the skin heating up than the sweating. I find Quercetin 500mg and luteolin complex 100mg significantly reduces my facial flushing. These are flavinoids and are thought to stabilise mast cells so they don’t degranulate releasing histamine.
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      i was first diagnosed with cholinergic urticaria when i was about 16/17, prior to that why didnt i have it then?????????????  what caused it then to develop????????  rsvp. 
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      can a dermatologist determine what is causing my cholinergic urticaria or not??????????  what might he prescribe as far as prescription medication goes????????????  rsvp.  
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      Hard to say what causes it. But in my family we have a gene mutation, C-kit, that seems to have an effect later in life. This causes the bones to either reduce the amount of cells produced or misshapened cells or overly sensitive cells. My father died of mylofibrosis with systemic mastocytosis in August. This information gave me a new set of words to include in my searches, that lead me to mast cells.
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      Depends upon the Doctor and their field of interest. I help myself while waiting for diagnosis by taking antihistamines daily and flavinoids, mentioned in my previous answer. I still get hives, flushing, asthma and other symtoms but it is not as long lasting or debilitating as before.
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      but what made me develop cholinergic urticaria in the first place if i didnt have it when i was 11??????????????  rsvp. 
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      Something in your body changed, but what it was will be hard to tell without lots of testing. Most doctors treat the symptoms, which is the best they can do.
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      well is there a cure for cholinergic urticaria or not assuming that it can be determined what is causing it?????????????  i think that different people have different causes of what is the root of the problem.  rsvp. 
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