Itchy rash when exerting myself physically

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I am 64 and am very active as I run often and have a physical job.

For the last 20 years I have been dealing with an itchy rash that develops about five minutes after I have done something that means I have exerted myself.

The rash is much like measles and is on my arms, legs and torso.

Fortunately it only lasts for about ten minutes but drives me to distraction. It is much worse in the cold weather and I find moisturizing cream helps considerably.

I am relieved to see on this site that I am not the only one who suffers from this. I don't want to resort to taking anti histamine every time I am active so I will just have to deal with it.

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    Cetirizine everyday for the last five years, has helped slightly. Quercetin and luteolin daily. A pulse of steroid 30mg dose can keep hives away for a few months, once it kicks in. This is what helps me.
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    • Posted

      Sounds as though this condition has caused you a lot of problems and I hope things get better for you.

      My concerns are minimal in comparison as I know that it passes pretty quickly especially if I am exercising in hot weather.

      What causes yours to happen?

      Thanks for your advice.

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      That is the million dollar question. I lean towards a mast cell issue. I'm waiting to have investigations with the allergy clinic at the hospital.
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      Best of luck and keep me/us posted S to your results.

      As a matter of interest, where do you live?

      I am in  Western Canada

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