I am 14, and I have had cholinergic urticaria since I was 11. I am currently actively attempting to play both Football and Basketball, but I feel intense pain every time I do over the first 5 – 10 minutes before it settles down (when I begin to sweat and then it becomes manageable).
I have had brief periods in which it has gone completely. For example, in the summer with constant exposure to sun, I believe that it must have desensitized me, but once it becomes winter again the condition returns noticeably worse than before.
I have experimented with many different lotions, antihistamines and seen doctors many times. Next I am going to attempt to purchase a portable steam sauna as the only thing that has helped before is increasing my sweat levels.
I am hoping that this will desensitize me further and maybe even get rid of it, at least if I continue to use it. In the meanwhile I would like to ask does anyone else have anything that has proven to be helpful to them?