I seen something on television today that made me wonder if it would in any way change Cholinergic Urticaria. First, let me say that I would not personally do this, and it may not work or have any effect at all. I just thought it was interesting & I would share it.
Before I get into it, let me just say something about Cholinergic Urticaria symptoms (heat hives). Most of us have an outbreak when we are about to sweat, right? At least that is when I get all itchy–it is when I get hot, nervous, etc. So it is the process of sweating, or getting ready to sweat, that causes the hives/tingling/itching sensation.
Well I was watching something on TV about a person that had hyperhidrosos. Hyperhidrosis is where the body sweats excessively (way too much). Some people have sweaty palms, some people have really sweaty arm pits, etc.
Well one person with sweaty palms had a surgery, in which doctors make a cut in the body, and cut the nerve. It is called a sympathectomy. By cutting the nerve that is involved in the stimulation of sweat, the person no longer is supposed to have the excessive sweating problem. They said that they no longer have sweaty palms.
So this got me thinking, could this possibly treat Cholinergic Urticaria?
Could a Sympathectomy Surgery Affect Cholinergic Urticaria?
I wonder what would happen if someone with cholinergic urticaria got this procedure done? Would it prevent the stimulation that causes our reaction? Or would it not change anything? Hmm…
First, I would like to add that even if it did help, I personally don’t think I would do it. That means for the rest of your life, you will have issues with sweating. Personally, I like to sweat, and wish I could do it more.
Also, there may be side effects associated with this surgery. Some people that have had the procedure done, had other strange type of sweating (for example, started to sweat on the back of their legs, etc.). Some people experience hair loss. And there is always a risk with surgery (plus it ain’t cheap).
But it sounds interesting. Another question is “Is there something that they can do, to crank up that nerve to produce more sweat? Maybe if they could overstimulate that nerve, we would sweat more and bypass the whole reaction thing? I wonder if that nerve has any involvement in cholinergic urticaria, or other parts of our nervous system? For example: how about if we had a small cyst pressing up against this nerve or something? Or the nerve was somehow being restricted or pinched (kind of like a water hose).
Just some things to think about…