As I started to train for a half marathon this summer, I noticed myself getting very flush and what I believed to be heat rash as my runs got longer. I went to doctor and she said it was likely environmental, change soaps, detergents, etc. And that I should be able to continue training. 2 weeks later, with the flushing now breaking into hives after my runs, I went back and they put me on prednisone and I stopped exercising for 1 week.
While I had no flare ups during my break, I continued to have a base flushing on my chest, stomach, forearms and backs often. Most of the day it feels like I have a mild sunburn as I wear clothes.
I was wondering if this is common with cholinergic urticaria? Does anyone else have a base level of skin sensitivity in between flare ups? If so, any recommendations?
I started exercising again, opting to run while dark out and shower in cold water immediately. This tempers the flare up, but the ongoing skin sensitivity/sun burn feel persists. It’s worst in the morning or when I am lying on couch – so friction may be an issue.
Thanks, sorry for the ramble fest. It’s been about 2 months and I couldn’t even get a Derm appointment for a couple more weeks.
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