I am a 20 year old female who has grown up in the sun and have played sports my entire life. I have been a runner for a few years, and one day in late April, I was doing my normal 6 mile run and noticed red dots appearing. Eventually they got much worse, and kept coming back every time I ran but would go away shortly after with a cold shower.
However, recently they also come when I’m in the sun, when I’m in a hot room, or even when I’m just walking a short distance. I live an active lifestyle and love going to the beach, and I’m absolutely MISERABLE with these. Today, for example, I was driving and my car got a little hot and next thing I knew I had the hives everywhere.
What’s weird also is that the hives I get seem to come in different shapes. Recently, my hive attacks result in flat, red pinpoint dots all over my shoulders, arms, chest, thighs, and legs. I don’t know why these attacks started happening to me so randomly, but I just want them to stop. I’m afraid to go outside and to the beach because I don’t want people to see me covered in these dots.
I’ve tried Zyrtec, Hydroxyzine, and just about everything…it doesn’t seem that anything works. Does anyone have any advice? I am trying to figure out what these flat little pinpoint red dots are because the weird thing is that they don’t itch, they just come. If I didn’t see them everywhere I would have no idea they were there (not itchy).
The other thing that has been happening recently is that I notice big red flushed skin happening both randomly and when a cold object is pressed to my skin. For example, yesterday I was holding a cold water bottle against my arm and the skin it was touching turned bright red for about 30 minutes. Does anyone have any similar experiences/advice/anything that will help me at all?
I pray everyday that this will all just go away but it seems that it’s not doing anything but getting worse and honestly it’s ruining my life.