I developed cholinergic urticaria during high school. I live in Australia, I remember on hot days when we had to wear our school blazers I’d get terribly and painfully itchy. I asked my General Practitioner what could be done and he suggested antihistamine and moisturizer. I know this is pretty standard advice, but I’m really interested in working out and getting fit so I’m going to the gym regularly. If I didn’t follow the advice 10-20 mins in, I’d probably go crazy in pain from CU and itchiness.
Before I go I take 1 tablet of Fexofenadine Hydrochloride and apply a moisturizer over the areas where it tends to occur (back, torso, neck and face) non-greasy lotion, recommended by dermatologists ect. Lastly, I’m not having caffeine, strictly limiting sugar as much as possible and I’ve found a great deal of improvement personally doing so.
When I exercise and my body is about to sweat then the pain and prickly feeling starts, I’ve noticed with the aforementioned dietary changed that when I recently worked out, that.. feeling of breaking into a sweat with CU symptoms was drastically lower than I had experienced before. I’m so glad I’ve found some relief–cholinergic urticaria makes you feel like you’re allergic to exercise!
Hopefully this can help someone out there if they haven’t already tried this combo (I know it’s nothing groundbreaking, but it’s working for me).