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Pins and needles with hot flushes all over body. On vitamins and antihistamines. Nothing helps. Why?

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34 year-old male, height 180cm, weight 83kg. Very active physically, i get pins and needles and hot flushes all over my body when i get hot, it lasts for a few minutes at a time. I've taken vit b12, antihistamines, nothing helps. Whenever it happens i have to stop and splash water over my body to cool down.
Posted Mon, 25 Jun 2012 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Your symptoms are suggestive of cholinergic urticaria.
It is characterised by a hypersensitive response in the skin as a result of the body increase in temperature (passively or actively), or the release of sweat.

Some common treatments include taking antihistamines (such a Allegra, Zyrtec, or stronger ones), avoiding known triggers (such as hot weather, physical activity, and spicy foods), corticosteriods (only for extreme cases), anabolic steroids, UVB therapy, sweat/exercise therapy, diet changes (such as avoiding known trigger foods), and more.

You can get the appropriate drugs prescribed from your dermatologist.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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