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Posted on Tue, 31 May 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What would cause your arms to break out hive like red splotches that are painful like sun poisoning when I 'm over heated or in the sun even for a very short time?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Cholinergic urticaria, avoidance of triggering factors and antihistaminics

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Health Care Magic
According to your complaints you seem to have developed cholinergic urticaria.

It is an allergic reaction which occurs whenever the temperature of the body is raised due to exercise, gym or being in the sun.

It is characterized by tiny itchy wheals which disappear on cooling and can maximally last for 24 hours.

In such cases treatment consists of avoiding the triggering factors like sun exposure and exercise which increase the body temperature along with antihistaminics like tablet Loratidine 10 mg or Levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of the allergic reaction.

These are usually continued for a long period say 2-3 months under the supervision of the doctor.
I hope your query is answered and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
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