Your advice makes a lot of sense. Are you a doctor or have you experienced hives yourself? My son has recently broken out in hives while playing soccer and also performing in a band with handrums. He has been drumming since he was a baby and is never nervous but very confident playing any drums; but possibly adrenaline is causing the reaction. We will try the hydration, which we know can only help; we have been giving him some vitamins to help, including c with quercitin. Are fruit juice and fruit to be avoided? I have been encouraging him to eat more fruits an vegetables and decrease refined sugar snacks. Any other suggestions you have are welcome- thanks!View Thread
These are good suggestions, and glad they are working for you. My son had what seemed to be exercise-induced rhinitis; mostly occurred when he ran or did competitive sports, even casually; a couple of times he broke out in hives. Then it went away na dhe was able to play soccer on a team this fall. But this winter it came back - he has broken out in hives from playing soccer casually once and twice from drumming, while playing handrums in a Balkan band. We think it may be adrenaline as opposed to exercise that he is allergis to- anyone heard of this or have any advice? We have been to the allergist, homeopath, ayurvedic doctor, and no one has given him a cure, or even a clear diagnosis.View Thread
He has not tried taking anything before exercising, but something we could try.
What do you mean by OTC- which antihistamine do you recommend? He never just gets congestion; it's sneezing, followed by runny nose and congestion, which lasts a while. He was going to start soccer in a week or so, but has decided it's best to give it up.
I'll look for another allergist, but the one we saw was an older, experienced one and he didn't seem to have had a lot of previous cases like this, if any.View Thread
This sounds like a good thing to try, but it doesn't stop the onset of the rhinitis- 1 hour of stuffiness is still a high price to pay for exercise. My 15 year son recently developed exercise-induced rhinitis, as well as hives and wheezing on a few occasions, mostly competitive sports or running. Mountain biking or swimming so far have not caused it.
Has anyone tried altering diet to overcome this?- a local naturopath recommended eliminating dairy and wheat.
Drinking more water in general seems like a good idea, maybe taking vitamin d, b, and reducing caffeine and sugar, too.
Anyone with experience with this, please respond!! The allergist offered us no remedy, just said it may go away on its own.View Thread