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help me.. rash? cholinergic urticaria?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 5, 2008
  • 09:53 AM

hey

i am a 17 year old male.

i have had this rash for 2 years now. get it when i get hot, exercise, flustered type thing by anything (like embarrassed etc), can get it when my skin gets too cold aswell (like on a cold day or from a cold wind).
my hands seem to have poor circulation and are usually colder then other peoples.

i have been to the doctors (who didn't help and just said it was heat rash and would go away), tried a anti histamine which didn't do anything, tried some chinese medicine and acupuncture which didn't do anything either. then my friend got the same type of rash and went to a naturopath and went on a wheat free diet which cured him.

so i went to a naturopath, she said that one problem it could be is because of an unbalance because i used to get tonsillitis a lot and therefore had a lot of antibiotics. was on some pills to re-establish a balance in my stomach and some homeopathy. after a few months this wasnt helping and i ran out of the pills and drops.

i had done some research and mentioned to the naturopath about a gluten free diet, she sorta said that it wouldn't hurt but probably isn't the problem. i decided that i would try a gluten free diet.

i have been on the diet for about 5 weeks. i noticed some improvement in the first few weeks, and actually sweated while playing basketball for the first time in ages. but i haven't noticed a dramatic improvement and the winter weather is making it worse aswell.
i haven't been fully strict on the diet and have had some stuff here and there that contains gluten. but i havent really exercised much lately because i hate getting the rash. would exercising more regularly help?

i am a really fit teenager dispite having this rash and it annoys me when people without any medical conditions take exercise for granted. i would do anything to be able to live life without this rash, be able to feel sweat pour down my face like it used to.

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