Reflections on the Grind

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Exercise-induced urticaria

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Had to cut the run short this morning. Developed urticaria (hives) again. Body felt warm. Hands were swollen red and numb. Hives were developed everywhere. It was extremely itchy.

I suspect that it was caused by eating shrimp this morning and then exercising. It’s the second time this year that I got this reaction. The first time, I rushed to the clinic to get injected with antihistamine, and within hours the hives disappeared. This time I wanted to see whether my body can heal itself. I slowly feel better. But the itch still exists many hours later.

It’s causing me a good deal of distress. If this condition occurred during a race, it would ruin the day. Good thing this didn’t happen during the marathon last week. Got to watch what I eat carefully.

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Written by Rop

November 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Posted in health

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  1. […] a comment » At dinner Monday night, I ate a shrimp. Was a bit concerned due to my recent allergic episodes with shrimps. Ran Tuesday morning without a problem. Good news. It was just one shrimp though, so […]

    Food « Rop's Reflections

    January 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm


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