View Full Version : 'mosquito bites' and swollen arms

Helen C
02-18-2007, 03:59 PM
Hello all,

I recently started training for my first triathlon. I have noticed that on my early morning cycle training sessions I have been getting what look like mosquito bites, particularly around my elbows, and my whole arms & hands get itchy and swollen. It goes away a couple of hours after exercise. Any ideas what this could be?

02-18-2007, 10:17 PM
Those symptoms sound like hives to me.

02-19-2007, 12:10 PM
Might be cholinergic urticaria. Basically, a mild allergic response to... exercise! :p