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  • Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Try Benadryl cream on the worst bits. Or wear longs. Just don’t scratch it, whatever you do.

    I think prevention is probably better than cure in this case.

    yorkshire89
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    Thanks, will give that a try!

    Itching it is exactly what i did when i got back, it felt so good followed by intense burning for 30 mins!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    It has been v humid last couple of days – could be prickly heat if you were sweatier than normal.

    Premier Icon dknwhy
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    Stinging nettles?

    yorkshire89
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    Does look similar to prickly heat but the red marks aren’t blistery at all and are fully gone within an hour of getting home. I do sweat alot anyway but have been out everyday this week but its the first time i was riding through the green stuff.

    vickypea
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    Not necessarily the pollen. If I lie in grass I get a rash, and certain plants give me a rash when I’m gardening.

    yorkshire89
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    Hayfever has been coming on over the last few weeks, and I’ve been taking Loretadine tablets to keep it at bay.

    Today i went out on the bike with the dog on some usual routes i use fairly often. Today was the first time I have been for a few weeks and the paths are quite overgrown. This wasn’t a problem though i just rode through it.

    I was wearing shorts and at the time it didn’t bother me but when i got home my legs were itching like mad and were red and blotchy all over. I’ve had a shower and have lathered them up in Sudacream to cool the itching down a bit.

    I assume it was the pollen that has made them itch so much? It feels like when you have been bitten but all over!

    Does anybody else suffer from this? I wonder if i should be taking a different hayfever medicine, or some sort of cream before i ride out.

    I get the same sort of rash when I play with my dog, I don’t know whether I have an allergy against the dog or whether its just pollen from her running through the fields?

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Hives, suffer with them year round without ever finding out what triggers them.

    Try cetirizine, everyone’s different but these work far better for me than loretadine.

    Prednisolone even better, as a steroid it’s only available on prescription and only in short courses.

    Strangely enough I seem to tolerate nettles quite well…

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