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Old 09-13-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Location: Ypsilanti, MI, U.S.A.
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skin+sweat=itch HB User

For years now I have had this off and on problem, but when it comes it is unbearable. Just as I begin to sweat I begin to itch uncontrollably on my chest, back, and head. I do not get a rash or bumps and if I can cool off really fast or bear it until I'm in an all out sweat it instantly stops.

The thing is that it usually happens in the spring and fall, just as the weather is starting to change. I've looked into just about everything I can and if another Dr. tells me it is hives or my detergent I'm going to start running in place until I start to sweat and let them see how crazy it drives me. I was driving today and it hit me and I almost ran off of the road. I was literally getting undressed as I was driving with the AC on blast trying to cool off.

I've taken vacations to warmer climates and after a day or so the problem is gone but as soon as I get back and that transition between climates happens it's back. If I'm in the cool climate long enough it stops or if I'm in the warm climate it stops. It is just that in between time.

I've looked into Prickly Heat, Urticaria, Anemia, Detergents, Soaps. I've seen tons of other boards where lots of people are dealing with the same issue and even showed it to my Dr. but none of those boards had answers.

Please Help!

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Old 09-17-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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bentley1593 HB User
Re: Skin+sweat=itch

I have had a skin condition for almost 6 years. I went to many doctors before I got a diagnosis. I have tunid lupus. It is confined to the skin but it itches terribly and is very annoying to say the least. I take plaquenl, ranitidine and atarax when I am having an episode. The sun is very harmful and I live in the deep south so it can be quite a problem. Have you been tested for lupus? My dermatologist diagnosed me and then referred me to a rheumatologist. I see them about every 6 months. Systemic and discoid lupus can also cause skin problems. Tumid lupus is not as bad as the others.
However, I do have the fatigue that goes along with it. I use a cream called Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1%. It is just about the only thing that will give me some relief from the itching. My doctor also said that for some reason that itching is always worse at night and I agree.
I hope this information will help you. Good luck. I know how you feel.

Old 09-18-2007, 08:47 AM   #3
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eckipa200 HB User
Re: Skin+sweat=itch

Hello, I have the Same, except that my pain is mostly on legs, sometimes on arms. Hereīs my thread:

I have strong skin pain with no outside cues, i.e. no rash. This pain only follows contact with any kind of moisture (sweat, taking bath/shower, lotion, muggy weather) and is not always the same in strength. It occurs mostly right after the moisture contact, sometimes already during the contact, i.e. under the shower. Cold water or ice improves the pain afterwards.

It feels like needles hitting the skin or 1000 ants crawling underneath. Nnormally it lasts about 45 minutes. Ii have read about aquagenic pruritus and histamine intolance. Could it be this? Ii need to find a cure since it restricts my living dramatically. I cannot take a bath or wash without pain, I cannot work out or do any kinds of sports since I then sweat and I cannot be outside the house during summer.

This problem has been going on for about 3 years, but on an occasional On-and-Off basis. Sometimes itīs there, sometimes not. Right now and for the last 6 weeks it has been very bad.

I am seeking immadiate help. Can anybody help me? I have seen a Dermatologist and a Family Doctor. Both unable to help me. I would lik eto see an Immunologist or Allergist, but they do recommend itīs something else and wonīt give me an appointement after I talked to them on the phone. They donīt want my money obviously.

Does anybody have the same problem? Please help me. I am only 28 years old.

Have you found any help yet? please contact me.

Old 09-19-2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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lpr1981 HB User
Re: Skin+sweat=itch

I have had a similar problem since the age of 14, I am now 25.
It starts of just as an itchy chest, legs or face, then my skin goes bright red and I can get small white bumps. I have seen doctors and skin specialists and they have put me on a combination of RANITIDINE AND ANTIHISTAMINES this helps a lot but it is no cure.
I take one of each a day but it can still occur depending on the temperature and how much stress i'm under.
It seems to occur if my body temperature rises.

Does anybody have a cure?

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