Being eighteen years old and 180 pounds, I've always thought of myself as pretty fit, I keep a good diet and do a lot of walking. I can definitely outpace and outlast most people I know, no problem. Despite this, in recent years I've found that whenever my body gets to the point where I should be sweating, I instead almost inevitably start getting the feeling like there are thousands of little mosquitos biting at my torso and scalp. It's really quite annoying, trying to walk along resisting the urge to strip my clothes off and rake my skin against the cement--it really does get like that. Whenever this happens, I'll get home and do just that, except replacing the cement with the coldest wash cloth I can get. It eventually does die down, and there's no physical proof of it ever happening, no redness or rash or anything. For a while I thought it was a reaction to warm temperatures until it struck twice, once today and once the day before, near the end of a walk in the cold. That's the worst, when half my body feels like it's on fire and the other half is freezing.
I post this here in the skin disorders section because the only thing I can think of to explain it is that I haven't been washing my skin hard enough, even though I'm sure I have. Do these sound like symptoms for that sort of thing? Are my pores somehow blocked?
I started getting the same thing about 2 weeks ago, and everytime, right before I start to sweat, I get a "Burning"/"Stinging" on my back, now it has spread to my stomach, and chest, upper arms, and upper thighs. IDK what is going on. I have an Appointment for next tuesday to get check out.
I'm 48 and I've been having this problem if a year now. It is such a problem because if i try to take a warm or hot shower i feel as if I can stand there and just let my flesh burn off. It started with my back, now it's everything. When i move and i begin to sweat oh my what a horrid feeling of ichy mess. If i begin any task it is just terrible. I need help like now. The doctors i use you as a test dummy, tell you it's in your head oh I've been thru so much already. Any help is appreciated. Cherrie
So I've been having the same problem for the past three years. Whenever I am engaged in an activity and I start to sweat or I feel like I'm about to start sweating I start to get this biting sensation on my legs and sometimes my hands and my back like a million mosquitoes are biting all over me. I have a friend who also experienced something like that but it was on her back and on her butt and her doctor told her to start taking Benadryl because her sweat was releasing histamines and it was causing the itching. I decided to try and take a Claritin to see if it would work for me but I didn't experience any relief and that was a year ago. So I went to my doctor and tried to get an explanation and she looked online instead of knowing and told me that it may have been an end nerve damage issue. But she said she didn't think that I should see a neurologist because it was such a small issue and because I'm only 29 the drugs that they would give me would be too strong and could damage my kidneys. So I wanted to see if I could try the Benadryl and see if that works and I'll keep you guys posted on the results. If anyone else has tried taking Benadryl for Relief and it's worked please let me know.
I commented on this post in 2010 and have continued to have the skin burn prickly sensation off and on up until today. After about 2 years, I started to have the problem again. I have started to drink 8, 8 oz glasses of water per day again. I'm also going to try taking benadryl. I will keep everyone posted.