Whenever I get hot, I begin to itch extremely bad , or when I get nervous or embarassed. Usually when I do a phyisical activity , I can only do it for a short period of time because after a while I get hot and the itching begins and it becomes unbearble. Also whenever the weather is hot I also get very itchy. Whenver I am nervous or embarassed it also happens. When I get itchy its seems to spread all over my body and the more I scratch it and think about it the more it itches. The only way for me to make the itching stop is to get cool fast , by getting in the shade and drinking something cool , just trying to cool my body down ,but I just have to get cool quick then it stops. One time I tried to go for a jog but I began to get hot and I started to itch so badly the only for me to make it stop was to hop in the shower and take a cold one. Does anyone else have this problem ? If so whats the solution. I haven't talk to a doctor about it but maybe I should because its definetly conflicts with my daily activities.
I have the exact same problem; you may have candida overgrowth (yeast overgrowth in the intestines). I have candida & that's what causes me to itch the way I do. Cadida has many symptoms: digestive (stomach) problems, frequent colds/flu, gas & bloating, yeast infection, white coating on tongue (called thrush), dandruff, depression, irritability, foggy thinking, extreme fatigue, constipation, difficulty focusing, etc.
Just something to consider....
There's not really any effective test a doctor can do to find out if you have it (it doesn't show up in the blood) but I know an at-home test you can do that is legitimate (a natural doctor discovered it):
put a tall glass filled with water by your bedside bfore going to bed. When you get up first thing in the morning, spit in the glass of water and watch the saliva over the course of about an hour or longer.
If the saliva starts to form rope-like strands through out the water that are suspended in the water, there's a very good chance you have candida overgrowth.
You can try taking a candida treatment to see if this helps. Most of them don't work, but one that is very good & has worked for many is called candex by pure essence labs.
Your itching could also be an immune disorder (the itching is an overreaction of your body to being too hot). It's very impt. To cleanse the body, heal the immune system, eat a fairly healthy diet, take a good quality multi-vitamin (an excellent one is seasilver) and make sure you're not deficient in any vits. Or minerals. If you are, you should supplement, but with only the best quality ones from a health food store.
Sorry if this is long, but I hope this helps. I'm a nutrition major & have lots of knowledge on this sort of stuff (it's my specialty), & i'm actually working on my nutrition degree right now (i'm in college right now).
Reply to this if u need any more info or help, I will check back often; glad to help any way I can. :) :) :)
Hello. I have read so many posts about this kind of rash since I started getting it this summer. Out of the blue. It has to be food related. this is my story. I'm hoping to pinpoint what it is and I will let you know. I’m female, 64 years old. The only allergy I’ve ever had is to penicillin. No food allergies. This started 8 weeks ago. If I start to heat up - either from sun, inside doing vacuuming, watching a tense movie, so heart rate starts to climb - my arms and legs become covered with a red splotchy rash and it stings and itches really bad. It is not a raised rash. It is not blisters or little bumps like prickly heat. It doesn’t look like blisters or welts. Just looks like someone took a red magic marker and marked on me under my skin in a swirly pattern. As far as sweating, my head/hair, face and neck sweats, but no sweat on my body - arms, legs stomach, back. It's like the sweat is trapped under the skin. And, if I get hot, even though I have no sweat on my lower body, my neck, face and scalp sweat really bad. My hair gets wet from the sweat. For the past few weeks, almost every night my eyes start watering, my eyes itch, my nose itches, my ears itch both inside and on the outside, and my face itches. It has gotten so bad that it is interfering with my sleep. During this time when my head and face are itching, I’m not having the bad red rash on my arms and legs and they don’t itch or sting. I am having hair loss and my normally oily hair feels dry and brittle- kind of like dried straw, and my tongue feels like it has been burnt on hot coffee all the time. Rough, red bumps, sore to touch and is almost white every morning - covered with a pasty looking stuff - goes away somewhat after I brush. And, my mouth seems very dry, like I’m not making enough saliva to swallow easily sometimes. This all started the second Saturday in June - I was sitting outside at a restaurant, then I had a repeat on July 3 - I was steam cleaning my carpets inside my air conditioned house, so I don’t think it is sun related. Both times, after I cooled down, the stinging stopped and my skin went back to normal. It is becoming much frequent and for the last 2-3 weeks, I can see the spots all over my arms and legs all the time, although they get much redder when my body heats up and then the stinging/itching starts. My skin and scalp and hair are normally oily, but now my skin is VERY dry and feels like a dry paste. I went to my doctor and he really had no idea, except to say it is probably prickly heat rash. But, I don’t get blisters and it doesn’t take hours to go away like prickly heat. I have had friends who have this and my rash does not look or behave like theirs. The doctors are running more blood tests, and I’m sure they won’t know what it is, but will give me antibiotics, steroids and creams. I think I have either have a really bad Candida yeast overrun or have an overabundance of histamine. I am starting back on coconut oil. If it is yeast that should help. I’m really miserable and am basically a captive in my house. I can’t exercise. I can’t walk my dogs. I can’t go out in the sun. I can’t go to night time concerts without being miserable. And, trying to have sex is miserable. So far, as soon as it starts, I’ve been able to put cool water or an ice pack on my arms and legs and get cooled off and it settles down and stops burning and itching. I don’t really know what might happen if I was somewhere that I couldn’t get cooled down. The rash might go on to blister and might get even more painful. I definitely think my sweat glands on my arms and legs are blocked and possibly are probably infected. I’m sitting at work right now, cool as I can be, and my arms and legs have red splotches on them. No pain or itching, but over the past couple of weeks, the redness isn’t going away. It just gets much redder and stings once it starts. I’ve done a lot of research, but haven’t found anything that sounds like this. Checked Lyme disease and Lupus, but doesn’t sound like those. Got the results of my blood tests and all of my blood counts look pretty normal, as far as kidney and liver output and red and white cells, mast cells etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. Plus my skin on my arms and legs just looks weird. Lots of weird looking little lines running everywhere - like I have no moisture in the skin and I’m Extremely dehydrated. My hair is so dry and brittle and it is coming out and breaking off really bad. It feels like straw and hot oil treatments are doing nothing. When all this begin in June, I started making a list of anything new I was using. There was nothing I could think of. No new makeup, shampoo, laundry detergent. No new clothing. I did start taking Biotin in May, but stopped it once I had the first flare up. There were only a couple of new things I had been eating or drinking. One thing I have read in my research is that too much MSG can cause you to have too much histamine in your body. I really try to not eat things with MSG, but I also found out that now there are several alternative MSGs that companies are using, so you won’t see “MSG or Monosodium glutamate” in the ingredients. These new products are: Sodium Metabisulfite - also shown as disodium, sodium bisulfite , sodium sulfite. I’ve gone over everything I’ve been eating or drinking over the past few months. I’ve probably had 2 or 3 glasses of white wine total. I don’t drink cokes or sodas. Pretty much it’s coffee, regular tea, lemonade, tomato juice and water. I did start drinking Starbuck’s Very Berry refreshers in May. I was drinking 2 or 3 a week, Venti size. This has green coffee bean extract, which can affect histamines from what I've read. I stopped drinking them 3 weeks ago, but no improvement yet. I also started trying to drink more water this summer. I don’t like plain water, so I was putting a couple of big squirts of liquid ReaLemon in each glass for flavor - drinking 5-8 glasses a day. I checked on the ReaLemon ingredients and it has Sodium Metabisulfite ( a new MSG alternative). So, I was getting quite a bit of MSG. I stopped drinking it in my water last week. No improvement yet. At this point, if I do have a histamine overload, I’m not sure how long it will take to get back to normal. I’ve tried Benedril, but it puts me to sleep and I cannot work I’m so drowsy. Even thought my skin is still red, I haven’t experienced the bad burning and stinging in several days, but I also have not gotten over heated, but it could be one of these items. But, my scalp, ears, eyes, nose are still itching really bad every evening and I’m waking up a couple times a night with the itching. We are pretty clean, so I don’t think it is dust mites. Husband is not having any issues. I did start using a Febreeze plug in this spring, so stopped those, too. I had a real bad night last night. Severe itching on head and face, woke up several time during the night itching. So, this morning, made a list of everything I ate yesterday and started looking up ingredients. Found 2 items that have Thiamine Mononitrate in them. One is Lance low-fat brand cheese and peanut butter crackers. I’ve been eating these all summer. Sometimes 2 packs a day. I’m beginning to think this is the culprit.
I was diagnosed as hypoglycemic and my head itches so bad. When I used to go to the bathroom, itching and burning occured. When I exercised, things got worse. I am taking magnesium and b6 with a multivitamin c-with b vitamins, copper, chromium-this has cleared up the acid/sugar in my urine which was causing the burning. I found tea-tree oil scap treatment for the itching at my scalp. This product is normally for african-americans yet it works and no itching yet, and it smells good. It is just slightly greasy, so don't put too much or it will be running in your eyes. Thesemulti-vitamins do contain pro-biotics which can heal yeast in the body also...Jolie1447
I too have the exact same problem, I can't talk to people for more than a minute, It's increasing day by day, it's really unbearable when I'm even a bit nervous or depressed, if I try explaining this to someone it starts itching and I cannot control it, the only thing that helped me is take a cold shower, it kept me cool for 2/3 hours
I suffered with it for about 20 years.
Here is how to get rid of it.
1.Start a regular workout routine where you get a full body sweat at least 3 times per week basically every other day. every day if you have the time and energy. This is a serious sweat mind you, head to toe not just anrm pits.
2.You will itch like crazy during your first few workouts so have some lamisil available to rub on every spot that itches immediately. Do not stop work out for this just grab the tube and rub it on and keep going.
3. Begin drinking water regularly so it will be easy for you to sweat during your workouts.
4. Do an internal cleanse you probably have a lot of canidia bacteria in your intestines. Start eating more leafy food and other veggies.
5. I did this for two years straight not a single day after the first couple of months did I itch again. Lost about 90 pounds and it was gone.
6. This year I stopped the workout because I was overwhelmed with college classes and work, begin eating alot of carbs and sweet begin to gain weight and the itch came back immediately.
i have the same problem and while i was at the doctors for a diffrent thing i ask about it and they gave me some tablets she said i was allergic to my own sweat the tablets was very helpful u take 1 a day and i did not itch all day even when i was really hot and sweating you should go to your doctors and ask them how they can help i think they was antibiotics they help you when you allergic to some thing but it does not get rid of it
I use to have this problem when it was hot or when I exercised. The doctor said it was an allergic reaction to some soap or lotion I was using (it could even have been my shampoo, since when I wash my hair in the shower, it gets all over me). When I sweated, my pores would open up and let the soap or lotion in and I would start itching. I switched to all hypoallergenic products and it hasn't happened since. You may also try an anti-histamine when it does happen. That seemed to help me, too.
I have the exact same problem. My doctor thought it was an allergy but I convinced her it wasn't. I never had any visible symptoms, just itching that was unexplainable. Up until I got terrible outbreaks two days ago, I just thought it was a nervous reaction. I started seeing tiny hives, and now I'm convinced it's CU (cholinergic urticaria). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_u
Take a look at that.
There's also a large thread in the allergy section I believe. Trust me, I have the EXACT same problem, it's unbearable, it's more concentrated on my torso and back, but recently since it's gotten hotter it's been all over my legs, knees, thighs, feet, arms, hands even fingers! It's terrible and I've got no clue what stops it, I just know for sure cold water applied to the area brings it down almost immediately, and a cold shower is instant relief. I'm going to see a neurologist on Thursday and hopefully I'll get a straight answer. If not I'll try an allergist and dermatologist and I'll post any remedies here. I know how painful it is, it's been happening for the past 5-6 months now.
Well my problem first happened wen i was 13 and the doctor just said i would grow out of it and now im almost 18 and i still have the problem and now my doctor said i have a alergic reaction to my veins expanding so i take like clairton or zyrtec. he said theres no way to solve the problem just all have to keep taking meds the rest of my life. they help alot but if i work real hard i still itch just as bad but my rash dose not appear most of the time normally i only get red. so i would talk to my doctor and see if its a alerigic reaction
Yep... I got the same exact problem. I'v been having it since I was 11 and I'm 14 now and I still have it. I'll do anything to get rid of it and I bet anybody else would to. ITS UNBEARIBLE!! But I'ts kinda nice to find out somebody else has this same problem (good way). I actually wish nobody had it but oh well. If anybody has a cure that works please tell me....
I have this too, the itching gets so bad that I feel like I have to go outside and roll in the snow for it to stop... Causes a real problem when I'm at a party, or just sat in the living room with my friends with a cuppa and get too hot... I was also in a heated argument and had to walk away, not because of the situation but just because I didn't want to show that I was going to tear my skin off... So it causes a BIG problem.
I went to my doctors and they said to use this cream, which didn't work at all... I think smearing anything on you that's cold willl do the trick (stupid woman) So I don't know what to do next.
I'm going to go to the doctors soon but I have exams all this week (Stress = Itching) and then I'm at work all weekend (Physical work = itching) and then I'm going on holiday on the monday for a week (Hot weather = death) So I'm really not looking forward to what this couple of weeks will bring... hopefully I'll just get used to it... but I highly doubt it!
Any suggestions that anyone have found for a sort of easy and quick fix?
It's nice to know that other people suffer with this too, in a kind of masochistic way... I started itching around my torso while playing football (soccer) when i was about 16. It was unbearable and i thought i was gonna go mental. It's been happening throughout my life ever since (i'm 30 now). I've had long periods where it's not affected me but about 4 weeks ago it came back and it's depressing me severely. I can't have a bath, exercise or even have sex for fear I will start itching. I've been to the doctors about it many times but they don't seem to understand the severity of it. Help?
I have been suffering from this same problem since i came to North America 4yrs ago, Canada to be specific and i think its more of a regional problem not universal. Twice i travelled back to West Africa for about one month on both occasions i had no symptoms and i was perfectly fine. I dont know how to address this itchy problem but i think a research into environmental differences between tropical africa and north american climate will help in determining the cause, hence leading to a solution or treatment. I will appreciate any feedback if any of you still had the problem when outside North America or while you where in any tropical area.
I live in England (see my post above yours) and about 7 years ago, while I was being affected severely by this itching, I took a holiday in France where it was VERY HOT! I was amazed to find that I didn''t itch at all in the 10 days I was there. So you could have a point with your geographical theory. I am currently at my wits end as this latest outbreak seems to be getting worse and worse. I''ve convinced myself that it''s linked to my emotions in some way, I am quite depressed and suffer with anxiety and it seems to come on when I''m not in a very good frame of mind...
I wish someone would tell me where I can find a cure coz i''m going f**king nuts.
I''ve been researching this for weeks now and it''s very much looking like it could be caused by an overgrowth of the Candida albicans yeast in the gut. That would explain only itching when the skins temperature becomes raised, basically it''s a form of thrush. It seems that the only way to cure this problem is through diet, totally cutting out ALL sugars (even naturally occuring sugars in fruit), carbohydrates, caffeine and other foodstuffs as these actually FEED the yeast infection and exacerbate the problem. These foods can be slowly reintroduced when the yeast has been killed off. I am starting this diet today, so I''ll let you all know how it goes. Also I am going to my doctor today as there are medications to help, but it really look as though diet is the main contributing factor to this itching. I really hope this helps someone.
i have the same exact problem. whenever i get hot it itches all down my back and head then all over my body, but one thing i think it is is that i got chicken pox when i was 18 (im 20 now) and most of the itches are where most the chicken pox were, which were on the top of my head and back. idk if this is related to what any of you or the author has but the symptoms are the same. any help?
alright this is a update from my recent post. i did some research and i got this:
Anything that causes a shift in the immune system from a balance between Th1 type white blood cells (NK cells, which eliminate cancer cells, viruses, yeasts, and intercellular bacteria) and Th2 type white blood cells (which eliminate bacteria, parasites, toxins and react to allergens) will open up the door for candida. Things such as toxins, some viral infections like mono, Roseola (HHV6 virus), "CHICKEN POX" and Type A Influenza, or most vaccines can cause the shift--- from that being said, im pretty sure i have candida overgrowth from chicken pox.