#1
Ok, firstly, I know the Pit is not my personal doctor. I know I should go and talk to a doctor and sorry I am making this, however I am hoping somebody knows what I may be talking about. I fully expect replies of "aidz" and stuff, but hopefully I might get a serious one.


I seem to have this weird problem. It usually happens when I am in the shower (not every time I shower, but a few times a week) but it also happened today when I was kicking the footy with my Dad, so I am guessing it might have something to do with hot water or sweat or general heat.

Basically I will be in the shower washing my hair or whatever, and suddenly my arms, back and chest kinda start itching, but its not a normal itch. Its a painful itch that sort of feels like under my skin is on fire or something like that. It is really uncomfortable and painful. I get out of the shower and dry myself and pretty soon it goes away. I am not sure what it is, but it really annoys me.


Does anybody have any idea what it could be?


Thanks.
#4
Could be a heat rash? Your back and shoulders are going to be receiving most of the hot water in the shower and the sunshine on a hot day. But then, I've no idea what heat rash feels like.
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#5
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Could it be your body wash, perhaps?



I highly doubt it.

Plenty of times it has happened when I haven't used body wash, other times I have used body wash and it hasn't occurred.
#8
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Are there any other common factors othere than moister/heat when the itching happens?



Not that I can think of.


It also happens a bit (although not as badly) when I am wearing a jacket and feeling too hot.
#9
it does seem heat related. i dunno maybe a misxture of heat and sweat and the addition of hot water maybe is what causes the painful itching.

thats all i can think of, best to get it proply checked so you dont worry much.
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Not that I can think of.


It also happens a bit (although not as badly) when I am wearing a jacket and feeling too hot.

It almost seems like you could be alergic to some material in your clothing? Does this only happen when you wear a certain shirt/s?
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#14
I has something similar and my vision would go, if i turned the shower down to cold i was okay again.
#15
Have you handled insulation lately? Cause i know that stuff gets in your skin once you have hot water cause it opens up the pours in your skin....you have to have a cold shower to get rid of it i think...I dunno just see a professional
#16
are you on any medication? , i once had a burning annoying itch on my back because of that
#17
I get something like this sometimes, like a really bad itch near my left shoulder and back but i've never found it to be painful or to be triggered by heat, it just comes for about a minute, makes my back feel really weird and then goes, yours anything like that?.
#19
i've got the same kind of problem... mine's a heat rash. there's nothing they do about mine because it's very generic. go see a doctor they might prescribe you something to stop it. AND DON'T SCRATCH!! it makes it worse and causes lots of bumps.
#20
It sounds almost exactly the same to what happens to me. If i do anything and get too hot or sometimes if i blush or get embarrassed etc it happens, I get all hot and very itchy for a while, which is irritating if it's like -5C and i'm too hot from this thing

But yer with mine it's a liver thing called Gilberts Syndrome, which is completely harmless just quite irritating really
#21
It might be a heat rash, like people are saying. That, or I would guess it might be an llergic reaction to your soap. Like people have been saying, don't scratch it or it'll get much worse.
#22
Really?

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#23
heat rash, or it could be hair growth, or in winter, changing temperature, or something in that tassie water, come up to new south wales lol
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#24
Could also be dry skin, which is irritated by heat. I have that problem sometimes when I get out of the shower. Use a lotion of some sort.
#25
Maybe its cause your from tasmania, and nearly every tasmanian is inbred
#26
Dude, I used to get the same thing. I know exactly what you're talking about. It kinda stopped after a while, so hopefully it will for you. It happened when it was too hot or humid in the air, so I suggest opening a window. It also happened when I was thinking about some girl I liked who turned me down, which I think was the main trigger of it. Once I got over her, I think it just disappeared.

Good luck, it's a horrible feeling, I know. It's like a combination of pain and itch, it's terrible.
#27
I get that too, especially if I'm exercising in a stuffy or humid room. I think it happens to everyone sometimes.

Don't worry about it.
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#28
I used to have something like this, when I put on a t-shirt and go out i'd get an itchy prickly feeling on my body that felt like i'd just rolled in a cactus field. Turned out it was the washing powder that I was having a reaction to, I changed powder and it hasn't happened since.
#30
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heat/sweat rash?





Did you really have to bring my thread back from like 1 month ago just to say what everybody else did pretty much.

Oh well, thanks for the thought.
#31
that happens to me sometimes when i get pretty hot.
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#33
ive had what you're on about , it happened in summer alot, its like a crazy itch if a normal itch were a slap on the wrist this would be a kick in the balls
it just stopped one day for me but after about 3 weeks
#34
This happens to me too, but it usually goes away after like ten minutes. It's like an intense itch, but in lots of random places on my body...

I have no idea how it starts... it seems to be triggered by heat, though.
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