Weight Loss & Dieting Community
Skin itching after exercise?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to dieting, alcohol and dieting, balanced menus, weight loss, success stories, exercise, metabolism, healthy dieting, healthy snacks, holiday dieting tips, nutrition, and weight loss surgery. covered are discussions relating to specific diet plans like the South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers, Counting Calories, Fat Flush, Body for Life and other diets.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Skin itching after exercise?

I've recently started back on a regular exercise routine and notice that about half way through, I start itching.  My legs and abdomen start itching like crazy.  There aren't any marks or spots, just my skin is itching??

I've been thinking that it's due to the blood starting to flow back into my veins... I sit all day at work and don't have any other sort of exercise...i.e... that's why I'm getting back to a daily regimine.

Any ideas of why I get the itchies??

Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1344093_tn?1276777440
Could be sweat. I noticed on Saturday (my gym day) I had developed a heat rash on my chest where I usually sweat the most during a workout. Not really sure of a solution. I do know I usually wear a loose tank top when exercising but recently started to wear a fitness shirt with sleeves so that may be part of the problem. Loose clothing may help prevent it. I ignored the rash  (didn't scratch it) and it was gone after one day. I am going to the gym tonight and I am wearing my fitness shirt. If I get the rash again I am going to switch back to a tank top and see if that helps.
Blank
746512_tn?1388811180
I get very itchy on my arms, legs and sometimes belly.  It is a lot worse when I have put on any sort of cream, lotion or body wash within the last couple of days.  People can be allergic to their own sweat or it could just be an irritation from your clothes, cream or something.  

Try wearing hypoallergenic clothing or shorts to see if that helps or try wiping your legs down with a clean damp cloth to help the irritation.
Blank
1356580_tn?1294266917
The salt in your sweat may be drying out your skin and causing it to itch.

Sweat is a way of cleansing, in a sense.  When we don't sweat much, our sweat tends to be more putrid.  Since you're just starting, this may be the problem.  The good news is that you'll sweat out a lot of it after a few days of exercise.

Also, did you eat anything that had a lot of sodium in it before the workout?  If I have a lot of salt in my body, my sweat tends to irritate me more.  It used to make my skin itch and burn.  Now that I exercise more and, hence, sweat more, the problem has disappeared.

Just keep it up, even if you have to pause and scratch everything that itches. :)
Blank
1339244_tn?1279725538
Great suggestions!
Thanks so much for the ideas.

I'll take the salt into consideration the next time it happens?  Very interesting!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Weight Loss & Dieting Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
5747555_tn?1408731257
Blank
jlr173rdny
Round Rock, TX
7398518_tn?1395637211
Blank
maicap22
Davao City, Philippines
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Pharmacist1
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
tDaniellexx