Posted by: KK | 2009/02/10

Itchy body during workout

I have a problem if i take a break from gym when i go back and start working out any aerobic/spinning/running my whole body becomes itchy...very itchy is iritating but if i stop its ok. whats the problem?

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Dear KK
Urticaria is a condition where sweat or increased temperature triggers an allergic reaction in the skin. Other causes of exercise itching can include reactions between exercise and food allergies or certain medications. Antibiotics, some pain medications, and diuretics all have been known to cause itching during exercise for some people. Some people develop allergic reactions when exercising within 30 minutes of eating certain foods such as wheat and shellfish.
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Posted by: Mmmmmm | 2009/02/12

Just search. One other common cause:

For many who have just started running or cycling, the subject of " itchy legs"  may come up at some point. Though the term sounds strange, there are consistent reports of this malady, especially with those new to running for exercise or training. It is possible that some who are in cycling training might have the experience as well. There are two or three definite reasons for this. Fortunately the condition is relatively easy to remedy (even if a doctor' s assistance is called for).

Someone who as started running (or cycling training) after a long period of no activity may discover that the capillaries (small vessels that carry blood) will expand. The opposite is also true. Capillaries in the legs of an inactive person may grow smaller and in some cases actually collapse because not much blood flow is necessary for what has been called a sedentary style of life.

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