I first noticed this sudden burst of itching on my upper body when I was 19 (lasted less than a min. or a few seconds). This happened 3-4 times that year only in winter and only in early morning while leaving the apartment. I first associated it with drinking milk, but now on hindsight I also remember I did wear a 4-season jacket (pretty warm) every time as it was early morning.
Recently, I had the same sudden burst of itchy feeling while taking bath (mild-moderate hot water) 3-4 consecutive days. It went away as soon as I wrapped a towel around me. Today I had the same burst of itchiness when I entered my house at 12 a.m. (cold outside, warm inside). It went away in a min. as soon as I removed my jacket.
I did look around the website, read, watched a few videos and I’d like to clarify a few things.
1)I’ve had no issues while exercising, laughing, being stressed (I am very rarely stressed), or having anxiety…or hasn’t affected anything in my life as such.
2)Absolutely no issues with exhaustion/sun-stroke… I can cycle around on a hot summers day for more than 100km, or trek in the mountains more than 50-70km and I live in India, temperatures here in summer can go up to 40-44C (104-111F) and I’ve never had any issues even remotely after trekking for hour after hour after hour without breaks or shadows. I’ve played volleyball, basketball, football, cricket for long hours in hot sun… and no issues.
3)Sweat… I particularly sweat much less than my friends, by the time my friends’ shirts are soaking wet, and they have sweat literally dripping from their head, I only have wet shirt on the back where the back-pack is in contact and mildly wet hair, but I’ve never really thought about it, I just thought that i was not as tired as they were(which I wasn’t, and still could be the case)
4)Diet, I’ve had a pretty healthy diet throughout my life (home-cooked food, most vegetables, lots of fruits and the usual etc.) and I eat a lot of spicy food(I’m Indian) didn’t cause a problem… but I’ve had this burst of itchiness twice while eating outside (it was spicy, not very, wasn’t eating for the first time). I have no visible excess fat anywhere in my body, maybe I’ve put on a little amount in the last year, but not much.
5)I never got any hives on my legs or arms…. but I have approx. 10-15 (2-4mm) hives on my back, which kind of stay permanent… or they disappear after a few days and new ones keep appearing.. but nothing as dramatic as I saw on the net.
6)I used to get red patches on my chest while taking bath with hot water(no itching, no pain, no discomfort) and went away 5 min after bath… and now thinking back, i did get these burst of itchiness once or twice when i suddenly entered out in the sun in the afternoon but only once or twice now (I enter out on a daily basis almost all day)
I only get this burst of itchiness all over the upper body (not the face) like pins pricking for less than a min and no hives or formations as such… I’m not sure what this mystery itching is? Is it CU? or more importantly, I was thinking if it would get worse especially if my “fitness” deteriorates? Should I be concerned about this?
I am sorry for the extremely long post, but I wanted to get my situation across, as I’m confused with the mystery itching, and any allergy doesn’t seem to fit, it seems to be related to heat and temperature only. Thanks for reading 😉
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