For around 5 years I have had episodes of this prickly heat or whatever it is. Whenever I am meant to sweat, instead I get this awful prickling sensation (if it’s emotional, it’s only temporary and goes very fast) and it is mainly around my back and lower ribs. It gets so unpleasant I start to worry I will die when it occurs. It’s very painful. Also, I develop small rashes around my body where the itchiness occurs. But these aren’t lumpy rashes, just skin that goes red. No other symptoms occur that are worrying aside from increased heart rate from how anxious the prickling makes me feel.
But, if I stay with it without stopping what I am doing, eventually it goes and I start to sweat normally. It always comes back the next day, however.
I have been reading up about this, but I can’t find much information regarding this aspect. What does this imply? I may see a dermatologist soon about this, but I am looking for more information.
I suspect my life style might have a part to play in this. Prior to the last part of last year (2013), I was more out and about, but then my life kinda slowed down and I spent more time in my bedroom using the computer. My house is also fairly dusty and this is when my prickly heat got worse. It wasn’t too bad in 2013.
Lastly, I do take very hot showers quite often. Like, boiling hot. Would this make the problem worse?
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