Rash? Really?

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by shmoogrrrl, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. shmoogrrrl

    shmoogrrrl Tigger Goddess

    May 18, 2000
    I am doing the Couch to 5K program and today I did W5D2, which is 8 minutes running, 5 minutes walking and 8 minutes running. I run on my treadmill, and I did nothing different tonight from any other run.

    Well, by the time I made it through the first 8 minutes, I had broken into this, for lack of a better word, rash. It was all over my hands, arms, stomach, chest and a small bit on my legs. I spent that 5 minute walk between runs trying to keep myself from scratching my skin off. I made it through the second 8 minutes (yay!) but by the time I was done with the cool down and stretching, I was miserable. Running cool water over it in the shower made it feel better and now, about two hours after I finished running, it is completely gone.

    So does anyone have any clue what in the world happened? The only thing that I can figure out is that it was a heat rash, but I wasn't any hotter than I normally am. My basement is pretty chilly and I had the fan running on the treadmill so I had a lot of cool.

  2. FireDancer

    FireDancer DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2008
    Has this ever happened before? If you were to play a sport to the point of sweating at the same rate you were while running do you have the same problem?

    The only thing I can even think of is that it was a reaction by your skin from the salt in your sweat but that would happen whenever you perspired, not only while running.
  3. NeverlandClub23

    NeverlandClub23 DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2005
    Were you wearing something new or different? I have allergic reactions when I sweat to different types of fabric (and especially if I switch laundry detergent).
  4. crewmatt

    crewmatt DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2010
    Yea I would look for an allergen in your clothing that got spread over your body while sweating if you've done other sports/activities where you've sweated before.

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