I have pins and needles before I sweat and it’s annoying.

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So I'm a pretty active person. I usually work out a couple times a week and I play for my HS football team. so for the past few years whenever I don't sweat for a prolonged time i am about to sweat I get insanely itchy pins and needles all over my body. once I sweat it goes away but its like a ten minute process. to reiterate, this only happens when i haven't sweat for a few days. Also i have mildly dry skin. is there anything i can do to fix it?

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    HI,

    I have been researching for 15 years about my own skin sensation problems.

    I think you will find that people suffering with Cholinergic Urticaria complain about your symptoms. There are forums and websites covering it.

    Their inability to sweat generates the sensations and then Urticaria, which is a rash on the skin.

    The Cholinergic relates to the Choline neurotransmitter that your body uses to signal your sweatglands to work. The Choline neurotransmitter is used by the nervous system to operate lots of different nerves throughout the body.

    I suspect it is a dysfunction in your nervous system which can not be corrected. You may be able to minimise it through some actions. Do not exercise? Some people exercise until they do sweat to stop the sensation.

    I do not think it is a sign of anything seriously wrong, but obviously it is very unpleasant.

    I am not a doctor. Go see a doctor or dermatologist if you want reassurance.

    I and my dermatologist think my own dysfunction is in the nervous system, but medicine is unable to test these systems at the present time to prove it.

    I hope this is of help.

    Keith

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