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Flames! Flames on the sides of my hands!
SSar's Beast
morbane
Argh. I went running in cold midwinter evening rain (10*C), and actually had a good time getting slightly lost in Mt Cook. However, when I came back into the house, I suddenly found I had heat rashes all over me. I think I'm doing something wrong...

Edit - this is apparently known as exercise-induced urticaria. (Thanks Reddit!) It has to do with the natural release of histamines into my system when I exercise, as these inflate my blood vessels in a helpful way - unfortunately, I then have a reaction to the histamines. Which causes an allergic-type rash. Blah.

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That was my first thought, but honestly, it's not that. It was mostly on my stomach and hands. My bare hands! Nothing rubbed, nothing was the least uncomfortable while I was running. I stopped, and my hands broke out in a rash.

That is definitely possible; but I get them on my toes, and my hands are behaving in a different manner. *Shrug* Anyway, using lots of hand moisturiser for the moment.

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