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Old 12-02-21, 07:40 PM  
bfit
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Skin problem related to exercise

I have had a strange itchy skin problem for about a year that is related to exercise. My back where my exercise bra is gets itchy where the straps are. It's especially itchy after I take the bra off and air gets on the skin. I do not see any rash or flaky skin or anything visible, but it itches for quite a while after I take the bra off. Taking a shower and using the back brush does not really help. It's definitely related to how long I keep the exercise bra on, and it's only my back that itches, nowhere else. I never had this before, and I've exercised for years. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 12-02-21, 08:02 PM  
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Join Date: Feb 2014
I have had this before - it was an allergy to the latex in the bra straps. I went looking for all-cotton bras but there were none. I tried different brands and found some without so much latex. It does matter how long you wear it and also how tight it is.
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Old 12-03-21, 09:35 AM  
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: West of Chicago in the Illinois Corn Belt
My son has this problem. His is that his whole body breaks out in a rash. This started happening in his mid-20's. He has always played sports and been active and he started noticing this rash after going to the gym or going for a run. He finally went to a dermatologist who prescribed this cream he has to put on before he exercises. I am sorry there is a name for this condition and the cream and I don't have it. But I remember the doctor saying he thinks it's related to hormones. It's been about 8 years and it doesn't happen as often as it used to so he only uses the cream when he feels the rash is coming on. But I remember him coming back from the gym and his whole back and torso was covered in a rash. He said his upper leg and groin area as well.
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