Monday, May 24, 2010

I Think I Figured It Out

I itch a lot... pretty much anywhere and everywhere on my body. It's usually nothing, but sometimes it gets totally crazy. Especially late in the day.

After I realized that I always itch more if I go swimming in salt water and don't rinse off immediately after, I figured it out:

I'm mildly allergic to sweat... or, more specifically, the salt in sweat. Towards the end of a day of normal perspiration, it can get really bad. I've had it for most of my life: When I was in the Navy and working in 100ยบ rooms, soaked to the skin, was when it first started.

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