An itch, also known as urticus, is a common sensation that results from skin cells’ irritation or nerve cells associated with the skin. The bulk of itches are not harmful, and they will often have no apparent reason. Although it is annoying, it is rarely serious, and it will usually be resolved shortly after you’ve been working out. In some cases, an itch can become so invasive that it hinders your ability to exercise. At other times, a sudden acute itch may be the first sign of a potentially lethal disease called exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA).
Why Does My Fat Itch When I Exercise
If there is any mildew or mold growth on your neglected workout clothes, it’s likely that the itch is related to an exercise-induced histamine response. Histamine is a chemical in the body that is most commonly associated with allergic reactions, itching, and inflammation.