Find a Cure

My first run, though fast, was not without a problem. Now I remember why I hate running. I know "hate" is a harsh word, but it can't be described any other way. I apparently suffer from I. L. S. If you are not familiar with I. L. S., it stands for Itchy Leg Syndrome, and I am not the only victim.

I dare you to do a google search for itchy leg syndrome and see if you can help me find a legitimate cause or cure. I can't scratch my way to the finish line.


Annie said...


Symptoms:Itching, swelling or hives on the legs, arms, torso or neck during or after exercise. May progress to an anaphylactic reaction -passing out or closing off your airway.

Exercise Allergy #1: Cholinergic urticaria (itching)

It is the rise in body temperature that produces the itching, swelling, and small hives that some people experience. People who have this may also experience the same reaction in hot tubs, saunas, and see that they are more likely to get it on hot days. This rarely leads to anaphylaxis - the life-threatening drop in blood pressure that can be fatal in major allergic reactions.


2. Avoid exercising on warm or humid days
3. Reduce the intensity of your work-out
4. Stop exercising at the first sign of flushing, itchy skin or hives.