Going from Very Cold to Warm, My Butt's and Ankles' Skin Gets Nastily Itchy
February 15, 2005 4:15 PM Subscribe
If I go outside in very cold temperatures, then enter a warm environment, the skin on my buttocks and ankles often becomes intolerably itchy. My sister has a similar problem with the skin on her thighs. What might this be?
posted by stray to health & fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The skin isn't particularly dry, nor do I have any skin conditions that I know of. It's even worse if my pants become a little damp, but that's not necessary. My sister says her skin has been so itchy that it has brought tears to her eyes. Could this be a cold allergy? Is there something that can be done about it?
I should add that it only really happens if I've been walking in the cold for a while...say, at least 10-20 minutes.