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Old 12-28-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Does this happen to anyone else? It happens to me, since high school, 60 years ago.

When the air is very dry, and I do something that warms me up, I feel a mild prickly itchy feeling over my upper body. For example, today it was in the 60s and sunny, but the humidity only 28%, and I walked home from the grocery store and started to get prickly. Or on a cold winter day, if I go into a heated building while wearing outdoor coat, and I get too warm.

It goes away spontaneously after a few minutes, and is never visible on my skin. It seems to be a momentary reaction to my body being warmed in a very dry and coolish environment. It never occurs when there is high humidity.

I've never heard a name for it, nor anyone else ever describe it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Sweat evaporates very quickly when the humidity is low, which explains why , when you get 'prickly" (sweat) it's goes away quickly.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Sweat evaporates very quickly when the humidity is low, which explains why , when you get 'prickly" (sweat) it's goes away quickly.
Then why doesn't sweat feel "prickly" when it does not go away?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I can't even tell you why sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't, regardless of the temperature or humidity
That's not something I've ever pondered but often a google search will turn up an answerto those types of questions.
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