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Working out causes breaking out

Exercising seems to cause my chest to break out in red bumps, and they take days to go away. Does anyone else experience this? What is this? What can I do to clear up my skin? Thanks!

Thu. Feb 9, 5:54pm

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I have the same issues, working out and sweating causes overall skin instability, itching etc. Really would love to figure out what is going on.

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 6:05 PM

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water, water, water...

Drinking at least 64 oz. of water everyday has done wonders for the skin all over my body... Have you tried that?

Could it be your bra? Do you have a good workout bra that is made with some kind of breathable fabric?

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 6:05 PM

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well, I'm a guy, and I'm pretty certain my break outs have NOTHING to do with bras. LOL
I break out when I start exercising/dieting. My theory, whiched is PURELY made up and based on nothing but a hunch, is that working out causes one to sweat, and with in that sweat is "stuff", "toxins", the body is getting rid of.
maybe as we start to eat better, and exercise more, and drink more water, our bodies are purging, getting rid of some nasty junk, and the result is skin irritation, or break outs?
Just a thought. I'm not a Doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I'm just making a guess. LOL

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 6:44 PM

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I drink 64+ oz of water a day and I work out all the time. I tend to be breaking out more on my face and extremly odd places on my body. I think my body is having a reaction to all the sweating I do during a work-out. I also noticle that while I am working out my arms itch like crazy, and its not the fabric because I am wearing a tank top. :p

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 6:46 PM

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I'm the second poster and I generally do not wear bras- I'm a guy. The last time I wore one was in college, whole other story.

But yeah, water seems to help. I also lived in lower manhattan during 9/11 and my skin issues have popped up since then. I'm not sure if there is a connection because most of the heavy metals associated with the towers coming down would have left my body no later than a few months after. So it might be a total coincidence. But its really cut down on my working out because my skin is a mess for many days after.

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 6:58 PM

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