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    For me, it just hits when I get hot. It could be that I'm exerting myself, the room gets hot, or even if I get nervous or stressed. So perhaps it would be more accurate to say that it comes whenever I start to sweat. I only have visuals signs, like redness, when it gets really bad. The worst episode I've had was during our company chili cook-off a few weeks ago. The room was packed, it was already hot in there, and then I went and ate something called Chernobyl Chili. *Facepalm* I had about 10 minutes of excruciating pain across my entire body, and it wasn't cold outside that day so I couldn't even escape the building for relief.

    I've also found that I can make it worse by losing control of my emotions when it happens. Sometimes I get so pissed off and frustrated because it hurts pretty bad, and that creates a downward spiral and makes it hurt worse. If I can take some deep breaths and try to stay calm through the worst of the pain, it usually doesn't get unbearable.

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    i live in the uk and get prickly heat every summer and used to just put up with it, dr said theres nothing that can help so i searched online and saw about aloe vera gel i swear to god it completly stops my hands from getting it now, just make sure to put it on and after the sun, i alsao read somewher that prickly heat can be an unerlying problem from manic depression, but i doubt that in your case

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    Quote Originally Posted by helspasco View Post
    i live in the uk and get prickly heat every summer and used to just put up with it, dr said theres nothing that can help so i searched online and saw about aloe vera gel i swear to god it completly stops my hands from getting it now, just make sure to put it on and after the sun, i alsao read somewher that prickly heat can be an unerlying problem from manic depression, but i doubt that in your case
    Thanks for the response. The aloe hasn't worked for me in the past, but I haven't tried it in 10+ years so I may have to try again.

    I actually have had 'some' success in the past year or so with this. I found out after a Vitamin D test that my level was at a 14. So I started working really hard to bring that up. In the beginning I couldn't take a ton of vitamin D or it would bring on the prickly heat feeling, I also couldn't eat pork as the fat in the pork is known to have high amounts of vitamin D and was causing the same reaction (a reaction that also brings on intense anxiety in me, no wonder I was getting so nervous). However, now I can take 10,000IUs and do okay (previously, I could only do about 6,000 IUs).

    I think I have also figured out that what I am calling "prickly heat" may in fact just be a hot flash. I'm 37, so I shouldn't be getting hot flashes I don't think, but I happened to read some a post where some women were talking about hot flashes and I was shocked at the similarities in the symptoms.

    After slowly titrating up the Vitamin D, I got my levels up to a 65 and did notice I could go out in the sun and stay out. I haven't been diligent about taking it though and I know my levels have backed down some.

    Just in the past month, we went to an island and I stayed out in the sun for several hours. Even with heavy doses of sunscreen, I still burned but never once got prickly heat unless I also overheated (this happened twice for a period of 10-20 seconds both times). Coming home I was pretty nervous I was going to have another episode before the sunburn subsided - one I couldn't control through temperature and would be torture, but it never came. My husband and I were definitely high-fiving for the success.

    I still feel frustrated that I burn so easily. Even with ample amounts of sunscreen, I got pretty burned and was miserable and nervous for the prickly heat the entire last half of my vacation.

    I recently had read another thread where someone hypothesized it had to do with a T4->T3 conversion which would make sense as I do seem to have thyroid problems. However, taking thyroid hasn't helped me much...instead I got intense sugar cravings and finally stopped taking thyroid meds.

    That's all I've gathered over the past year. Just wanted to update this thread.

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