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Sweating and Acne like allergy reaction

ELNINO2010-07-04 16:09:27 +0000 #1

I am sweating a lot during my Yoga practice, sometimes more than usual, it is pouring rain during the second half of the practice and i feel my sweat being acid as it burns my eyes when it gets into it

I have had a problem with little pimples on the back and arms since I started to practice really regularly and it's always been there since then.

Now I have started an Ashtanga practice since Januray, and we are in the middle of the hot season here (Thailand)... for a couple of weeks now I have a bad allergy reaction in the neck at the edge of the ears line to the middle of the neck / throat, it looks like big red acne pimples, and i try to put talc powder, anti allergy creams but it stays and it looks really horrible... and it gets itchy at some time

Have any of this forum board member had a similar experience or could share advices?

Thank you

Bridgette2010-07-04 16:13:07 +0000 #2
I'v been having this exact reaction for a while now. I'm certain it's just the toxins being removed from my body. Nothing to worry about. It is very annoying, I know. The best thing I'v found for it is Dr. Bronners Tea Tree Hemp liquid soap. At least for the body acne it has helped alot. Tea tree has a powerful astringent quality. someone told me this happens alot around this season.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 16:47:27 +0000 #3
MBelleK2010-07-04 16:23:32 +0000 #4
I'm wondering if its possible that you're not hydrating enough (during yoga and otherwise)?? It'd stand to reason (in my limited understanding) that if you're drinking a lot of sports drink or sodas that are high in sodium, your sweat might be excessively salty?? If alcohol can come out in sweat, why not salts?
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 17:16:32 +0000 #5
1. change your diet to one that is primarily alkaline.

2. wear cotton

3. shower immediately following practice

4. use a brush on your skin when showering
ELNINO2010-07-04 17:37:03 +0000 #6
Thank you IA, i'll follow these advices and let you know,

although I already shower and wear mostly cotton, but i'll definitely take a look at alkaline acid food-like in my diet,

Yes Brigette, it is really annoying, sometimes even painful, the irritation of the skin makes it really hard to cope with the heat!

I've used talk powder when i'm at home, it soothes a lot




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