Why does walking outside make my legs itch?

It is the rise in body temperature that produces the itching, swelling, and small hives that some people experience. People who have this may also experience the same reaction in hot tubs or saunas.

Why do I start itching when I go outside?

Body heat and sweating that is generated from exposure to the sun, exercise, hot baths, spicy foods, emotion, or other sources can lead to cholinergic urticaria (hives). The skin becomes itchy or may have a burning sensation as your body heat rises and you sweat. Episodes usually last 30 to 60 minutes.

What do itchy legs indicate?

Itchy legs can be a sign of poor circulation or dry skin. Itching can also be a sign of nerve damage, or diabetic neuropathy. If a person with diabetes is concerned about itching, they should ask their healthcare providers to check for this condition.

How do I stop my legs from itching when I walk before a walk?

Try applying a dry-skin moisturizer to your legs before you start exercising. Use products that are free of perfumes or dyes, which can cause allergic itching in some people. If that doesn’t help, ask yourself the following questions: Am I using any new cleaning or hygiene products?