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Old January 3rd 05, 09:59 AM
Clint
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I'm not sure if anybody else gets this problem after skiing but I find that
my lower parts of my shins itch after skiing. It doesn't itch right away
but does so anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours later. I'm not sure if this
is an allergic reaction to ski socks, long underwear, something in my boots
or what. Has anyone else either experienced this problem and/or know of the
cause?

Clint

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Old January 3rd 05, 03:26 PM
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On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 05:59:12 -0500, "Clint"
wrote:

I'm not sure if anybody else gets this problem after skiing but I find that
my lower parts of my shins itch after skiing. It doesn't itch right away
but does so anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours later. I'm not sure if this
is an allergic reaction to ski socks, long underwear, something in my boots
or what. Has anyone else either experienced this problem and/or know of the
cause?

Clint

Free Spirit Gallery
http://www.FreeSpiritGallery.ca
Exquisite Eskimo Inuit Art & Northwest Indian Art

Yes, I got it from socks that had wool in them. I switched
socks and the problem disappeared.




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Old January 3rd 05, 03:36 PM
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Clint wrote:
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I'm not sure if anybody else gets this problem after skiing but I find that
my lower parts of my shins itch after skiing. It doesn't itch right away
but does so anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours later. I'm not sure if this
is an allergic reaction to ski socks, long underwear, something in my boots
or what. Has anyone else either experienced this problem and/or know of the
cause?


Yeah, I usually start to itch about a day after skiing. The itching
gets worse and worse with every passing day that I don't ski. As of
right now, it's been seven days since I skied last, and it feels like an
army of locusts has laid eggs under my skin and there are a million
larvae crawling around. But I'm sure most people here know the feeling.

Seriously, though, what you're experiencing is probably just dry skin
that has been abraded where your shins contact your boot. If you're
pressuring the tongues of your boots properly, you've probably noticed
that all the hair has been worn away there as well. That's normal.

Try using some hand lotion on the area, and be glad that you still have
your toenails.

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Old January 3rd 05, 04:00 PM
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Clint wrote:
I'm not sure if anybody else gets this problem after skiing but I find that
my lower parts of my shins itch after skiing. It doesn't itch right away
but does so anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours later. I'm not sure if this
is an allergic reaction to ski socks, long underwear, something in my boots
or what. Has anyone else either experienced this problem and/or know of the
cause?


Caused by hairs being pulled out by friction with tight socks and boots.
Doesn't hurt immediately, but itches after awhile. The solution is to
ski much much more, until all the hair below the boot line on your leg
is permanently gone; the itching will stop.
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Old January 3rd 05, 09:45 PM
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lal_truckee wrote:
Clint wrote:

I'm not sure if anybody else gets this problem after skiing but I find
that my lower parts of my shins itch after skiing. It doesn't itch
right away but does so anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours later. I'm
not sure if this is an allergic reaction to ski socks, long underwear,
something in my boots or what. Has anyone else either experienced
this problem and/or know of the cause?



Caused by hairs being pulled out by friction with tight socks and boots.
Doesn't hurt immediately, but itches after awhile. The solution is to
ski much much more, until all the hair below the boot line on your leg
is permanently gone; the itching will stop.


I agree with this poast.
VtSkier
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Old January 4th 05, 02:19 AM
Clint
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"lal_truckee" wrote in message
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Caused by hairs being pulled out by friction with tight socks and boots.
Doesn't hurt immediately, but itches after awhile. The solution is to ski
much much more, until all the hair below the boot line on your leg is
permanently gone; the itching will stop.


Thanks everyone for your input. I'm thinking that it's not an allergic
reaction since there's such a delay in the symptoms. I'll have to really
use more lotion or something - or even shave off the hair below the bootline
for the winter. After 2 days, the front shins are no longer that itchy but
the itch has moved to the sides above my ankles.

Clint

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Old January 7th 05, 10:11 PM
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In message , Clint
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"lal_truckee" wrote in message
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Caused by hairs being pulled out by friction with tight socks and boots.
Doesn't hurt immediately, but itches after awhile. The solution is to ski
much much more, until all the hair below the boot line on your leg is
permanently gone; the itching will stop.


Thanks everyone for your input. I'm thinking that it's not an allergic
reaction since there's such a delay in the symptoms. I'll have to really
use more lotion or something - or even shave off the hair below the bootline
for the winter. After 2 days, the front shins are no longer that itchy but
the itch has moved to the sides above my ankles.


If you shave you could get ingrowing hairs!

Better use one of the many fascinating preparations available from the
cosmetic section of large pharmacies, or if you're too embarrassed, from
websites that supply racing cyclists.

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Old January 7th 05, 11:05 PM
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Sue White wrote:
Clint writes:
"lal_truckee" wrote:


Caused by hairs being pulled out by friction with tight socks and boots.
Doesn't hurt immediately, but itches after awhile. The solution is to ski
much much more, until all the hair below the boot line on your leg is
permanently gone; the itching will stop.


Thanks everyone for your input. I'm thinking that it's not an allergic
reaction since there's such a delay in the symptoms. I'll have to really
use more lotion or something - or even shave off the hair below the bootline
for the winter. After 2 days, the front shins are no longer that itchy but
the itch has moved to the sides above my ankles.


If you shave you could get ingrowing hairs!


Does it take more than 50 years? So far, so good.

Better use one of the many fascinating preparations available from the
cosmetic section of large pharmacies, or if you're too embarrassed, from
websites that supply racing cyclists.


You mean you can order racing cyclists from a website? Are there
different models? I wouldn't mind a Terry, of course, but something a
little bigger might be more useful for carrying things.

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Old January 8th 05, 07:32 PM
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In message , The Real Bev
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Sue White wrote:


websites that supply racing cyclists.


You mean you can order racing cyclists from a website? Are there
different models? I wouldn't mind a Terry, of course, but something a
little bigger might be more useful for carrying things.


Carrying things? No, all they do is race.

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Old January 23rd 05, 12:36 AM
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Clint wrote:

I'm not sure if anybody else gets this problem after skiing but I find that
my lower parts of my shins itch after skiing. It doesn't itch right away
but does so anywhere from about 6 to 24 hours later. I'm not sure if this
is an allergic reaction to ski socks, long underwear, something in my boots
or what. Has anyone else either experienced this problem and/or know of the
cause?


Itchin Shin, eh?

I'll bet that's really annoying.

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