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Skin is really warm to touch?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

My arms and forehead lately have felt warmer than usual. There's no rash or redness.

I'm pretty sure I don't have a fever.

I eat a lot of eggs (4-8 per day) and eat a lot of meat/veggies/fruit.

My apartment runs really cool, so I'm wondering if it's my body trying to warm itself up, or maybe I eat too much protein?

Any ideas why my skin feels warmer than usual?

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on August 03, 2012
at 02:39 PM

I think because you are alive your skin is warm. Zombies are cold.

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on July 30, 2012
at 09:49 PM

haha, join the "wearing bathrobe around the house" club! :)

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on July 28, 2012
at 11:55 PM

This is called thermogenesis, and it's awesome. If you eat enough protein and your body functions properly, instead of converting it to fat and storing it, you burn it off and generate tons of heat.

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on July 28, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Welcome to my life. My body burns off excess calories as body heat. I literally feel like I am 'burning up' to touch much of the time - my body temperature is always normal, though. It makes summer difficult, but I am now one of those annoying people who runs around in winter in 30 degrees with no jacket and complains about how all buildings are kept too hot. I've changed my life plans to aim towards moving to a place with weather that suits my metabolism (I'm in muggy PA, hope to head to the Pacific Northwest).

My boyfriend is the same way. We are both extremely thin and lean people who eat a high-calorie, high-protein diet and have a high level of lower-intensity cardio (we both work very active jobs and bike for transportation).

ETA: I've been paleo for 3 years in September. Pre-paleo I are a lot of crap, had a lot of hypothyroid symptoms and felt cold ALL the time, with freezing hands and feet. It's been a sea change.

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on July 28, 2012
at 09:29 PM

Remember, your body metabolizes calories from fat and protein very efficiently, and what does calories produce as a by-product? Caloric energy. I see this as a sign of a healthy metabolism.

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on July 28, 2012
at 11:07 PM

I've noticed that my face & feet have been running warm over the past few months, and I figured it was just the days getting hotter. Normally I wear a bathrobe everywhere around the house, but I'm been finding that even my light cotton one is simply too warm for me.

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on July 30, 2012
at 09:49 PM

haha, join the "wearing bathrobe around the house" club! :)

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