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what causes skin to be sensitive to touch

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Sensitive skin: The skin often gets more sensitive when it is too dry. Consider avoiding soap that has antiperspirants in them. Try dove or cetaphil. Try using a mois ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Sensitive skin: There is no specific answer for this. If you have sensitivity that affects your daily activity, that is cause for evaluation although the results may ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sensitive nerves: The sensory nerves on our skin can, at times, become overactive. This can cause sudden sensitivity to touch, numbness, tingling, cold/warm sensation ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Several Things: Get a thorough evaluation from a neurologist. This could be anything from a vitamin deficiency to an atypical type of migraine.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
ALLODYNIA: The sensitivity you have is called allodynia and is a consequence of migraine in many sufferers. So, your bad headaches may indeed be migraines. Dou ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid and skin: This is not a common complaint of a thyroid disorder. If you were hyperthyroid (eg. Graves), you could be "hyper" all over, and I can imagine that co ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Pinched nerves can cause so much actual and referred pain. So, if you've had the pain for more than a week or few days, call your PCP, and have it exa ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See doctor: Possibilities include fibromyalgia, small fibre neuropathies, complex regional pain syndrome, and several others. Need to uncover cause prior to cont ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Always a cause: Might be fibromyalgia, but if pre-dominant over hands and feet, could instead be a peripheral neuropathy. Doubt reflex sympathetic dystrophy if wides ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Sensitive skin: I do not believe that is a common symptom. It doesn't necessarily sound worrisome, though. If you are worried still, see your obstetrician.
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