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A 33-year-old female asked:

For the past two weeks i have had this burning sensation on my neck and back. i feel it when i shower or bath, my back literally feels like it is on fire but theres no rash. same thing happens on my neck. what could be the cause of that?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Burning sensation in: If this symptom only occurs during a shower and you have no other skin symptoms other times or severe dryness of your skin, I suspect some release of certain chemicals in your nerves or skin on contact with hot water is the cause of this symptom. Some people develop severe itching after a hot shower. Try using not so hot water in the shower to determine if that's the cause.
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