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Doctor insights on: Itchy Nerve Endings

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Do itchy peripherals mean nerves are healing?

Do itchy peripherals mean nerves are healing?

Depends. : Not really enough info to be sure. If things go from numb to itchy that usually suggests function is improving. If they go from mildly tingling to itchy, things could be getting worse. Also, depends partly where in the body we're talking, and over what time course. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a small itchy rash that occurs 3 times a day,on my buttock? Also my whole body feels like my nerves are twitching every other minute.?

I have a small itchy rash that occurs 3 times a day,on my buttock? Also my whole body feels like my nerves are twitching every other minute.?

3 times a day?: Are you saying that the rash is not there all the time? It appears exactly 3 times a day? That is very odd. Please give more details about what makes the rash come and go and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Sharp nerve pain from shingles has gone from 9 to 4 but the site of the "rash" is still itchy(but diminishing) is this common & am I still contagious?

Sharp nerve pain from shingles has gone from 9 to 4 but the site of the "rash" is still itchy(but diminishing) is this common & am I still contagious?

Depends.: Shingles (herpes zoster) is only contagious by contact with the vesicles until they all crust over. How long it takes to heal can depend on where they are and your overall health. Usually the rash disappears in a couple of weeks. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies to get the nutrients you need to help healing, ...Read more

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Trapped nerve in shoulder, severe pins & needles going down arm now getting constant itchy hand. Is this dangerous ?

Not with treatment.: This sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck which is most likely the cause of your symptoms. You'll need to get it confirmed by nerve tests by a neurologist. It could be a peripheral nerve lesion (uncommon though) like a carpal or cubital t syndrome with retrograde radiation. The nerve test will help greatly. You might need surgery to decompress it, if nothing helps. ...Read more

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I had a rash two weeks only on back but now not as itchy but nerve pain that down rt arm and buttocks and back of course hurts.I have pics if needed?

I had a rash two weeks only on back but now not as itchy but nerve pain that down rt arm and buttocks and back of course hurts.I have pics if needed?

Itchy and nerve pain: Please start by contacting your Primary doctor. If you cannot be seen today please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The Emergency doctors may be very helpful but if there is some cause for concern they will call your Primary doctor. Hope all goes well- please keep me informed if possible. ...Read more

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Itchy hands and feet a month ago for a couple of weeks, stopped and now its back again. No rash. I think it's nerves, what can I do. I have anxiety.?

Itchy hands and feet a month ago for a couple of weeks, stopped and now its back again.  No rash.  I think it's nerves, what can I do. I have anxiety.?

See your psychiatris: Suggest see your psychiatrist and discuss the issue with him, he is the best to answer your question , it may or may not be anxiety. ...Read more