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Shingles Sensitive Skin To Touch
Had shingles before. Started w/ sensitive skin. Have same feeling on side of face. Anyway to detect/stop them before progessing?
Yes: See your doctor asap and get on a medication to stop it before a full outbreak especially since it is on the face. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
My 2 year old has recently had very sensitive skin her skin will randomly turn red when outside/inside and when anything touches her.?
See your doctor: You should probably see her doctor to look at the cause of the rash. There are specific rashes related to allergies, as well as rashes due to viruses or exposure to sunlight. I would make an appointment to see her family practice physician so that they can best determine the cause of the rash and prescribe the best treatment. ...Read more
I have had very sensitive skin to the touch all over my lower back and legs. Uncomfortable for even clothes to touch?
Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a sensation of tickling, tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep". The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic. Chronic paresthesia indicates a problem with the functioning of neurons. ...Read more
I have sensitive skin only on my left side (stomach and back) and is extremely painful when touched. No rash. 16 weeks pregnant and wonder what it is?
Possible shingles: If your symptoms are limited to a certain region of your trunk on one side, it is possibly shingles, which does not always present with a rash. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
I have recently developed very sensitive skin. It started on my lower left arm and is now across my upper back. Sore to touch but no rash visible.?
See a doctor: Your sensitive skin may be a sign of a more serious medical condition and should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. Contact your doctor right away to set an appointment. ...Read more
History neck injury?: Sounds as if you may have a compressed nerve in your neck that may be causing these symptoms. Do have have history of a neck injury, car accident? Any weakness in your left hand or left arm A physician should be able to give you advice on possible workup, treatment including exercises and medicines. Happy healing! ...Read more
Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?
Hand Pain: This is an unusua and complexl enough mix of symptoms that i'd say you should be seen by a hand doctor. That's not to say you need to worry about it, but some things just need to be seen in person. ...Read more
My arms, top of legs and stomach get really itchy but only when any type of clothing touch them. I use sensitive skin unscented detergent. Any ideas?
Dry skin?: The first thing to do would be applying a moisturizer all over < 3 minutes after bathing while avoiding scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the itching persists after a week, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Genetics/irritants: Most people who have what we consider to have sensitive skin are also atopics. This means they have a combination of allergies asthma and eczema. These are all mediated by a hypersensitive immune system that may be allergicaly mediated through cells called eosinophils. In addition people with this genetic makeup have a defect in a keratin protein called fillagrin. This defect makes the membrane function of the skin less effective in preventing water loss to the environment little cracks developed within the skin and then such as soaps perfumes laundry detergents etc. Get through the skin. ...Read more
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Skin rash: Sun sensitive skin more commonly known as photosensitivity occurs as a result of inflammation of the skin. Typically it is induced by the combination of sunlight and certain photosensitive medications or substances. This signs include redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar to a sunburn. ...Read more
Broad Spectrum: The best treatment for photosensitive skin is avoidance of the sun. If you have to be outside, reduce the exposure time, wear sun protective clothing, gloves, hat, sunglasses, and a fragrance-free broad spectrum sunscreen. Also, avoid the time of day with peak ultraviolet exposure (9:00 am to 4:00 pm). ...Read more
Not certain: What kind of skin sensitivity do you have. Is your skin overly dry? Do you react to animal dander? Do react easily to chemicals. Consider resubmitting and providing clarifying information. ...Read more
Polyurethane, no N-9: Allergy to latex is quite common, and in allergic persons latex condoms can cause itching, irritation, etc. Condoms packaed with a sperm-killing chemical like nontoxynol-9 (N-9) are irritating to some people. Try latex condoms without spermcide, or look for condoms made of polyurethane, which rarely cause allergy or irritation and are just as effective as latex condoms. ...Read more
Take care: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so try to stop scarring before it starts. Protect your skin with gloves, long sleeves or protective creams like sunscreen. Avoid harsh chemicals on the skin and use sensitive skin products. If you do suffer an injury, keep it covered while healing and use a gentle topical antibiotic. For bad injuries see your plastic surgeon preemptively! ...Read more
Bubble bath: Do not use 'bubble bath' in the bath water because it causes the skin to become drier. ...Read more
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Should be fine: If you have severe, poorly controlled eczema I would avoid self tanners. If you have milder eczema with only occasional flares I would test out the self tanner on a small area of your skin first to see if you have a bad reaction to it. Should be fine. For poorly controlled eczema occasional sunlight can actually be beneficial, however in moderation due to risks of skin cancer. ...Read more
Skin care: Bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin immediately after, making sure you don't get dry, drink plenty of plain water, try those first, good luck ...Read more
Shampoo: no perfume: Shampoos for patients with sensitive skin should have few chemicals and no perfumes. The pH of shampoos change with chemicals. Good gentle shampoos include Baby Shampoo and tea tree shampoo. Don't use dandruff shampoos. In addition, the water should be lukewarm or even cold and the shower head needs a gentle flow. Avoid the use of a hair dryer and, if needed, hold the hair dryer at arm's length. ...Read more
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