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Stabbing Skin Pain
I have had a patch on lateral outer thighs(both ) that are numb. Right has spread to below knee, skin hurts, stabbing horrific pain . What is this?
Upper outer thigh: numbness on skin, sharp stabbing pain on muscle. When touched lightly i feel nothing. When scratched or pressed on sharp pain.?
Meralgia paresthetic: You likely have entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which causes a peculiar painful numbness. Often can be relieved by avoiding tight clothing or belts, and maybe helped with weight loss if one is overweight. Can be an early sign of diabetic neuropathy, but most cases self-limited and benign, . ...Read more
Paresthesia: Because paresthesia can be due to a nervous system disease or nerve damage, failure to seek treatment can result in complications and permanent damage. It is important to visit your health care provider when you experience any kind of paresthesia or other abnormal feelings. Once the underlying cause is diagnosed, it is important to follow the treatment plan outlined by your health care provider. ...Read more
Depends...: This depends on what the pain is from. Skin pain can be from so many different things, burns, infections, allergies, neuropathies, etc. If you are unsure what it is from and continue to have pain, i would recommend seeing a physician as soon as you can, especially if pain is severe. Best of luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more
Doxepin cream 5%: Topical Doxepin is easy to use & very safe. Sometimes using large amounts causes mild drowsiness. Start using it at bedtime. Use it as often as needed to control pain. Most people begin at 4 times a day and gradually reduce frequency as they improve. This may require 2-4 months or more. About 20% of people become allergic after long use & stop. It is far safer & far more effective than anything el. ...Read more
Recurrent zoster...: ...Is very rare, but it does happen. Treatment (with valacyclovir or famciclovir) would be the same as the first time; but there are other possible causes, such as herpes simplex, a pulled muscle, a cracked rib, or even an internal issue. You should see your doctor and get this sorted out. ...Read more
Recurrent shingles: According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing skin pain on my right flank that hurts even when my shirt touches it. I do not have a rash that I can see. What's the cause?
Early shingles??: Not certain, but it does sound like local nerve irritation, especially because of the super-sensitivity. If a rash breaks out from here, see MD right away, I would be concerned you might be immune-suppressed. Of course other ailments could cause, and be very benign. Also, if it is shingles, earlier the treatment, the better. This is always perplexing. Get well. Happy New Year. ...Read more
Paresthesia: Because paresthesia can be due to a nervous system disease or nerve damage, failure to seek treatment can result in complications and permanent damage. It is important to visit your health care provider when you experience any kind of paresthesia or other abnormal feelings. Once the underlying cause is diagnosed, it is important to follow the treatment plan outlined by your health care provider to. ...Read more
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