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Doctor insights on: Sudden Stinging Patches Of Skin That Come And Go

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Hello. I have a skin disorder called vitiligo, especially during summer when the sun gets on the "patches" they turn red and start stinging.

Hello. I have a skin disorder called vitiligo, especially during summer when the sun gets on the "patches" they turn red and start stinging.

Yes, but what is the: Please ask what is your question? Skin is very sensitive to sun damage if there is loss of pigment which is what vitiligo is. So you have to protect your skin from further sun damage. ...Read more

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I accidentally used 40% urea cream on my face and it left a bright red patch of stinging and burning skin. How can I lessen these side effects asap?

I accidentally used 40% urea cream on my face and it left a bright red patch of stinging and burning skin. How can I lessen these side effects asap?

Cleanse immediately.: If you have not already cleansed with a gentle cleanser such as cetaphil and rinsed several times with water, please do so now. Next, place some over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) on the site. Lastly, get a great sunscreen that has physical blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. It is important that an inflamed area on the face not get sun exposure to worsen the discoloration! ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoid feel like rough patch of skin-circle, slightly raised & indented? ~.5 in. in canal. Stung when felt. Blood on stool for weeks.

Can internal hemorrhoid feel like rough patch of skin-circle, slightly raised & indented? ~.5 in. in canal. Stung when felt. Blood on stool for weeks.

YES: That's what it sounds like!!!!

You need to speak with your Primary Care Medical Provider about some help to prevent re-currence ("Good Bowel Habits are VERY IMPORTANT)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Sometimes i would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?

Sometimes i would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is an abnormal condition in which you feel a sensation of burning, numbness, tingling, itching or prickling. Paresthesia can also be described as a pins-and-needles or skin-crawling sensation. Paresthesia most often occurs in the extremities, such as the hands, feet, fingers, and toes, but it can occur in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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For 4 months something feels like its crawling on me and stinging me. It really happens when it gets hot. I now see brown specks on my skin.

For 4 months  something  feels like its crawling  on me  and stinging  me. It really  happens when it gets  hot. I now see brown specks on my skin.

Need exam: It would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctor or mid level provider examine you. if your regular doctor agrees, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp stinging pain on my right side of my head its gets worse when am laying down and i turn my head or when i sit and turn my head?

I've been having sharp stinging pain on my right side of my head its gets worse when am laying down and i turn my head or when i sit and turn my head?

Pain is Urgent: This is most likely not the forum for this problem. You are having acute pain and symptoms that must be evaluated in person by a trusted medical expert. Please get in to see your physician soon. ...Read more

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What are the causes of itching stinging of the skin but no rash?

What are the causes of itching stinging of the skin but no rash?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more

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What can cause the random prick-style stings I feel on my skin?

Cutaneous vs neural: Sharp sensations like that indicate an origin in the skin or in the nerves. If these cover a wide area that crosses nerve boundaries your problem is in the skin and it would be wise to look for clues there. If limited to a certain spot or sharply localized region this could be either skin or nerve. ...Read more

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Few times a year my skin is very painful without touch. It spreads and last about a week. It hurts/stings with or without touch?

Skin issues: Not sure what is causing that but suggest potential exposure to certain environmental allergens if that comes in cycles at the same time each year. Nerve irritation is another explanation but what would cause it - remains unclear based on your presentation. ...Read more

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Sting like sensations on skin, what is this?

Maybe nerves: Shingles is a virus on the dermatones of the skin. It can also be anxiety which is more common in your age group. Otherwise bug bites. If you have a rash see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

Actually: This is actually caused by chemicals released by immune and nervous system from external stimulus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heaviness in head, numbness, tingling/stinging?

Seek evaluation: There could many causes for these symptoms. Please make an appointment with your health care provider for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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When my body temp goes up through exercise or when I get mad/nervous my body itches/stings and little white bumps grow on my skin for 15min cures?HELP

When my body temp goes up through exercise or when I get mad/nervous my body itches/stings and little white bumps grow on my skin for 15min cures?HELP

CholinergicUrticaria: Any trigger that results in an elevation of core body temperature may provoke the onset of cholinergic urticaria. Exercise and hot, humid environments are some of the most common triggers. Other typical inciting factors for cholinergic urticaria include hot baths or showers, strong emotional feelings, and ingestion of spicy or hot foods. OTC antihistamines may prevent this: Zyrtec,Allegra,Claritin (loratadine) ...Read more

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Being in direct sunlight causes stinging almost pin prick pain of skin but no rash. ?

Being in direct sunlight causes stinging almost pin prick pain of skin but no rash. ?

Various things: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. and various medications increase sensitivity to sun. Usually w. sunburn but not always. ...Read more

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At times it stings/strikes me inside my head?is it cause of sleep or cold or something else?

At times it stings/strikes me inside my head?is it cause of sleep or cold or something else?

Stings within the he: Several studies have indicated that EHS is significantly underreported, and in fact, many patients very rarely report it to their doctor because they are ashamed, or because they are met with incredulity or disbelief.
As of 2014, no clinical trials had been conducted to determine what treatments are safe and effective; a few case reports had been published describing treatment of small numbers of people (two to twelve per report) with clomipramine, flunarizine, nifedipine, topiramate, carbamazepine, methylphenidate.[1] However, more and more studies suggest that education and reassurance can actually reduce the frequency of EHS episodes ...Read more

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What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

Remove it from skin.: I've had fiberglass in my skin, so i know it's miserable. 1 method: add 1 cup epsom salt into boiling water. Add this mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Method #2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off. Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. ...Read more

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When I went outside today in the sun, my skin started to sting like I was being stung. It hurt. This has never happened before. Why?

Aspirin?: Aspirin can cause about 30% patients who use it hypersensitive - including development of hives. Have you used a new lotion or perfume? Chemicals on the skin may have changed the way the sun reacted to the skin already sensitized to the aspirin. With your listed medications, I would certainly check in with your doctor if this happens again or you start having hives/swelling of lips/eyelids. ...Read more

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What causes deodorant to sting when used on broken skin?

What causes deodorant to sting when used on broken skin?

Stinging deodorant: Usually caused by the antiperspirant and not the deodorant. Try a plain deodorant if it bothers you. Could also be caused by perfume in deodorant or alcohol. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have burning and stinging pains in my head after chiari surgery?

Talk to your surgeon: You may have a pinched nerve or a healing nerve ending causing the pain, but your surgeon should be aware of any unusual symptoms after a procedure. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth stings. How do I help it?

The skin around my mouth stings. How do I help it?

Stop licking.: The most common cause is contact with saliva; you may be running your tongue over the area, sometimes without even noticing. Or you could be eating foods that contain something you are allergic to. Try Hydrocortisone cream (available without prescription), and if that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of bee stings make a blister on the skin?

What kind of bee stings make a blister on the skin?

Infection: Usually a blister means infection, not a sting. Stings can and do become infected. It would be best to have it seen. Infections usually need oral antibiotics to keep them from spreading. ...Read more

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So every time I use Proactiv skin gets red and stings. Should I return it?

So every time I use Proactiv skin gets red and stings. Should I return it?

Proactiv: If you have an allergy to benzoyl peroxide, you may experience itching and develop a rash or irritation when using proactiv. You should stop using the product altogether if this kind of reaction occurs. If the rash does not go away after you have discontinued using the product, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I get skin stinging in the scalp and skin can this be pri menopause symptom.

Unlikely: The hormone changes usually don't cause stinging of the skin. Although it can lead to slightly drier skin. I would see your doctor if you are having skin problems. ...Read more

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Please explain why does lotion sting if you put it on when your skin is particularly dry?

Please explain why does lotion sting if you put it on when your skin is particularly dry?

Stinging: Overly dry skin is not as good a barrier against preservatives or chemicals in lotions or other products (as compared to skin that is more intact). As a result, some of these may get through to more sensitive areas of tissue/skin. ...Read more