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Sudden Stinging Patches Of Skin That Come And Go
Hello. I have a skin disorder called vitiligo, especially during summer when the sun gets on the "patches" they turn red and start stinging.
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
Hi, I have a stinging red itchy patch of skin extending from my anus towards my tailbone about and inch and a half long. No bumps or peeling skin?
See doc: This needs be examined to ascertain the cause. ...Read more
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.
I fainted this morning and hit the back of my head. My upper right chest now has stinging pain that comes and goes.
Fainted: Why did you faint? Did you fall or sustain injury as a result? Go see a physician to sort it out. ...Read more
Banged my head pretty hard 20mins ago.No pain just some stinging and things are kind of fuzzy. Not sure what I should do?
Get evaluated: If you don't feel perfectly normal within an hour or so please get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Seek evaluation: There could many causes for these symptoms. Please make an appointment with your health care provider for evaluation and management. ...Read more
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
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. However, more and more studies suggest that education and reassurance can actually reduce the frequency of EHS episodes ...Read more
Could a blocked sinus or sinus issue cause a burning stinging pain in front part of head? Lasted about 15 seconds
Sinusitis: Frontal sinus infection can cause frontal head ache. If you have associated sinus congestion it is possible. ...Read more
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
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
Blocked sinus. Sharp burning stinging pain on top of head on the side of the blocked sinus. Lasted for about 15 seconds. Is this normal?
No : See Ear nose and throat doctor or PCP for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have bumps all over my body they itch bad an showed up a couple days ago.They have a stinging kind of feelin when they show up.Same color as my skin?
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
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
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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