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Why am I so sensitive to A lot of things I touch?

Why am I so sensitive to A lot of things I touch?

Increase sensitivity: Hard to say what the cause is do you work with any chemicals could be the cause should have certain vitamins check especially the b vitamins as well thyroid Lymes and General profile If you have a full work up in the past and everything was good try some b complex multivitamins or maybe if it isn't sign of anything bad you genetically have some improved awareness in your touch ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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What determines how sensitive your skin is to touch?

What determines how sensitive your skin is to touch?

Its mostly nerves.: The thickness of the skin, nerve receptors, nerve conduction and any possible nerve disrupting condition that can effect nerve physiology. Just to name the most obvious. ...Read more

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My skin is sensitive. I try not to touch but need something gentle to clean it. Is j&j bar okay for face?

My skin is sensitive. I try not to touch but need something gentle to clean it. Is j&j bar okay for face?

Liquid soap: In general, liquid soaps are better for people with sensitive skin than bar soaps. But everyone's skin is different; there is no real substitute for trying different kinds of soap until you find one that does not cause any problems for you. ...Read more

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Hey the left side of my head is sensitive to the touch. I was watching a lot of TV yesterday, could that have anything to do with it?

Hey the left side of my head is sensitive to the touch. I was watching a lot of TV yesterday, could that have anything to do with it?

Probably not: Excessive TV watching should not cause sensitivity to you r head. May be a sinus infection or a minor virus affecting your facial nerves? See the Dr. If it persists. ...Read more

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Stomach sensitive to touch, what's going on?

Stomach sensitive to touch, what's going on?

Tender abdomen: If your abdomen is tender, you should get evaluated in the emergency room. It would be impossible to diagnose what the cause is without seeing it, and some of the possibilities are urgent. Get checked out now. Good luck. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when your muscles hurt all over and your senitive to touch?

What dose it mean when your muscles hurt all over and your senitive to touch?

It varies: Some patients develop a pain and soreness right before or after a viral illness. There is a chronic condition known as fibromyalgia in which patients get pain and tenderness in their muscles and fascia. There is a condition known as pmr in which the person may get moremacutempain in their muscles in their neck and shoulders. If it does not get better, you should be checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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Bump on top of my head and I didn't hit it or anything is hurting and very sensitive to the touch?

Bump on top of my head and I didn't hit it or anything is hurting and very sensitive to the touch?

Cyst: Hi Amanda 648 Depends a little on age, but most superficial bumps on the head are swollen sebaceous (oil) glands that have become infected (forming an abscess). Try hot compresses. it may drain by itself. Or consult your own doctor, who may want to incise and drain (I & D), or refer you for this. Don't delay if it gets worse. ...Read more

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I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

Psych tests & treat: Interviews miss 54% while physical exams 51% so sensitively specifically identifying your challenge is the first step which should be the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second or Adolescent Edition computerized report. Next depending upon the objective diagnosis cognitive behavior therapy, imagery, meditation, yoga, exercise, diet and schedule are crucial to begin stress reduction. ...Read more

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I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

Possibly: Some people develop tension in the muscles of the scalp and neck when stressed or anxious. This can lead to pain & tenderness. Recommend learning breathing techniques to progressive muscle relaxation/ meditation to help deal with this. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a really sensitive spot on the side of my pinky that hurts like crazy when I touch it to hard or squeeze. What could this mean/be?

I have a really sensitive spot on the side of my pinky that hurts like crazy when I touch it to hard or squeeze. What could this mean/be?

Ingrown nail possibl: Sounds like possibly an in grown nail. If it gets red or really painful you may be developing an infection. If so see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pain on your left side below your ribs and the pain goes to your back on the same side? Now sensitive to touch.

Shingles.: The most likely diagnosis is shingles, which can occur without the typical rash (or the rash may develop later). Shingles is the adult version of chickenpox, caused by the same virus. Your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe an antiviral (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) which will shorten the course considerably, but the sooner you start treatment the better it will work. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite that is circular, swelling a little bit, sensitive to touch, light red in color but with a dark red dot in the middle. What is it?

I have a bug bite that is circular, swelling a little bit, sensitive to touch, light red in color but with a dark red dot in the middle. What is it?

No particular bug: Bug bites are rarely unique to a specific insect. Flea bites are small and have little clear vesicles and extreme itching but this is not unique to fleas either. This lesion could be a sting or a bite, it is impossible to say. Watch for signs of infection: pus, increasing pain, redness & see doc if that happens. If numbness, tingling or severe pain, or fever, head to the ER. Tetanus shots current? ...Read more

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It's the crown of my head that's sensitive to touch & actually feels a little painful when I touch the base of the hair shafts. Never had this before?

It's the crown of my head that's sensitive to touch & actually feels a little painful when I touch the base of the hair shafts. Never had this before?

Exam: Have the area examined or get someone to send us a picture to help with your assessment. Was there any history of injury or bites? All the best. ...Read more

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I randomly get pain in the center of my chest and sometimes I can stretch and I swear I hear a cracking noise and it subsides. When this pan occurs it is sensitive to touch?

I randomly get pain in the center of my chest and sometimes I can stretch and I swear I hear a cracking noise and it subsides. When this pan occurs it is sensitive to touch?

Costochondral: inflammation. The cartilage that connects the sternum (breastbone) to your ribs is called the costochondral cartilage. When you stretch you pull on it, sometimes too much, the joints move, you hear a noise. The overuse can sometimes result in pain/tenderness to touch. I would not stretch so forcefully/expansively! Heavy weight lifting might also contribute. Moderation, friend. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What causes the skin on your arms to be sensitive to touch?

What causes the skin on your arms to be sensitive to touch?

Sensitive skin: There is no specific answer for this. If you have sensitivity that affects your daily activity, that is cause for evaluation although the results may be frustratingly vague. Nerve issues usually result in reduced sensation. ...Read more

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Throat is sensitive to touch and hurts?

Throat is sensitive to touch and hurts?

Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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My breast have so tender and sinsitive 2 touch but I took a hpt and it said negative?

My breast have so tender and sinsitive 2 touch but I took a hpt and it said negative?

Exam: Breast tenderness is not caused only by pregnancy. They could be tender depending on the menstrual cycle, previous trauma, etc. If the tenderness does not go away in couple of days, I would recommend going to a gynecologists of family practitioner who might perform a more detailed history and physical, or refer you for a mammogram. ...Read more

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Are skin spot supposed to be sensitive to touch?

Are skin spot supposed to be sensitive to touch?

No: Pain and tenderness are not normal and you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a headache cause the scalp to be sensitive to the touch?

Can a headache cause the scalp to be sensitive to the touch?

Yes: If the headache is from the nerves in your neck that innervates that area (which is a very common cause for headaches), then the skin overlying that area can be extremely sensitive. It is most likely related to one of the nerves in the top of the neck and you may benefit from seeing a pain doc who can do a diagnostic nerve block to identify if it is those nerves. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Rash in blotches on half his face. Slightly sensitive to touch.

Rash in blotches on half his face. Slightly sensitive to touch.

He needs to see: Dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment as this could be many things including shingles, bacterial infection, contact dermatitis to say the least ...Read more

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Inner thighs sensitive to touch and painful swollen lymphnodes all thru my body?

Inner thighs sensitive to touch and painful swollen lymphnodes all thru my body?

Seek Evaluation: There are several categories of diagnoses related to generalized lymphadenopathy. Common things being common, a viral infection is possible. Lymphoma, leukemia, drug-associated, and bacterial infections are also possible. The workup isn't necessarily a super quick thing. I would see your primary doctor. If you had a new sexual partner, i'd get tested for hiv, mono, etc. ...Read more

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Had an IUD put in tuesday my clitoris hurts and is really sensitive to the touch?

Had an IUD put in tuesday my clitoris hurts and is really sensitive to the touch?

Trauma?: Do you recall feeling clitoral pain during the IUD insertion with you doctor? If yes, you may have had a rather uncommon experience with the procedure. If no and this developed somewhat after the insertion, I would not necessarily relate the clitoral pain to the IUD as the insertion procedure shouldn't even really go near the clitoris. Consider seeing the doc who did insert and have them examine it. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen and engorged nipples. They are very sensitive and hurt to the touch.

Ans: Many possibilities. Most obvious is pregnancy. Best to do a pregnancy test first. If neg could be nearing your menses. Are you on any medications? Again many possibilities. Best to see your doctor for exam ...Read more