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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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What causes you skin on your leg to be very sensitive?

What causes you skin on your leg to be very sensitive?

Sensitive leg skin: The skin can be sensitive if there is an irritant dermatitis to some exogenous chemical. This could be a soap, laundry detergent, moisturizer or skin eczema. There can be underlying varicose veins or pinched nerves in the spine that make the skin sensitive. If there is a rash overylying the irritation, the rash could be a result of the irritation or a cause. See a dermatologist for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes my teeth to be sensitive to heat?

What causes my teeth to be sensitive to heat?

Exam needed: It could be from dental caries (tooth decay), broken or defective fillings, nerve inflammation, dental erosions, abrasions or abfractions, gum recession, or perhaps just very sensitive teeth. See your dentist who can give you a thorough dental exam and determine the cause(s). ...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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What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to light?

What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to light?

Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

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What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive. ...Read more

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What causes breast to be sore to the touch?

What causes breast to be sore to the touch?

Various: There are many possible causes of breast tenderness. It may be due to hormones, infections and a few other things. It's best to get checked if the tenderness continues and is bothersome. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause skin to become sensitive to touch?

Can a thyroid problem cause skin to become sensitive to touch?

Thyroid and skin: This is not a common complaint of a thyroid disorder. If you were hyperthyroid (eg. Graves), you could be "hyper" all over, and I can imagine that could be manifest as skin sensitivity. If your thyroid level is normal (i.e. taking thyroid replacement) then these symptoms are probably not thyroid related. ...Read more

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What causes me to be so sensitive to slight weather changes?

What causes me to be so sensitive to slight weather changes?

Weather related pain: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure seems to be the major association. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. That front that takes days to come in. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown also depression is related to lack of light exposure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to cold, and can it cause skin swelling ?

Is it possible to be allergic to cold, and can it cause skin swelling ?

Cold urticaria: Yes it is possible to develop hives and swelling to the cold. This is not acually an "allergy" but rather an abnormal response by the body that can occur in some people. Cold urticaria is classified as a physical urticaria and this can be demonstrated in the doctor's office by placing an ice cube on the arm for 5 minutes and observe for the development of hives and swelling as the skin rewarms. ...Read more

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What might cause my stomach to feel hard and be sensitive to touch?

What might cause my stomach to feel hard and be sensitive to touch?

Hard tender stomach: The most common reason for a hard (probably distended) stomach that is tender to touch is gas. With severe intraperitoneal infections or inflammation this can also happen, but with these your entire abdomen is hard and you know you're really sick. Gas will pass by itself in an hour or two. If the pain lasts more than 24-36 hours, get it checked. ...Read more

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What could cause my skin to be so thin?

What could cause my skin to be so thin?

Aging and sun.: Both natural aging with time and sun exposure over time contributing to thinning of the skin. This is seen easily on the arms and hands in older individuals who have gotten a lot of exposure with driving cars. Thinned skin is more easily traumatized and bruised. Over enough time with repetitive bruising to thin skinned areas, the skin will darken due to deposition of hemosiderin pigment. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to bright light?

What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to bright light?

Several causes: Many possible causes of what doctors call "photophobia", or excess light sensitivity. Corneal disorders like scarring or inflammation, dry eye, cataract, inflammation inside the eye (iritis) and certain retinal problems all come to mind. A thorough eye examination will help pinpoint the cause. Sometimes, no cause is found and the patient is just labeled "photophobic". Sunglasses will help. ...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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What can cause my skin to be blackening?

What can cause my skin to be blackening?

Depends : It depends where the skin darkening is occuring. If it is appearing around the neck it is called acanthosis nigricans and is associated with pre diabetic condition. I would have a knowledgable skin specialist check it out. ...Read more

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What could be causing my penis to be swollen and the skin to be loose and veiny?

What could be causing my penis to be swollen and the skin to be loose and veiny?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes the skin around your nipple to be dark and swollen?

Trauma or Infection : Dark and swollen nipple could indicate recent trauma with underlying hemorrhage and edema which can occur after intense love-making. It could also mean infection of the breast ducts or soft tissue or something is growing inside the ducts like early cancer especially at your age of 49. Check with your doctor if it does not improve after a week with daily warm compress and topical antibiotic. ...Read more