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I recently started feeling like I have sharp needles on my skin, what could be causing this?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Location?

There can be many causes for "pins & needles" that occur throughout the body.
Specifically, in the feet it can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy that can be from vitamin b deficiency, long-term diabetes, alcohol abuse, or other causes. Need more information, like where the sensation is. Is it both sides? Is there muscle weakness or rash?

In brief: Location?

There can be many causes for "pins & needles" that occur throughout the body.
Specifically, in the feet it can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy that can be from vitamin b deficiency, long-term diabetes, alcohol abuse, or other causes. Need more information, like where the sensation is. Is it both sides? Is there muscle weakness or rash?
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Oxidative stress

This is early sign of oxidative stress - try supplements with catalase and superoxide dismutase to clean these areas.
Add n-acetyl cysteine to increase glutathione levels in body. Check on lab homocysteine levels.

In brief: Oxidative stress

This is early sign of oxidative stress - try supplements with catalase and superoxide dismutase to clean these areas.
Add n-acetyl cysteine to increase glutathione levels in body. Check on lab homocysteine levels.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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