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

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Nerve

Although, it is hard to judge about your condition based on the given description, it seems to me that it is a nerve problem. One of your nerves may be irritated or inflamed.
Whether it is a local problem or a referred one, it will depend on other symptoms you might be having. If you have a rash or irritation on the sensitive skin, this may be the culprit. If not, look for other causes.

In brief: Nerve

Although, it is hard to judge about your condition based on the given description, it seems to me that it is a nerve problem. One of your nerves may be irritated or inflamed.
Whether it is a local problem or a referred one, it will depend on other symptoms you might be having. If you have a rash or irritation on the sensitive skin, this may be the culprit. If not, look for other causes.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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