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Monday, March 10, 2014
Skin Care and Diseases
Burning itchy skin
Burning on my back. Cannot stand for anything to touch hairs on my legs it itches so bad. Feels like something is crawling on me at times. Cannot sleep well at night because of this problem.
The description is somewhat confusing. If you are developing a hyperesthesia (that is, super sensitive skin) you probably need to see your board certified internist and/or a neurologist. It sounds as if you may be developing some form of peripheral neuropathy. I urge you to see the appropriate specialist at your earliest convenience.
Charles L Heaton, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati