by Teri Robert, Lead Expert

Allodynia a condition in which an ordinarily painless stimulus is experienced as being painful.

When discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders, we generally see Allodynia listed as a possible of a Migraine attack. During a Migraine, we can experience cutaneous (of the skin) allodynia. You've probably heard people say that even their hair hurts during a Migraine. That's allodynia. It can hurt to touch your head, brush your hair... for some people, allodynia can affect the entire body for a time, making even clothes or bed linens against their skin uncomfortable.

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Last updated November 29, 2009

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