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Monday, September 28, 2009 Mickal, Community Member, asks

Q: Extreme Burning Itching under the skin along with deep pain seemingly in the joint or bone.

I am currently having extreme burning and itching under the skin, along with deep pain seemingly in the joint or bone. There is no rash or hives. It is under the skin in the tissue and it's been going on for over a month now.  I have it in my feet, toes, hands, fingers and sometimes knees. It is the worst in the late afternoon/evening. The area swells up and is red when affected.  I am concerned because my father had both MS and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I don't know if it's applicable, but I've recently started running, and the symptoms started a few days after my last race.

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
10/ 7/09 12:25am

Hi Mickal,

 

Descriptions of burning and itching skin are very common in MS.  These are called dysesthesias and are sometimes treated with anti-seizure medications such as neurontin.

 

Since you are experiencing unusual-for-you symptoms, it would be a good idea to consult your physician.  Prepare for your visit by writing down the history of your symptoms.  Also, do mention that your father has MS and RA. 

 

Anecdotally, I've used ice and heat (at different times) to lessen the effect of these odd sensations.  It helps temporarily.

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Teresa Casares, Community Member
12/21/11 7:37pm

MY name is Teresa and i have burning and itching on my shoulder blade. it has been a month . but i also have RA.Take humira along with steroide. nothing seems to help. Haven't been to Dr. so don't no what else to do.If you have any suggestions please let me know. 

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missezem, Community Member
9/30/09 3:12pm

has-burning pAIN IN LEG-THIGH USING A CREAM TO COOL IT DOWN.

WORKS FOR A WHILE THEN-IT GETS WORSE.

NOW SLEEPLESSNESS -MAYBE DUE TO DISCOMFORT AND  MUSCLE PAIN

 

MORE CONCERNED NOW ABOUT -NOT SLEEPING

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Mickal, Community Member
10/ 7/09 2:41pm

thank you for your response.  My symptoms have since moved to my face and arms.  I am holding off on the attempt to find out if I have MS (due to lack of insurance at this time) the dr says it looks like angioedema.  I had my thyroid tested  waiting on results

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By Mickal, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/19/14, First Published: 09/28/09