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Allodynia (skin hurts to touch) is a burning/tingling sensation on the surface of the skin. The lightest whisper of material, or the softest touch is unbearable. Sometimes just plain aspirin will relieve a bit of the pain. Wearing clothing made of very soft material such as such as silk, satin and cashmere, and also velour, knit rayon and French terry cloth also helps. Natural fibers that feel smooth and soft to the touch are best for both the allodynia and other "fibro factors".
I am so glad to see I'm not the only one that experiences this. I couldn't find the symptom on WebMd.
This happens with my hands occasionally. I am constantly using them though. Keeping them cool, placing lotion on them, or even using a gel wrist support makes them feel better. Where the rest of my body needs to have a hot shower to feel better.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|