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Burning skin sensation anxiety symptom

Marilyn Folk BScN medical reviewer
Written by: Jim Folk.
Medically reviewed by: Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Last updated: April 3, 2019

Burning Skin Sensation:

It feels like your skin is burning as though you have a sunburn but there are no apparent burn marks or reason for your skin to be burning.

Or, it feels like your skin, or parts of your skin, is being burned by ‘hot sparks.’

Or, it feels like your skin is itchy (even very itchy and persistently itchy) or prickly, yet there are no apparent reasons for these sensations. Your skin also can feel as if it has a tickle feeling or "crawly" sensation under the skin.

Or, your skin can feel overly sensitive. For example, your skin can be super sensitive to air, touch, heat, cold, or anything resting on, touching, or dragging across it (blankets, clothing, others touching you, etc.).

Or, your skin may feel like it is numb, or that a patch or patches of your skin have been anesthetized.

Or, a patch of skin (or many patches) may feel cold, ‘shivery,’ and/or goosebumpy.

You may experience one or all of these sensations. These sensations can persist in one spot or randomly migrate all over your body. They can persist indefinitely, or randomly come and go for no apparent reason. They can appear in one or two spots, or in all spots at once.

Any, and/or all of these sensations can be magnified by stressful situations, worry, fear, nervousness, or sleeplessness. They can also be magnified by your focus on them.

Click on the link for more detailed information about the burning skin anxiety symptoms.

Chapter 9 in the member's area of our website is our Anxiety Symptoms chapter. We list all of the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety disorder in this chapter, including Burning skin.

Each symptom listed in Chapter 9 in the member's area contains a complete description of what the symptom feels like and how others describe it, we explain why anxiety causes each symptom, we provide natural and practical ways you can eliminate each symptom, and how common each symptom is (the percentage of people who experience it).

For complete information about this symptom, go to Chapter 9 in the Recovery Support area, and read about the symptom, Burning skin. You can learn more about our Recovery Support area by clicking on the button below.


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