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On my back, just below the bra line, for a number of weeks

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On my back, just below the bra line, for a number of weeks I have this feeling that the skin is wet and cold. It feels cold but isn't wet. Feels like I am always wearing a cold wet shirt. Been to doctor, got xrays wich didn't show any thing serious. Could it be shingles ? there is no rash or itch there tho.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 1 year ago.

Dr. P Jyoti :

I am Dr. P. Jyoti, MD. I promise to use my full experience and knowledge to provide answers specific to your question. Feel free to ask me anything.

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello would you like to chat on this?

Customer:

yes please

Dr. P Jyoti :

how long have you been having this? is there any rash in the area?

Customer:

Its been over 3 weeks and doesn't appear to have a rash

Dr. P Jyoti :

in that case shingles is ruled out

Dr. P Jyoti :

shingles would have caused a blistery rash by now

Dr. P Jyoti :

also it is painful and not just a cold feeling

Customer:

yes the dr thought it could be but ruled that out also

Dr. P Jyoti :

instead this is a form of dysesthesia

Customer:

which means?

Dr. P Jyoti :

Such unusual sensations in various parts of the body are called dysesthesia.

Dr. P Jyoti :

Dysesthesias occur due to weakness of the nerves - diabetes, thyroid disorders, stress, anxiety, aging, cause this - most commonly occurs without any known cause.

Customer:

is there a treatment?

Dr. P Jyoti :

Take some general measures - maintain optimum weight,

Dr. P Jyoti :

, regular exercise

Dr. P Jyoti :

, healthy diet like salads,

Customer:

I stopped smoking 12 months ago and have put on quite a bit of weight

Dr. P Jyoti :

avoiding smoking and excessive drinking

Dr. P Jyoti :

vitamin B supplements

Customer:

Is there a cream at all that may help?

Customer:

the weight loss may take a while

Dr. P Jyoti :

vitamin B supplements are useful in this - get a good supplement at the local chemist

Dr. P Jyoti :

Medicines like gabapentin and lyrica are prescribed for this - discuss this with your doctor - they will give you relief.

Dr. P Jyoti :

this is if symptoms are severe

Dr. P Jyoti :

discuss about dysesthesias with your doctor

Dr. P Jyoti :

tests like nerve conduction tests can help in diagnosis - discuss this

Dr. P Jyoti :

the general measures i suggested will help

Dr. P Jyoti :

discuss about the medicines with your doctor

Customer:

ok that's very helpful as my dr seems to have gotten off track with it.

Dr. P Jyoti :

if symptoms are very troubling, they can help you

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glad to help

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any further questions?

Customer:

Worth chatting with you. Thank you sooo much.

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

Dr. P Jyoti :

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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Will rate you highly thnks again.

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