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Is itching burning skin common in perimenopause, its like having

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Is itching burning skin common in perimenopause, its like having allodynia. I am 49 years old still having slightly irregular periods. When i get this feeling it makes me feel very very agitated like I want to rip of my skin, I kind of hold my breath too as its so unpleasant. I wonder if it is an unusual hot flash. XXXXXXX
Posted Fri, 1 Dec 2017 in Women's Health
Follow-up: Is itching burning skin common in perimenopause, its like having 9 minutes later
The discomfort is mainly in my upper back but i can experience the itch irritation on the front of my neck, a mildly tickling to my face and ears but my scalp also experiences this burning prickling feeling but its not so severe. It doesn't seem like formication and it will come on get more intense and then slowly die down again.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it can be due to perimenopause.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

The itching and burning sensation of the skin that you have can be due to perimenopause but can also be related to low levels of vitamin B12. Taking methylcobalamin supplements after getting the levels checked can be helpful.

I'd suggest consulting a neurologist also in case the symptoms are severe.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow-up queries that you have.

Wishing you good health.

Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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