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What causes itchy burning skin on left side of body?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: Skin burning, left side of body, itchy, no visible signs of anything, had shingles 15 years ago. Could it be nerve pain, don't have it all the time, second time this year.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Shingles recurrence and peripheral neuropathy should be evaluated.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Apparently it seems to be peripheral nerves involvement that is causing your symptoms.

Recurent shingles is one possible explanation.

Other condition that may be related to, is peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, nutrition deficiencies of B group vitamins, nerves compression, kidney and liver disease, etc.

As a first step to get a correct diagnosis, I would recommend you to discuss with your primary care Doctor about having done nerve conduction study, EMG and appropriate blood tests regarding to above mentioned conditions.

Treatment depends on diagnosis.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Greetings.
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What causes itchy burning skin on left side of body?

Brief Answer: Shingles recurrence and peripheral neuropathy should be evaluated. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Apparently it seems to be peripheral nerves involvement that is causing your symptoms. Recurent shingles is one possible explanation. Other condition that may be related to, is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, nutrition deficiencies of B group vitamins, nerves compression, kidney and liver disease, etc. As a first step to get a correct diagnosis, I would recommend you to discuss with your primary care Doctor about having done nerve conduction study, EMG and appropriate blood tests regarding to above mentioned conditions. Treatment depends on diagnosis. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Greetings.