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dry skin causing slurred speech

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  • Posted By: startingnow
  • June 12, 2008
  • 03:06 AM

For several years I have had this problem and no one knows what it is. When I have dry skin I can't talk. Especially if I'm touching certain types of textures like paper, or when I have socks on (my dry feet rubbing against my socks). What happens is; I could be in the middle of saying something and suddenly my tongue will just shoot to the roof of my mouth and stay there until I stop trying to speak. If I relax the muscles in my mouth my tongue will relax, but it happens again when I try to talk again. If I put lotion on this problem goes away completely until my skin is dry again. It seems very weird to me and especially because when I try to explain this people and doctors just don't understand anything I'm saying; like they just can't relate to this.

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  • HiCould it be possible that you have developed a phobia to dry skin conditions, and how this feels? Your inability to speak may be a manifestation of anxiety because of this.If it isn't this, then I know of no other disease or illness that can cause such a reaction. Whatever it is, it does sound worrying for you, and I hope you get some answers very soon.Best wishesElisa
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  • I haven't thought about it in those terms. However, I don't think it would be that. I'm a preatty laid back person and this happens all the time. When I'm relaxed and by myself, with my wife, or with freinds. Just about the only thing that really bothers me is public speaking to large groups. Other than that I'm preatty open and unafraid. A few examples of when this happens is whenever I wash my hands. The lotion drys my skin and then I have the problem. If I go swimming, my hands and feet get dried out afterwards. And what I mentioned in the last post; certain fabrics cause it when they touch my hands and feet.
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