I've been to my GP twice about this problem now, and have yet to solve it!
For about 2 months, maybe a little longer, I've been getting this prickling feeling like hundreds of little needles stabbing my skin. It happens quite a number of times a day, and usually is at its worst for a minute or two at most.
It seems to be brought on whenever I'm hot, stressed, or under any kind of pressure. It's not just a stress issue though, the heat thing seems to be the main culprit - eg. it will happen at night in bed sometimes, or when doing any exercise.
If I remember correctly, it started on my face, then waist and back came afterwards. Now it happens on any of these parts of my body, and sometimes in my legs too.
The research I've done points to prickly heat / heat rash, although it does not affect my armpits and I sweat from there as normal! The doctor has prescribed me two different antihistamine tablets for allergys, but neither of these make any difference. I've eliminated allergic reactions really, and am now using free soaps too.
There's no major rash, although the skin around my body is slightly blotchy if anything, but smooth. A few times the prickling sensation has hit my arms, and when that happened there were small red dots that came up and went down soon after. Nothing raised.
I really can't put up with this for much longer! When it triggers I get very uncomfortable and usually have to clutch my face, it's agonising!
Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Is it sensitive skin or something else?