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Prickly/burning feeling, back/neck/shoulders

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 25, 2007
  • 06:48 PM


I'm on an antibiotic, and under a lot of stress, but I've never quite had this symptom before.

I feel a prickly, kind of burning feeling on the skin of my back, shoulders, and neck, and sometimes my scalp, arms, and face. It gets worse if I think about it, and MUCH worse if I sweat.

On the back of my neck, where the feeling was the most uncomfortable, I got some little red spots. They got slightly smaller and lighter when I took a shower and washed off the sweat.

So besides the obvious of avoiding the sun and the heat, any ideas? Should I tell the doctor? Could this be a sign that I should stop taking the antibiotic?

Thanks for any responses.


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