Increased sensitivity to tactile stimulation

Symptoms of Hyperesthesia

The following features are indicative of Hyperesthesia:
  • abnormal increase in sensitivity to stimuli

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Common Causes of Hyperesthesia

The following are the most common causes of Hyperesthesia:
  • Herpes zoster viral infection
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • radiculopathies

Risk Factors for Hyperesthesia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hyperesthesia:
  • Junin viral infection
  • Machupo viral infection
  • more prominent in pregnant women
  • complex regional pain syndrome

Prevention of Hyperesthesia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hyperesthesia.

Occurrence of Hyperesthesia

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Hyperesthesia cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Gender

Hyperesthesia can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hyperesthesia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hyperesthesia:
  • Neurological examination: Revealed both tactile and thermal/pain hyperesthesia on the left side of the patient's face and thermal/pain hyperesthesia on his right upper and lower limbs
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging): To examine lateral medullary infarction which may be caused by left posterior inferior cerebellar artery dissection

Complications of Hyperesthesia if untreated

Yes, Hyperesthesia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hyperesthesia is left untreated:
  • chronic complex regional pain syndrome

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hyperesthesia

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hyperesthesia:
  • Practicing sensory retraining exercises: These exercises act as a rehabilitation techniques for treatment of neurological disorders
  • Desensitization: Desensitization using gentle stroking with different textures or gentle tapping is helpful

Time for Treatment of Hyperesthesia

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hyperesthesia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hyperesthesia.

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