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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
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
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.
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