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What is this itchy prickly back/neck sensation worst at night?

Posted by candycain0002101

I'm 25 and over the past few weeks I've been getting a prickly-itch all over my shoulders and upper back. It's like tiny independent little pricks or itches all over my back/shoulders even when I'm just sitting still. I can hardly have my hair touching my skin & even soft cotton irritates my back. I try not to scratch, it leaves aburning pain for a few seconds or so when I do scratch, but I can ahrdly even wear clothing. It's just constantly uncomfortable. It's worst at night (it's 2:34 am and it starts getting bad in the later evening and is very uncomfortable now). Lately I've been getting this in the morning.


25, female, not sexually active (ever) no recent dates

constant irritation all over neck, shouders, upper back area, feels like little pin pricks or tiny pinches and it's itchy and hurts to scratch (lasting burning pain ). prickly sensastions occur in isolaed spots randomly (one prick in one place then another sensation elsewhere and then another one near where the first one was - random order)

No new meds, foods, exposures, clothing, body or hair products either.

Please help?


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I have that EXACT problem, and it started almost 2 weeks ago! Did you ever find out the answer???
Hi Prickly, There are a variety of conditions that can cause prickly sensations, and many of them are not serious. But you really should see your doctor to find out what the cause might be, and to make sure there is not something more serious before you embark on any self treatment. Good luck.
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