What causes skin pain? 5 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-voster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Following pain and burning,fluid-filled blisters that break easily are common symptoms.

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Chemical Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Chemical burns occur when the skin or eyes come into contact with irritants, such as acids or bases. Symptoms vary, but skin reactions, pain or numbness are common.

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Erysipelas

Erysipelas is a bacterial infection in the upper layer of your skin. A raised rash or blisters occur most commonly on the legs and face, and may be accompanied by fever and chills.

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Ebola Virus and Disease

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body.

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Gangrene

Gangrene is the term used to describe when part of your body tissue dies, usually because it is not getting enough blood from your circulatory system. Gangrene usually affects your extremities-the areas farthest fro...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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