Hello...I understand your concern.
There is a concept called - Skin Anxiety Syndrome.
During a bout of stress or anxiety,a series of emotional and a series of emotional and physiological alterations in hormones and enzymes in our body.
In response to stress, the sensory system of the body over-reacts, stimulating the nerve endings in the skin causing a burning sensation all over the body. In response to stress there is a theory where in the blood vessels constrict and this predisposes them to itching sensation. So during anxiety or even in anticipation of anxiety the skin starts to feel itchy and you tend to scratch.
This burning itching skin sensation can be mildly noticeable, moderately bothersome, or severely problematic. Generally, this burning and itching skin feeling doesn’t have any visible reason for it to feel that way. It appears the skin is itching and burning for no apparent reason.
This burning itching skin sensation can precede, accompany, or follow an episode of nervousness, anxiety, fear, and elevated stress, or occur ‘out of the blue’ and for no apparent reason.
This burning itching skin sensation can range in intensity from slight, to moderate, to severe. It can also come in waves, where it’s strong one moment and eases off the next.
This burning itching skin sensation can change from day to day, and/or from moment to moment.
Since this symptom is caused by stress and how it affects the body, reducing your body’s stress is the best way to eliminate anxiety and stress caused burning and itching skin sensations. As your body’s stress diminishes, this symptom should diminish and eventually disappear.
I suggest -
1. Drink a lot of water and especially take few sips when you are experiencing these symptoms.
2. Take deep breaths and self suggest yourself that you are going to be alright and that you do not have any serious ailment.
3. Try breathing exercises/ yoga and pranayama under the guidance of a trained professional.
4. Keep yourself busy and constantly involved in the work you like most - even some hobby.
5. For the radiating pain (if any) - Gabapentin can work wonders, but this is a prescription drug and you will require a doctor's prescription for it. But this may not hold good for you - as it is not pain and it is only stress induced itching.
6. If these suggestions are not working then, after evaluation you might require anxiolytic medications please.
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