Meralgia Paresthetica

Tingling, numbness, and burning sensation in the outer part of the thigh is called Meralgia paresthetica, which is an effect of the compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Risk factors include diabetes, lead exposure, pregnancy, injury, and obesity. Phonophoresis, Physical therapy, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, along with medications, can treat it.

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Why has my skin become sensitive without any visible symptom?

Query: Hello doctor,A part of my skin has become extremely sensitive for no apparent reason. The skin does not look different at all, and it seems to literally be the skin and nothing deeper or muscular. It is an area roughly 10 cm by 10 cm (~5”) on the front of my upper right thigh, the bottom of the ar...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide a clear photograph for better understanding. With the description given it can be frictional dermatitis or tinea if it is itching. If there is no itching and only burning sensation, avoid friction of both legs by wearing suitable clothes and apply some...  Read Full »

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