What Causes Strange Skin Sensations?
Strange skin sensations can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose strange skin sensations, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "strange skin sensations" as a symptom. Here are three possibilities:
- Epstein-Barr Virus
- Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor tolerance of heat
continuing slight limb numbness
loss of sensation
major unexplained weight gain
shortness of breath when at rest
occasional unexplained nausea
somewhat disturbed sleep
occasional unexplained vomiting
... and more than 50 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of strange skin sensations:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have any other skin sensations that can only be described as "strange"?
→ Don't know
→ Occasionally - a few times each year
→ Regularly - a few times per month
→ Frequently or (almost) always
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no odd skin sensations, occasional odd skin sensations, regular odd skin sensations or frequent odd skin sensations, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: