Painful Scratching

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by Chrissy112233, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Chrissy112233

    Chrissy112233 New Member

    Does anyone have any idea why I could be experiencing pain when I scratch my upper back below my neck. Even a simple scratch brings pain like burning. It is so sensitive. It is similar to what shingles would feel like. There are no signs of anything..just painful whenever I scratch..even lightly.
  2. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Welcome. ProHealth does not provide any doctors for these boards so you are getting responses from people like you.

    It may be a type of nerve pain and if it is shingles, it would be vital to see your doctor on a super rush because early treatment can lessen the symptoms.
  3. amanda42

    amanda42 New Member

    I was just telling my husband the same thing tonight. I scratched my back lightly and about 2 seconds later it felt like i had scratched my skin off. This only happens when im in the middle of a flare.