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Increased sensation

Also known as Hyperesthesia

Hyperesthesia (or hyperaesthesia) is a condition that involves an abnormal increase in sensitivity to stimuli of the sense. "When a non-noxious stimulus causes the sensation of pain the area will be termed hyperaesthetic". Stimuli of the senses can include sound that one hears, foods that one tastes, textures that one feels, and so forth. Increased touch sensitivity is referred to as "tactile hyperesthesia", and increased sound sensitivity is called "auditory hyperesthesia". Tactile hyperesthesia may be a common symptom of many neurologic disorders such as herpes zoster, peripheral neuropathy and radiculopathies. In 1979, and then in 1994, Merskey, Bogduk, Noordenbos, Devor and others (a subcommittee of International Association for the Study of Pain) proposed, instead of hyperaestheia, the concept of allodynia, meaning "other pain", defined as a pain resulting from a stimulus that does not normally provoke pain.

Source: Wikipedia

What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with increased sensation often receive physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, hemoglobin a1c measurement, lipid panel, corneal transplant, transurethral resection of prostate (turp), coronary thrombolysis and control of epistaxis .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with increased sensation include acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine, pregabalin (lyrica), celecoxib (celebrex), gabapentin, tramadol, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, air, mecamylamine, troleandomycin, indium oxyquinoline in-111 (indium in-111 oxyquinoline), pipecuronium (arduan), grepafloxacin (raxar) and rabbit anti-human t-lymphocyte globulin (thymoglobulin) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for increased sensation include age 30-44 years age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
2.2x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
2.2x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.1x
White
1.3x
Other
0.2x
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