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Cold drips of water feeling in my skin.

Like what ? This happens all the time and it only goes on for a few minutes , its mostly in my arms and shoulder and I was even trying to wipe my arm thinking there was water on my skin at school and my friend thought I was insane.  Like what is this? I have a medical Disorder in my skin that has like little white heads and stuff , but I have no idea what its called. Its in my legs too. What is this ? is it like nerves or ?
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. The abnormal sensations of water dripping are due to paresthesia seen in peripheral neuropathies or vascular pathologies. Hence peripheral vascular pathologies like deep vein thrombosis have to be ruled out either by angiograms or by dopplar studies. There are several causes for peripheral neuropathies including diabetes, hypothyroidism, chronic involvement of liver or kidney, chronic alcohol use etc. Hypoparathyroidism too should be looked into apart from hypothyroidism.

Neck strain, spondylotic changes in cervical vertebrae, bone disease or bad posture should be looked into. Nerve infections as in lyme’s disease too should be investigated. Nerve conduction studies should be done along with blood tests for above mentioned disorders. Vitamin B12 deficiency too should be looked into. Multiple sclerosis is another possibility but less likely in your case.  Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Can you explain thoroughly what you mean since most people don't understand that terminology??
Hello eueueueu, let me see if I can help with some of the terminology.  Paresthesia is the medical term of abnormal sensation (such as tingling or pins and needles) and it is often caused by damage to the peripheral nerves. Here's some more information to read https://www.webmd.com/brain/paresthesia-facts.  The peripheral nervous system works with your body sending messages to the brain. Peripheral neuropathy indicates damage to this function.   https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352061.  The doctor is saying that this needs to be ruled out as the cause.  Then you can go from there once you have this information under the guidance of your doctor.  She also references spondylitic changes which is related to spondylitis which is inflammation of the vertebrae.

Hope this helps and we are always happy to try to explain something.  

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Hello dr mathur.. I too have water sensation dripping down my leg and other neurological issues ear pressure sensitivity to light and a feeling of anxiety which I never had.. I had knee surgery and concerned something happened with the nerve block.. The problem is I also have Lyme disease but I was doing well with Lyme and this happens post surgery. Is it possible a nerve block can cause problems and what tests should be done.. I have nuerologist appt nxt week thank u so much..Tracey
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I have Lyme disease too and the same phantom water droplets. It's from the Lyme disease, I don't know if that means it's still active but it sure sounds like it.
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I was lying in bed playing on my kindle when It feels like water is dripping on my arms and hands. It doesn't hurt its just weird. My arm was bone dry when this happened. iIt went on for a minute or so and then stopped and five minutes later it went on again. Can someone please explain what is happening? Im 11 years old.
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I don't want to scare you but it could be Lyme disease. I had the same thing happen but on my leg and I eventually found out it was from Lyme disease.
It's surely not lyme disease, I feel the same and i don't have lyme disease. I think it's the nerves
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I understood everything and thank her for her help.
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Thank you for your thorough answer. This was very helpful to me. It made sense because I have problems with my neck. It calmed my fears. Thanks again.
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Have you been checked for Lyme disease? It causes neck pain, phantom water droplets and various other random symptoms that can come and go. I searched for several years and finally got diagnosed correctly. Go see an LLMD.
It's not always that, people know if they have lyme disease, it's so obvious
Eueueueu actually a lot puff people don't know if they have lyme disease out their symptoms are less obvious. You are obviously not a medical professional as you didn't understand what the Dr above said so pls stop telling people it isn't LD when you actually have no idea and don't know their medical history.
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Lyme disease is a good possibility. I have the bumps and the phantom water droplets.
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