3 Fibromyalgia Skin Symptoms and How to Manage Them

Symptoms & Causes

Fibromyalgia has so many issues affiliated with it, and one of those issues is related to the health and condition of our skin. For those who are sensitive to clothing touching their skin, rashes and other issues just exacerbate the discomfort.

According to Healthy Plan, some of the skin issues related to fibromyalgia include rashes, burning and tingling, and dry skin. Our skin is our largest organ and when our body is reacting to something or detoxing, it’s bound to affect our skin in various ways.

Rashes
Fibromyalgia rashes can be flat or raised, itchy or sore, and some even feel like a crawling sensation under the skin. They can make touch all the more difficult and potentially more painful. Some can be the result of allergic reactions to medicines or food, but if you’re not sure about the reason behind your rash, you should get it checked out by a physician or dermatologist.

Burning and tingling
This skin condition is also known as paresthesia, and it can be quite painful and uncomfortable. It can be caused by tense muscles pressing on nerves and can cause numbness. As the area warms up and blood starts flowing more freely, symptoms may improve.

Dry skin
FMS often causes dry skin. Make sure you stay hydrated; drink plenty of water, eat fruits and vegetables and steer clear of fast foods. Try using a natural, fragrance-free moisturizing lotion on your skin. Dry skin can become itchy and uncomfortable so it’s important we take care of it. It can also peel, causing further discomfort.

Other fibromyalgia-related skin issues include rosacea and acne breakouts.

According to Everyday Health, to take better care of your skin, try the following: limit your time out in the sun and use sunscreen; use gentle cleansers on your skin; bathe in lukewarm water and pat dry afterward, and use makeup that uses less harsh ingredients.

Good skin hygiene is a must, especially with fibromyalgia.

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