Hyperesthesia - Definition

January 2017


Definition


Hyperesthesia, also known as mechanical allodynia, is characterized by an exacerbated sensitivity to different stimuli of the senses. This affects the perception of pain, vibration, hot or cold, and touch. Hyperesthesia can be caused by a disease or physiological condition, and the resulting sensation is sometimes described by sufferers as painful, or even unbearable. This condition requires multifactor treatment methods, along with consultations with a doctor, specialist, and psychotherapist. It can be treated with pain relief medication and anxiolytics.

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