In moments of intense emotional excitement, the human body can be covered for a short period of time with an unusual rash, which is accompanied by pruritus and tingling. Medical language this phenomenon is called paresthesia, and people say that they run creeps on the body. But in fact, the sensations of paresthesia are similar to those that arise from insects running around the body, while the appearance of the skin resembles the skin of a goose rather plucked. Hence, another name for this phenomenon is goosebump.
According to statistics, every person who is able to experience feelings and emotions, even once experienced a chill on the skin. Alas, this symptom is not always as harmless as it seems at first glance. The thing is that sometimes the sensation of crawling along the body is associated not with the influence of the sensory, temperature or pain factor, but with some pathology of health.
Causes of the sensation of goosebumps
The answer to the question why the body is covered with goose bumps lies quite deep, at the very sources of human development. According to the evolutionary theory of Darwin, man is nothing but a more developed animal in every respect. So, he has the same reflexes as other animals. Many of the body's reactions, as unnecessary, disappeared, and others can remind themselves of themselves from time to time.
What is goosebumps? This appearance on the skin of pimples in the area of the hair bulb, because of which the hair itself is lifted and becomes perpendicular to the skin, resembling the animal's furrowed hair. In the animal world, this reaction is protective. Remember at least a hedgehog or a cat, which for a while seems to increase in size and seem more formidable.
A man with a poor hair covering such a reaction is no longer necessary. Nevertheless, at times of a strong emotional outburst or exposure to cold, the body is sometimes lost, not knowing how to respond to such a strong irritant factor, and recalls a defensive reaction that, although lost its importance in the course of evolution, but still remains in biological memory .
A similar reaction can occur when a person experiences strong emotional experiences (this may be ecstasy or horror, intense excitement or sexual arousal), freezes or experiences sudden pain. The appearance of specific sensations is associated with a sharp release of a large amount of adrenaline into the blood, which in turn is considered the strongest neurotransmitter. It helps to narrow the vessels of the skin and leads to muscle tonus near the hair bulb, which we see in the form of small tubercles in the hair growth zone.
Since almost all the reactions of the body are controlled by the nervous system (and in particular the cerebral cortex, which carries out both conscious and subconscious reactions), the influence of negative factors on it can have a response in the form of running goose bumps even at normal temperatures and a stable emotional state. Such irritating factors include head and body injuries, nerve compression, tissue hypoxia.
To draw a line between physiological and pathological reactions is often not so simple. Even the tiniest nuances play a role here. Take, for example, goose bumps from the touch. Such a reaction can be caused by touching particularly sensitive areas of the body or by pressing on the reflex points. Nevertheless, the touch of any part of the skin of a loved one also causes a feeling that all over the body are running creepy. If in the first case we are dealing only with local irritation of nerve endings, then in the second case, the emotionally sensitive sphere also turns on.
But what about the situation when the prickles on the body arise from the touch of an outsider, in relation to which a person does not feel high feelings or fear? Here, the pathological reaction associated with neurosis is most likely to occur, as a result of which the nervous system reacts very sharply to any stimuli. Constant crawl on the body when you touch your own skin can also be attributed to a neurotic reaction.
The appearance of goosebumps on the body can be seen in people, especially sensitive to tickling. It is worth tickling them behind the ear, and the creeps will scatter all over the body, as a response to the irritation of the nerve endings.
But on the other hand, tickling (as sometimes called an itch on the skin) and goose bumps are symptoms of paresthesia (impaired sensitivity), the causes of which often lie in a certain pathology of health.
Pathological causes of a feeling of goosebumps
If an emotionally calm person who is not exposed to cold or heat, periodically gets crawl on the body, this is an occasion to reflect on what is associated with inadequate response of the nervous system and what causes it. After all, creeps on the surface of the body can indicate certain abnormalities inside it, which do not go as far as the creeps themselves.
Deficiency of vitamins. One of the most common causes of this symptom is banal avitaminosis. Deficiency of vitamins of group В (В1, В2, В6, В12) leads to malfunctions in work of nervous system, after all it depends on balance of these vitamins its functionality.
With a lack of vitamins B, C and D, local immunity also suffers. The skin loses its protective properties and becomes prone to irritation. Vessels lose their elasticity and burst, which leads to a violation of blood circulation and deterioration of the blood supply of various tissues, which causes their hypoxia. In this case, the brain and the nervous system suffer in the first place.
In addition to crawling on the body, avitaminosis can be manifested by changes in the appearance and characteristics of the skin, the onset of allergic reactions, burning of the skin, severe weakness and fatigue, impaired appetite, memory and attention impairment, sleep disturbances, limb cramps, dyspnea, edematous syndrome, etc.
Deficiency of microelements. Similar symptoms along with abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract (impaired appetite, nausea sometimes with vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) may also occur with a deficiency in the body of magnesium.
When there is a calcium deficiency in the blood caused by a decrease in parathyroid gland function, the following symptomatology is observed: soreness with contraction of the muscles, omission of the corners of the mouth and eyelids, colic in the abdomen, fainting, impaired vision, deterioration of the skin, hair, nails, teeth, vomiting, diarrhea and goose bumps.
Drug therapy. Causing the appearance of goosebumps on the body can also take some medications. Such popular drugs as "Ofloxacin" (fluoroquinolone antibiotic antibiotic), "Cycloserine" (antibiotic for the treatment of tuberculosis), "Isoniazid" and "Prothionamide" (anti-tuberculosis drugs), drugs for epilepsy and hypertension have, as a side effect, skin.
Often the appearance of crawling on the body, accompanied by other suspicious symptoms indicates the development of diseases of the nervous system and brain.
Multiple sclerosis. If a pleasant shiver in the body and the tingles are associated with positive emotional experiences, then paresthesia (goosebumps usually in the face, numbness, tingling) combined with tremors and weakness of the hands, gait disturbance, impaired vision and sound quality can indicate with great certainty such a dangerous autoimmune pathology, like multiple sclerosis. In this case, the body itself destroys the myelin sheath of the nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in the appearance of the corresponding symptomatology.
Stroke. Hemorrhage in the brain is the result of blockage and rupture of the vessels of the brain. Acute disturbance of cerebral circulation causes oxygen starvation of the main organ of the nervous system, hence headaches and dizziness, goose bumps, fainting. Later, symptoms such as skewed facial features, partial paralysis of the muscles, and discrepancy in the size of the eyes are also observed. The person speaks badly and does not understand someone else's speech.
Craniocerebral injury. The appearance of crawling sensation on the body, as a symptom of paresthesia, in this case can be observed both on one side of the body, and on both at the same time, depending on which part of the brain was damaged.
Guillain-Barre syndrome. With this pathology, the autotel body is damaged by the spinal cord roots, as a result of which the person first loses sensitivity to the body, and then loses its motor abilities. First, goose bumps appear in the region of the upper limbs, and then very quickly the sensations spread to the legs and chest.
Tumor processes in the brain. Shivers on the skin and paresthesia in this case are observed in the area of the hands and face. By the way, a similar symptomatology can occur with a migraine with an aura.
Vegeto-vascular dystonia. Shivers on the body with VSD are one of the neurological symptoms, indicating an imbalance in the tone of the sympathetic and parasympathetic departments of the central nervous system. Many patients experience headaches, become irritable and prone to depression, feel tingling in the face and hands, and complain of incomprehensible chills and goose bumps all over the body. Plus, all this can be accompanied by caryological symptoms that only aggravate the condition of patients with VSD.
Neuropathies of different localization. If the nerve is affected in the neck and occiput, then the shivers appear in the vicinity of the area where the nerve was squashed, injured or otherwise damaged. With neuropathy of the musculoskeletal or ulnar nerve, you can feel the creeps in the area of the elbow and the lateral part of the forearm. If the patient complains that the abdomen is hurting and crawling along the body in the pelvic region and hip, then it is most likely a neuropathy of the lumbar plexus. Especially if the symptoms become more pronounced, if the elongated leg is lifted up.
With neuropathy of the femoral nerve, goose bumps appear in the lumbar region, inner and anterior surfaces of the thigh and lower leg, accompanied by pain in the groin area. Damage to the subcutaneous nerve is manifested by crawling, pain and numbness in the skin on the inner surface of the shin and foot, down to the thumb.
The cause of the crawling on the body can be various pathologies of the heart and blood vessels. On heart pathology indicates such a symptom as the appearance of goosebumps on the left side of the body. And if they also attach pain in the chest, giving to the left arm or shoulder, dizziness, feelings of anxiety or fear, one can suspect a myocardial infarction.
If a person has goosebumps and chills, not associated with changes in body temperature, plus this does not happen quickly, but lasts about 10 minutes, the cause of this clinical picture may be a violation of the heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
Chills and chills on the body can have and not at all cardiac reasons.
Causes to cause goosebumps on the body and fever. The difference in body temperature and the environment causes chills, because the air temperature now seems to be lower than it really is.
Take, for example, goose bumps on the body for a cold. The organism, being involved in the fight against viruses and bacteria, deliberately increases the temperature of the body, thereby causing a partial death. A rise in body temperature in turn causes chills and the appearance of so-called goosebumps.
If the shivers appear on the body and hands, you can determine the cause of this phenomenon by paying attention to the spine. A similar symptom can be observed in pathologies such as osteochondrosis, spondylolisthesis (displacement of the vertebrae), cervical tumor and spine trauma.
With osteochondrosis, when the nerves and blood vessels are compressed by the affected vertebrae of a modified form, the goose bumps can be felt not only in the body and hands, but also in the legs. In this case, there may be a loss of sensitivity of some part of the skin, chilliness of the upper and lower extremities.
In patients with diabetes mellitus, a symptom in the form of loss of skin sensitivity and running of the goosebumps along the limbs and limbs may indicate the development of such complications as diabetic polyneuropathy.
Strangely enough, but the crawl on the body can be a symptom of inflammatory diseases of the ENT organs. For example, with genyantritis crawling not so much throughout the body as in the head, usually on the scalp. A similar sensation against the background of fever and bursting pain in the sinuses of the nose is felt by a person infected with the parainfluenza virus, a week after infection.
The sensation of running creeps on the legs can appear with varicose veins and restless leg syndrome, a frequent cause of which is renal failure. Shivers all over the body and itching can appear on the background of hormonal failures caused by disruption of the endocrine glands (thyroid gland, adrenal glands), as well as against the background of chronic alcoholism. The appearance of imaginary "insects" in different parts of the body can be caused by inflammation of the muscles in the area around which there is activity of goosebumps.
Chronic goose bumps
There is such a pathology, in which the human body seems always covered with goosebumps. The name of this disease is hyperkeratosis, and it manifests itself in the increased content of keratin cells in the stratum corneum. Thus, the epidermis thickens, and the hair follicles thicken, protruding above the surface of the skin.
One of the varieties of the pathology of the skin is follicular hyperkeratosis, in which a rash appears on the human body that looks like a goosebump. The keratinized skin begins to peel with time, its scales fall into the hair follicles and block them. The follicles become inflamed and blush, which is manifested as a small reddish rash.
Places of lesion usually become elbows and knees, buttocks, hips (especially outside). The affected skin becomes particularly sensitive to thermal and mechanical irritations.
Risk factors for the development of hyperkeratosis can be considered hereditary predisposition, lack of vitamins A and C in the body, use of hard water for skin hygiene, impaired personal hygiene, exposure to cold and wind, drying up the skin, metabolic pathologies, etc.
Treatment of pathology is long, based on the fight against the disease that caused hyperkeratosis, and improving the skin condition. However, with age, the symptoms are smoothed out, and the skin acquires a normal appearance.
Goosebumps in women
Women have more reasons for the appearance of goosebumps than in men. This is partly due to the greater emotionality and sensitivity of the weaker sex compared to the strong one. For example, such emotional reaction as delight, against which goose-tails most often go, can truly be called feminine. Men are more restrained in this regard.
Strong excitement and fears are also more characteristic of the female sex, which means that the emotional creeps in women appear more often than in men.
Another important reason for the appearance of this symptom can be called hormonal restructuring of the body. Men may experience hormonal failures at the age when puberty occurs, or against the background of pathologies of the endocrine system, which again occur more frequently in women than in men.
But women have hormonal failures much more often: in adolescence, when a girl becomes a girl, during pregnancy, on the eve and during menopause. The appearance of goosebumps on the body before and during menstruation is also associated with a violation of the hormonal balance.
In pregnancy, the tingles can be related to both hormonal changes in the body and some of the pathologies listed above, so it is very important to pay attention to other symptoms. For example, a chill that appears in the form of goosebumps occurs most often against a background of overheating or overcooling, with an increase in temperature indicating a development of pathological processes in the body.
The cause of the goosebumps in women may be a lack of vitamins and trace elements due to malnutrition. The practice of reducing weight with the help of hard diets, impoverishing the body, is especially widespread in the female circle. The creeps on the body in this case appear together with unsightly skin changes (dryness, pallor or grayish-yellow unhealthy hue, peeling), deterioration of the hair, nails, teeth and other symptoms of avitaminosis, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia and other deficient conditions.
Goose bumps in the baby's body
Babies are our joy and the meaning of life. It is clear that the parents of the baby, especially mothers, react so sharply to the appearance of strange, repetitive symptoms, such as creeps on the body.
More often the appearance of creeps on the skin of a child is associated with hypothermia. If the baby is frozen, he can start, hiccough, it gives goose bumps on his skin, and hairs stand on end. However, similar symptoms can be observed even when the baby pissed.
If the chills on the baby's skin appear from overheating (heat exposure, wrapping), then their occurrence is associated with an increase in body temperature (reaction to the temperature difference). The child can become restless or vice versa flaccid, experiencing headaches.
Murals can be observed on sensitive children's skin exposed to irritation (prolonged contact with moisture, rough mechanical action).
Imperfection of the immune system of the child determines an increased tendency to allergic manifestations. Therefore, sometimes on the skin of a child you can observe a small allergic rash, accompanied by itching (allergy or diathesis), which reminds goose bumps.
The appearance of the above-described goose bumps in the body of a child can be called a physiological reaction that does not indicate any pathology. However, sometimes such a symptom is a characteristic feature of neurological pathologies, brain diseases, skin and autoimmune diseases developing at such a young age (hyperkeratosis, red hair follicles, vasculitis, epilepsy, neurotic disorders, meningitis, etc.). Shivers on the body of the child should not be confused with pathological skin rash in infectious pathologies (chicken pox, rubella, measles, scarlet fever).
Symptoms of the sensation of goosebumps
The first signs of such an organism reaction, like goosebumps, are the appearance on the skin of small tubercles and a sensation of a slight tingling in the area of the hair bulb, sometimes accompanied by a brief itch. Tingling and itching pass together with the disappearance of the pimples, and there is no trace left on the skin (except that the combs).
At the time of the irritating factor in a person there is a feeling that tens and hundreds of insects run through his skin. At the same time, he can clearly feel how the hair on the body and head rise.
The creeps on the skin, which supposedly arise without a cause for various pathologies, do not appear as a single symptom. To them, numbness of the skin, a feeling of tightening, strong discomfort and painful sensations, other than a slight tingling, are added.
Emotional and cold goose bumps have a short "life" and pass right away, as soon as the action of the irritating factor subsides a little. But the pathological creeps appear quite often and blame for a longer period of time.
Complications and consequences
The relation to such a phenomenon as the creeps on the body should be different, depending on their kind. If it's emotional creeps that arise against the background of an overexcitement of the nervous system, then it is not necessary to fight them. They pass by themselves, leaving no trace of themselves outside or inside the body.
But if the appearance of goose bumps is associated with some pathology of health, this symptom definitely should be paid attention. The creeps themselves do not pose a threat to life or health, but ignoring their cause can lead to sad consequences.
In some diseases, goose bumps appear at the initial stage, for example, with a cold, and this is a signal to take all measures to prevent the spread of the infection. In other pathologies, this symptom indicates complications (diabetic polyneuropathy, etc.), which may indicate ineffectiveness of treatment.
The creeps on the body can be temporary and regularly recurring. A temporary symptom is considered if it occurs immediately after the influence of the irritating factor (a burst of emotions, the compression of the nerve in an uncomfortable posture) and completely disappears after the end of the action of the stimulus. Treatment of such a symptom is considered meaningless. The danger is presented only by repeated episodes of goosebumps.
In any case, if the creeps on the body regularly appear for no apparent reason, it is worth consulting with the doctor about the possible causes of this condition.
Diagnostics of the sensation of goosebumps
Goose bumps can appear in various places, including even the surface of the tongue. By the way, the reasons for such a phenomenon are a lot of creeps: tongue rubbing as a result of poorly made prostheses, bite violation after tooth extraction, reaction to fill material, vitamin B12 deficiency, language innervation, inflammation in the brain envelope, stomach ulcer, pathology throat and nose. Depending on the localization of the symptom, even before the visit of the therapist, it is possible to draw definite conclusions about the cause of the creeping.
If the appearance of murash is a single case and is observed against the background of an excited state, there is nothing to worry about. Other thing, if such a symptom arises with an enviable regularity and is not related to the emotional state of a person. Here it is worth analyzing the situation and seeking help from a doctor.
There are some important points that allow one to assume some pathologies. So, if the creep "run" in the trunk region only on one side, the possible cause of their appearance can be considered pathology of the heart and blood vessels, but do not exclude and certain brain diseases (in this case, the violation of sensitivity and creeps has a localization, which side of the brain is affected).
If the creeps "run" on the hands and feet, there is a high probability that their appearance is associated with the pathology of the spine. But do not forget that these areas are abundantly endowed with nerve endings, which means that paresthesia can cause jamming, squeezing, or other damage to nearby nerves (neuropathies), unless, of course, there are other suspicious symptoms (fainting, disturbed vision and hearing, respiratory processes and swallowing, etc.), indicating more serious diseases.
It is important to pay attention to the direction of movement of the goose. If the localization of the symptom changes in the direction from the large joints in the extremities, it is most likely that it is a disease of the spinal column. In the event that the creeps run from the fingers in the opposite direction, it's about neuropathy.
It is worthwhile to carefully examine the place of the appearance of creepy. Dangerous symptoms are: severe impairment of the sensation of the body, pallor of the skin, a decrease in body temperature in this area (for example, cold hands and feet), a small number of fine hairs on a restricted area of the body, where there are goosebumps, pain.
If you have any suspicious symptoms, you should consult a physician-therapist who will assess the situation and send it to other specialists: neurologist, cardiologist, endocrinologist.
It is very important during the first meeting not only to describe the emerging symptoms, but also to indicate their exact localization, in parallel sharing the results of their observations of the movement of the goose, the time of their appearance, other sensations.
Since the crawl on the body is nevertheless a reaction of the nervous system, and the various pathologies of organs and systems can cause disruption of innervation, the doctor prescribes tests to detect abnormalities in their work. In addition to the general analysis of blood and urine that help determine the presence of inflammatory processes, a blood test is performed for the presence of toxic substances that can cause not only visual and auditory hallucinations, but also affect the innervation of organs, which causes paresthesia and goose bumps.
Depending on the expected diagnosis, the patient is referred for additional examination in the framework of instrumental diagnostics.
Possible studies for paresthesia and goose bumps on the body:
Dopplerography of vessels (it is prescribed if the symptoms are localized in the neck, lower extremities, abdominal cavity),
X-ray examination (for problems with the spine),
Magnetic resonance imaging (performed with suspicion of head or spinal cord disease),
The electrocardiogram (it is obligatory at pathologies of heart),
Ultrasound (with heart pathologies and tumor processes),
Electroencephalogram of the brain (carried out with suspicion of any disruption of the work of neural structures),
Electroneuromyography (necessary for assessing the state of muscle and nerve fibers in neurological pathologies),
Rheovasography (assessment of blood flow in vascular pathology).
Differential diagnosis is based on the results of physical examination, history and patient complaints, laboratory and instrumental studies. It is important not only to differentiate emotional and pathological craws on the body, but also to clearly identify the cause of their appearance.
For example, the same crawl in the tongue can be both a dental problem and a neurological problem, respectively, and treatment in both situations will be different.
Emotional goosebumps are not considered a pathological condition, which means that no treatment is required for them. Another thing is the goose bumps that appear due to the development of some pathology of health. Here already treatment is appointed depending on the basic diagnosis.
The question of how to get rid of creeps on the body can be called rhetorical. Everyone understands that you do not need to get rid of emotional creeps, very quickly they will disappear themselves. As for "goosebumpings" (another name for the described symptom) for various diseases, it is necessary to understand here that the external manifestation of goose bumps on the body actually has internal roots. Those. To struggle with only one of the external symptoms of the disease does not make sense, it is necessary to treat the body from the inside.
Drugs for the treatment of pathology that causes creepy on the body, appoint a doctor who specializes in the area to which the diagnosed disease belongs. Since in the formation of crawling on the body the main role is played nevertheless by the nervous system, then in any pathologies the doctor can prescribe medications that normalize her work.
Medications used in neurology:
In the syndrome of restless legs, such drugs are dopamine antagonists "Mirapex" and "Finlepsin".
Diabetic polyneuropathy, which is one of the complications of diabetes mellitus, is treated with the help of preparations of alpha-lipoic acid ("Berlithion", "Oktolipen", "Tiogamma", "Neurorolip", "Tioctic acid", etc.).
If the reason for the disruption of the nervous system is a lack of vitamins, the doctor prescribes vitamin-mineral complexes containing the appropriate substances in which the body is experiencing an urgent need.
For various neuropathies, drugs that improve the functioning of the nervous system (mainly vitamin complexes Neurovitan, Neurobex, Neurobex Neo, Milgamma, etc.) are prescribed and relieve the pain syndrome (Midokalm, Sirdalud, etc.) ).
Deficiency of magnesium in the body can be replenished with the drug "Magne B6".
In vascular pathologies for the improvement of blood microcirculation, Vasendilators "Trental", "Pentoxifylline", "Nicotinic acid", as well as drugs with neuroprotective action ("Actovegin", "Berlition", etc.) are prescribed.
With increased excitability of the nervous system, sedatives can be prescribed on a plant basis.
When paresthesias and the appearance of goosebumps, physiotherapeutic treatment is additionally prescribed. The basic procedures of physiotherapy with neurological pathologies: electrophoresis, amplipulse or diadynamic therapy, paraffinotherapy, magnetotherapy, mud therapy, hirudotherapy. All these methods are aimed at improving the work of nerves and muscles, normalizing blood circulation, removing inflammation and pain.
Surgical treatment of pathologies that cause crawling in the body is carried out only if drug and physiotherapy do not bring the desired result (usually with neoplasms that squeeze the nerve, with myocardial infarction, diabetic polyneuropathy).
Popular cures for goose bumps
Since the normalization of the central and peripheral nervous system is impossible without replenishment of the reserves in the body of B vitamins, for all neurological pathologies, the drug of choice is the complex drug "Neurovitan" containing all the vitamins necessary in this case (octothiamine, a combination of vitamin B1 and alpha- lipoic acid, pyridoxine or vitamin B6, riboflavin or vitamin B2, cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12).
For patients older than 14 years, the drug is prescribed in the dosage indicated by the doctor. Usually it is 1-4 tablets a day. The course of treatment is 1 month.
Children older than 8 years take from 1 to 3 tablets per day. Babies under 8 years of age are prescribed from ¼ to 1 tablet per day. The course of treatment is from 14 to 30 days.
Contraindications to the use of the drug are allergic diseases of any etiology and hypersensitivity to the drug. Do not apply the drug with increased acidity of the stomach and ulcerative gastrointestinal lesions, thromboembolism, blood diseases (erythrocytosis and erythremia).
Admission of the drug may be accompanied by the following side effects: general weakness, changes in blood pressure, frequent pulse, nausea, belching, hyperhidrosis. Some patients complain that their eyes begin to itch, heat in the upper body (hot flashes), the temperature rises, the mucous membranes dry out. Sometimes there are allergic and anaphylactic reactions against a background of hypersensitivity.
Interesting in terms of the treatment of neurological diseases, pathologies of the endocrine and vascular system is the drug "Neurobeks Neo", which, in addition to the B vitamins (vitamins B1, B2, B3, calcium pantothenate or vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid or vitamin B9, vitamin B12) contains also ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Thus, the drug treats many diseases and helps to increase the body's defenses.
The drug is prescribed 1 capsule per day in the morning, when vitamins are digested best. According to the doctor, the dosage can be doubled. The course of treatment ranges from 2 weeks to 1 month.
The drug has the same contraindications and side effects as Neurovitan. In pediatrics, it is recommended to apply it, starting at age 12.
"Milgamma" is a complex vitamin preparation in tablets and injections. The injection contains lidocaine, which together with vitamin B12 provides effective anesthesia.
The injection solution is administered intramuscularly, applying it at the beginning of therapy. First, the medicine is injected deep into the tissue 1 time per day, then 1 time in 2 days as maintenance therapy (in the second stage, injections can be replaced with taking tablets - 1 tablet per day). The effective dosage of the solution is 2 ml. In case of pain, 3 tablets a day or intramuscular injections are prescribed. The course of treatment is 1 month.
The drug is used to treat patients older than 16 years. The drug is not prescribed for severe heart failure and hypersensitivity to the drug.
"Actovegin" is a drug with a neuroprotective effect, which is used to treat vascular pathologies and polyneuropathies, one of the symptoms of which are the goose bumps. The drug is used in the form of tablets and an injection solution.
Actovegin in tablets appoint, as a rule, 1 or 2 dragees per reception. Take medicine before meals, with water. Multiplicity of admission - 3 times a day. The course of treatment is 1-1.5 months.
In vascular pathologies, the drug can be administered intravenously in the form of injections or droppers. Treatment of diabetic polyneuropathy is carried out in 2 sets. First, intravenous injections (2 g per day) are made for 21 days, and then switch to taking 2-3 tablets per day for a long time.
The drug is not prescribed for heart failure in the stage of decompensation (for infusions), pulmonary edema, oliguria and anuria, urinary retention in the body, hypersensitivity to the drug.
Side effects when taking the drug: rashes and redness on the skin, fever, swelling syndrome, allergic and anaphylactic reactions.
Alternative medicine is also ready to offer its admirers a few recipes, with which you can improve your health and get rid of the goose bumps. Alternative treatment for paresthesia and "goose" skin is based on the use of natural, mostly herbal remedies. Therefore, the treatment of herbs comes to the forefront.
Medicinal herbs and their collections are used for both internal use and for medical baths.
To improve the condition of the vessels advise to use anti-sclerotic tea. It can be brewed on the basis of herbs and plants: dandelion (root), hawthorn or wild strawberries (fruits), birch or cowberry (leaves), blueberries (leaves and fruits). A glass of boiling water take 1 tablespoon. Shredded raw materials.
Lowering blood cholesterol, which becomes the cause of vascular occlusion and circulatory disorders, can be done with the help of such a composition: leaves of strawberries, mountain ash, quinoa, milk thistle and corn stigmas. It is also useful to add shredded world cabbage (kelp) to dishes.
As a sedative collection is used a composition of dill seeds, valerian roots, herb thyme and motherwort (1 tablespoon collection per glass of boiling water). Take the formula 3 times daily before meals for 2 months.
To prepare a therapeutic bath take the following herbs: calendula (flowers), thyme, motherwort, horsetail and nettle (for 3 liters of water take 10 spoons of a mixture of herbs). 10-15 warm 20-minute procedures are performed.
When paresthesias of the hands and feet are useful, young nettles, the leaves and stems of which are recommended to be kneaded (or walk on them with their feet), providing a healing effect for the entire body, affecting the nerve endings.
Apply with goosebumps and apply white clay on the affected area. Clay is diluted with water to make it look like thick sour cream, and applied to the skin, covered with a warm cloth for 1-1.5 hours. Course - 10 procedures, which take place every 2 days.
On the day of improving the work of the nervous system and blood vessels, it is useful to use foods such as Jerusalem artichoke (sweet potato or sweet potato), onion, garlic, sea kale, apples, sea buckthorn, beets. Also useful are sea fish, nuts, lard, unrefined oil.
Regarding the homeopathic treatment of pathological goose bumps, we can say that it is not always advisable. Everything depends on the pathology and the cause of its development. For example, if the pathology is caused by a nerve trauma, then the homeopaths themselves say that the effect of taking homeopathic medicines can be relatively small.
With neuropathies, homeopathic physicians recommend that the following medicines be drunk for a long time: Hypericum in 6 dilutions of 5 granules 2 times a day and Sepia in 12 dilutions of 3 granules before bedtime. Medication should be taken between meals, holding the granules in your mouth until they dissolve.
In the case of neurological disorders, vitamin and vitamin-mineral complexes Milgamma compositum (in the form of pellets) and Gamma Difensoto (in the form of ampoule solution and drops), complex preparations Gamma biopaks, Gamma biotab, Gamma alginate, used to treat diseases of the nervous system.
To treat polyneuropathy, you can use such drugs: Carbo vegetalis and Rus toxicodendron in 6 dilutions of 5 pellets per reception. The first drug should be taken 1 time a day in the morning, the second - only in the evening. The course of treatment is long.
In trauma to the spine, the homeopathic preparation Traumeel is useful. And for the treatment of osteochondrosis of different parts of the spine, the medicines Discus compositum, Coenzyme, Cerebrum compositum, Objective T, Tsinkum metallicum are used.
With ischemic disease, if the patient feels numbness and crawling crawling on his left hand, prescribe drugs Lachezis and Naya. In vascular pathologies, Ambra, Ignacia, Natrum myriaticum, Valerian, Glonoinum, Dioscorea, Aconite and other homeopathic remedies can be prescribed.
Avoiding the appearance of emotional creeps on the body is not so easy. How much should one be unfeeling to not react to such strong stimulants as horror, excessive joy, sexual arousal ?! And why struggle with what is not pathology.
But the prevention of neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine pathologies, will help to avoid the appearance of chronic goose bumps, which are a signal that the body is not all right.
In principle, preventive measures for all the above diseases are reduced to a healthy lifestyle and rational nutrition, which provides the body with all the necessary substances. Refusal from bad habits, carefully thought-out work and rest regime, frequent outdoor walks and physical exercises will help to avoid many health problems.
Many recipes of alternative medicine are used not only for treatment, but also for the prevention of various diseases. For example, it is possible, even in the absence of unpleasant symptoms, to use gradually anti-sclerotic tea and infusions of herbs that lower cholesterol in the blood, which will help to avoid problems with blood circulation. And bathing in a bath with herbs of medicinal herbs will help to normalize the state of the neuromuscular system.
For correct operation of the central nervous system and peripheral nerves, at least once a year it is recommended to drink any vitamin-mineral complex containing vitamins of group B and magnesium. Deficiency of vitamins and trace elements usually makes itself felt in the spring, so it is worth taking care of your health and taking vitamins, starting from January-February.
The prognosis of diseases in which crawling is observed in the body depends on the timeliness of seeking help and the accuracy of the doctor's recommendations. Usually passed the course of treatment helps to forget about such an unpleasant symptom for a long time. Another thing is that to normalize the general condition, you may need more than one therapeutic course. But does something prevent in the periods of remission to prevent the exacerbations at least with the help of the same alternative means? The main thing - the desire to be healthy, and patience will follow.
Last update: 19.06.2018
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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich
Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"
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