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Migraine sufferers may have more painful skin

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People with migraine are more likely to experience increased skin sensitivity or pain, according to a new study.

30 May, 2008 – 13:17

Simple actions like brushing hair, wearing jewellery or just getting dressed may cause skin pain for migraine sufferers due to an increase in the sensitivity of their skin.

According to the new study, sufferers of regular tension headaches also experience some increase in skin sensitivity and pain, but the figures were much higher among migraine sufferers.

The study, carried out by Marcelo E. Bigal, MD, PhD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and published in the April 08 issue of Neurology®, found that this type of skin pain was more common in women with migraine and people with migraine who were obese or had depression.

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