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Painful skin

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin and the underlying tissue.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Red skin
  • Painful skin
  • High temperature
  • Skin rash
  • Feeling sick or nausea

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Cellulitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Shingles

Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Itchy rash
  • Blistering rash
  • Painful skin
  • Blisters on chest, abdomen or back
  • Numbness or tingling on chest or back

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Shingles.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.