Painful skin

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that 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.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

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

More information on Cellulitis is available here.

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

Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, 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

More information on Shingles is available here.

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