Other than pain, tenderness and fatigue, fibromyalgia patients also grapple with itchy skin and rashes. So what causes fibromyalgia itch? Below are some theories to explain fibromyalgia itch and rash.
As stated by Fibromyalgia Network, skin rashes can occur as a result of immunological disruption just underneath the skin surface. A medical expert conducted a research that pointed to certain groups of highly concentrated proteins. These proteins exist under the skin of fibro patients. It is believed that the body sees these proteins as foreign elements therefore causing the immune system to react by attacking the proteins. As a result, rashes will start appearing.
A Swedish researcher found that the capillaries below the skin of fibro patients are less numerous. They also appear to be distorted. As such, it hinders the the flow of blood towards the skin and other similar tissues. Hence, this leads to sensitivity or rashes on the patient’s skin.