Allodynia is pain caused by a stimuli which does not normally cause pain. An example is cutaneous allodynia which is pain caused by normal activities involving the skin such as brushing the hair, shaving, showering and other daily grooming activities. Sometimes intense pain can occur from the slightest brushing against the skin so that even clothing can cause agony. Sometimes this pain occurs in other areas than the area where the stimulus occurs but it is not the same thing as referred pain.
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