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burning sensation on the back of my head

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
42 years experience in Radiology
May need MRI : Mri more sensitive for spinal cord or other soft tissues.

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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Have someone look: it is either a skin (scalp) problem or muscle spasms such as neck. Have someone look and tell you if there's a rash or redness or hair loss. Otherwise ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience in Neurology
occipital neuralgia: While several conditions could cause someone to have burning sensation in the back of the head, occipital neuralgia is definitely part of the differen ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Occipital neuralgia: Irritation of the occipital nerve or another pain sensitve structure in the area may be the cause.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to r ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
See doctor: The symptoms don't suggest anything specific. I would get in to see her doctor.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Neurologic: See a specialist and get their professional advice.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neck pain: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve, you might want to try some over the counter antiinflammatory meds like Alieve or Motrin and if that does not hel ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Need an exam.: You need to see a dr. And have an exam: could be neurologic, could be actual bugs.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Balanitis: sometimes men can get irritation or fungal infection of the glans penis ( head ) . You can try an antifungal cream like clotrimazole ( Lotrimin AF) or ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: Sounds like it might be a form of anxiety. The symptoms are so varied it is hard to pick a neurological cause. To be 100% sure please consult with a n ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hemicranial headache: Need more information about he headache. It sounds like it might be a migraine headache. Better have it evaluated by your physician.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Time to see doctor: You need to see your doctor now for an exam. Give a good history. Once you have your diagnosis you will have your treatment plan
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Possible: Physical cause of tingling would be irritation or pinching of the nerve that supplies the skin of scalp. Even anxiety and stress can sometimes do this ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Pinched nerve or: muscle spasm is the most common cause.
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
URI: You have a viral/ bacterial upper respiratory infection. Sinus infection causing headache.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
2 separate problems: 1. Possible migraine. Any migraine must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of m ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: If the pain is on the outside of the thigh, ou may be experiencing a condition called meralgia peristhetica which is a pinched nerve near the hip. St ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: A meniscal injury can cause that, see an orthopedic doctor if persists.
A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Inflammation: This could me inflammation, mononucleosis or a lymph node disorder. See a practitioner who would take a look at what you are seeing, then look at othe ... Read More

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