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A burning feeling on my scalp, for 5 days, started randomly, I have used the same shampoo for over 6 yrs, no new products, no irritation or redness?

A burning feeling on my scalp, for 5 days, started randomly, I have used the same shampoo for over 6 yrs, no new products, no irritation or redness?

Nerve irritation: If you have no scalp lesions and nothing changed in your daily routine, your symptoms may be caused by nerve irritation. Watch your conditions closely and if worse or new symptoms appear, see your doc. Use a warm or cold rag to sooth your scalp. Light massage may be helpful. Also, Ibuprofen may appease the sensation sometimes. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Daughter complains about scalp feeling of burning, itchy, pin/needle feeling. Scalp is clear and healthy, but hot to touch. What is this?

Daughter complains about scalp feeling of burning, itchy, pin/needle feeling. Scalp is clear and healthy, but hot to touch. What is this?

Skin Irritation: This is a non-specific complaint for an 8-year old. Reassure her. Check whether this is from new shampoo, hair spray etc. If not going away in 1 or 2 days, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Found two or more red dots on my scalp and they itchy and burning feeling should I get it checked out?

Found two or more red dots on my scalp and they itchy and burning feeling should I get it checked out?

Yes: Burning, red bumps on the scalp can have many causes. A common thing is a staphlococcal infection, which may require an antibiotic to treat it. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on head scalp mix with liquid feeling when i'm stressing really bad with bad anxiety. What to do?

Burning sensation on head scalp mix with liquid feeling when i'm stressing really bad with bad anxiety. What to do?

SOUNDS UNCOMFORTABLE: Might be time to reduce stress and also see your dr. If stress does this talking with a psychotherapist seems right. Meds might help. Over several months meditation will help too. Lots of things can help so find someone who can assist you in making changes. I'd try a good psychotherapist for starters. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on my face and scalp with rash. What std could cause this feeling and unprotected oral sex two months ago. Please help!

Burning sensation on my face and scalp with rash. What std could cause this feeling and unprotected oral sex two months ago. Please help!

Not typical: A rash with a burning sensation of the face and scalp is not likely to be caused by an STD. It is more likely that you have a dermatological condition. Consider scheduling a virtual visit today with one of the Healthtap primary care doctors or dermatologist so they can visualize the skin to help determine the next steps in evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having burning sensations on top of my head /scalp followed by ear aches and dizziness or vertigo feeling also stuffed nose what can it be ? I been dealing with this problem on and off and all they tell me it's stress but I'm thinking it's somethi

I been having burning sensations on top of my head /scalp followed by ear aches and dizziness or vertigo feeling  also stuffed nose what can it be ? I been dealing with this problem on and off and all they tell me it's stress but I'm thinking it's somethi

Migraine vs TCA: This is not a typical stress headache and some of the features point to either a vestibular migraine or a trigeminal autonomic cephalgia which presents as multiple short, severe headaches < 30 minutes each in the trigeminal nerve distribution i.e. around the eye, temple and forehead with autonomic symptoms on the same side which can be nasal congestion, eye watering,redness,droop, face flushing. ...Read more

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Started about 3 months ago . Itchy hands & feet and scalp. Sometimes around eyes & wrists. Sometimes will turn red to sometimes a burning feeling.

Started about 3 months ago . Itchy hands & feet and scalp. Sometimes around eyes & wrists. Sometimes will turn red to sometimes a burning feeling.

You need evaluation : There can be many causes for this. You need to see a dermatologist, but it needs to be considered that this could be an allergic reaction to something. Ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Prickly feeling on scalp, burning neck, forehead, and shoulder pain. MRI/CT on brain head normal. Blood work normal. Help! ?

Prickly feeling on scalp, burning neck, forehead, and shoulder pain.  MRI/CT on brain head normal. Blood work normal. 

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See Below: Sounds like you might have irritation to the occipital nerve (occipital neuralgia) or an irritated nerve in your neck. You may need an MRI of your neck and further work-up by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I'm trying to deal with an annoying itch that started yesterday, I woke up this morning and my scalp felt like it was burning, the itch is spreading?

I'm trying to deal with an annoying itch that started yesterday, I woke up this morning and my scalp felt like it was burning, the itch is spreading?

Hard to say: Without knowing if there's a rash/ hives/ bite marks associated with the itching or other associated symptoms ( i.e.: fever, swelling, etc), it'd be tough to say for us what this may be. Any recent medication use, travel, exposure to pets, allergies? If the itching persists or you have other associated signs or symptoms, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching.The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have a scalp that is itching and burning like fire?

Several things: It's difficult to give you more accurate advice without sering your scalp, but this could he several things from a herpes zoster infection, to seborrheic dermatitis to fungus and even psoriasis. Ideally you should see a doctor to better characterize the problem and create an appropriate treatment plan. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation on my scalp on the front of my part line?

Nerve pain: You're describing nerve pain probably from compression by muscle of the underlying nerves. I hope that answers your question, as it was difficult to understand what you're asking. ...Read more

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Does botox cause burning sensation on scalp?

It sure could.: Botox injections in the scalp are usually done for treatment of migraine headaches (by paralyzing trigger muscles), and the scalp is highly vascular, so needle pokes can cause stretching and bruising felt as "burning." this should be temporary and is of no concern otherwise. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my scalp and face?

I have  a burning sensation on my scalp and face?

Tooth issues: When there is local issue usually cause is nearby - could be tooth fillings or emf field due to cell phone usage - learn what the issue is and how to correct these. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning sensation in head scalp?

What could cause a burning sensation in head scalp?

Many causes: Allergy to soap/shampoo reaction to hair colouring product hair products stress anxiety migraine side effect of medication occipital neuralgia sinus whiplash injury vitamin b 12 deficiency spinal nerve compression diabetes peripheral artery disease peripheral neuropathy sun burn chemical burn heat burn peripheral nerve trauma (see nerve symptoms) peripheral nerve compressions. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my scalp and face what can it be. It get worse at night.?

I have  a burning sensation on my scalp and face what can it be. It get worse at night.?

See md: This could represent contact allergy, or sign of internal problems. See md to review drug history- new medications or new generics? Recent chemical exposure? New hair products? Blood tests and possible skin biopsy may be necessary for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I've noticed every time i stress about something i get a weird burning sensation on my scalp.. What could this be?

Anxiety: I understand your concern. At age 24, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety with physical symptoms. Relax by, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation. See a Therapist to cope with stressors in life, resolve conflicts and turmoil in the relationships, and to improve your functioning at work and in per ...Read more