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Burning Feeling In Scalp
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 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
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
Found two or more red dots on my scalp and they itchy and burning feeling should I get it checked out?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started about 3 months ago . Itchy hands & feet and scalp. Sometimes around eyes & wrists. Sometimes will turn red to sometimes a burning feeling.
Prickly feeling on scalp, burning neck, forehead, and shoulder pain. MRI/CT on brain head normal. Blood work normal.
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
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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