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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?
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 more
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. Help! ?
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 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 more
Allergy to soap/shampoo
reaction to hair colouring product
side effect of medication
vitamin b 12 deficiency
spinal nerve compression
peripheral artery disease
peripheral nerve trauma (see nerve symptoms)
peripheral nerve compressions. ...Read more
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
I've noticed every time I stress about something I get a weird burning sensation on my scalp. What could this be?
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
The right side of my scalp has been burning since I woke up in the hospital with a central line iv in me. It is constant and nothing eases it.
Headache: Hi do not know the reason why you are in the hospital or have a central line I would ask the physician who is looking after you ...Read more
I have burning & itching sores on my scalp and it has spread to my entire neck area. It. Is very painful and I have not used any new products except t?
SeborrheicDermatitis: A common skin condition that affects the scalp. Stress and fatigue often contribute to seborrheic dermatitis. Particularly stressful events and situations can actually worsen seborrheic dermatitis almost immediately. There’s no cure for this condition, it is possible to get it under control and eliminate future flare-ups. Rec. See your pcp to get the final diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Yes: Could be ringworm or a host of other inflammatory skin diseases that affect the scalp such as eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis. Need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are otc antifungals you can use while waiting to see your doctor such as lotrimin solution, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Could be related to medication side effects or a condiotn such as lupus. You need detailed history and blood tests to look for underlying problems. ...Read more
Any rash?: I would advise if there is a rash to see your md asap - these are symptoms similar to shingles and need to be looked at sooner than later.... ...Read more
See derm: Really should see dermatologist for the answer. ...Read more
Neurology consult: You could be having a kind of neuropathic pain disorder. Best would be consult a neurologist to rule out any underlying condition and make a management plan. Treatment options include use of medications, mainly anti-epileptics and anti-depressants. Bio-behavioral therapies including relaxation therapy can help (pain psychologist). ...Read more
No: But don't expect any real benefit from this oil. ...Read more
See derm: See dermatologist because there are several causes for this. ...Read more