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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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After havin pain in forehead, behind eyes& heaviness &burning sensation in head for 2weeks, CT shows acute sinusitis. I took zinoximor but still pain?

After havin pain in forehead, behind eyes& heaviness &burning sensation in head for 2weeks, CT shows acute sinusitis. I took zinoximor but still pain?

May take time: It may take some time for the sinusitis to clear. Thus you may have the pain for awhile. Sometimes, if the antibiotics are not sufficient, it may be necessary to see an ENT specialist who may be able to drain out some of the mucus via endoscopy. This may help to decrease the sinusitis and make the antibiotics more effect. ...Read more

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I've been getting a dull burning sensation in my head. It's on the left top frontal most and even burns behind my eye. It's sudden up to 3 days.

I've been getting a dull burning sensation in my head. It's on the left top frontal most and even burns behind my eye. It's sudden up to 3 days.

See a doctor: This may be onset of migraines but would need more history and a physical exam to be sure that the evaluation does not need to go further and include imaging studies. Go and get seen asap and you may be referred to a specialist. Good luck and best wishes for speedy improvement. ...Read more

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Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Hemicranial headache: Need more information about he headache. It sounds like it might be a migraine headache. Better have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My eyes got exposed to flash welding. They now hurt and I have a burning sensation in my eyes. What should I do?

My eyes got exposed to flash welding. They now hurt and I have a burning sensation in my eyes. What should I do?

Flash burns: You should wear protective eye wear when welding. It you have irritation and it is mild, you can try preservative free artificial tears (bion tears, thera tears, systane, and systane gel, etc.) one drop up to every 30-60 minutes. If worse or not getting better, you need to be seen by an eye specialist, to ensure not foreign bodies or infection developing, that could cause permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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I woke up and have had a burning sensation all day underneath my eyes what would help for that burning sensation?

I woke up and have had a burning sensation all day underneath my eyes what would help for that burning sensation?

Not sure: Why you are having the symptoms although sounds like allergic reaction to Mascara!
BTW Some beauticians recommend slices of CUCUMBER to decrease puffiness and burning!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have yellowing of the eyes causing a burning sensation. What could it be?

I have yellowing of the eyes causing a burning sensation. What could it be?

Yellow eyes: Yellowing of the eyes is per se a problem that mandates immediate medical attention, you need to contact your doctor please, as soon as possible, this may be a liver issue. ...Read more

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My eyes have this burning sensation I work a lot with computers, why is this?

My eyes have this burning sensation I work a lot with computers, why is this?

While working on: Computers the blink rate of you eye lids goes way down. You need to blink to keep things in focus and to lubricate the surface of the eye. Try some lubricating eye drops to help with you symptoms, systane balance or refresh advanced. ...Read more

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My eyes have this burning sensation. Could it be because I work a lot with computers?

My eyes have this burning sensation. Could it be because I work a lot with computers?

Yes: People on computers a lot often don't blink enough which causes the eyes to get dry. Try an OTC artificial tear drop when you are on the computer and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation that lasts for hours afterward and my eyes begin to bleed. What should I do?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have been getting a burning sensation in my eyes, like a heat wave and then I feel nauseated. What can cause this?

Surface problems: Burning in the eyes usually is due to dry eyes or a lid condition known as blepharitis. It is safe to try warm compresses over the eyes when it burns and use of artificial tears sold over the counter. If it persists, an eye doctor may prescribe prescription strength medications, so see an ophthalmolgist if the above doesn't work. ...Read more

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I have been getting a burning sensation in my eyes like a heat wave and them I feel really nauseas, what can cause this?

I have been getting a burning sensation in my eyes like a heat wave and them I feel really nauseas, what can cause this?

Could be many things: It could be your eye or brain problem and both problems can cause nausea. Sometimes if severe enough can cause vomiting. You better see a doctor to get check up. Your doctor can check your vision, eye pressure or do radiology study to rule out other problems, such as brain tumor. ...Read more

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Took my first dose of 30mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) about 5 hours ago and am now experiencing a burning sensation in my eyes. Should I continue?

Took my first dose of 30mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) about 5 hours ago and am now experiencing a burning sensation in my eyes. Should I continue?

Call the doctor: Any history of glaucoma? Unlikely but a possible serious problem which requires immediate attention. Otherwise, probably ok. The thing to do is to call the doctor who prescribed it right away. ...Read more

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I put eye drops in but that made my eyes have a small burning sensation. Do I need to switch eye drops?

I put eye drops in but that made my eyes have a small burning sensation. Do I need to switch eye drops?

Ask: Most drops will have slight discomfort for a very short period of time after you put them in, but you should ask you prescribing doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I use to wear spectacles. But even after using them regularly I feel itchy and burning sensation in my eyes. Any advice plz!

See an eye doctor: With those symptoms, you should see an eye doctor for a complete exam, to decide if some prescription eye drops would help. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been experiencing some burning sensation on the corner of my eyelid and I am not sure what it could be. I have been rubbing my eyes too.

Hello, I have been experiencing some burning sensation on the corner of my eyelid and I am not sure what it could be. I have been rubbing my eyes too.

Angular blepharitis: This is angular blepharitis. Use some petroleum based ointment over the red area and see if it will go away. Try NOT to rub. Use cold compresses to ease itching. See eye doctor if this fails. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in right eye and burning sensation in both eyes?

Pain in right eye and burning sensation in both eyes?

Dry eye?: You may have dry eye. If you wear contact lenses, there may be a problem with the fit or overwear/overuse. Try some artificial tear drops over-the-counter, but if your vision is affected, see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in eyes, feels like fever, but my body temperature is 97.6F. Headache from past 4-5 days. Especially in evening.?

Burning sensation in eyes, feels like fever, but my body temperature is 97.6F. Headache from past 4-5 days. Especially in evening.?

Migraines: Hi Ruvi, very suspicious for migraine headache. You should see your doctor for evaluation. At times migraines do not go away on their own and need some pharmacologic help. Your doctor can help. In the meantime, dark rooms and sunglasses can help with eye symptoms. Aspirin may be helpful for the pain as well. Go see your doc. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Occasional photosensitivity and "whitish" vision at night? Just recently also burning sensation in eyes and bad tolerance to visine. Why? 24 years old.

Occasional photosensitivity and "whitish" vision at night? Just recently also burning sensation in eyes and bad tolerance to visine. Why? 24 years old.

Not sure: Hard to explain the whitish vision- perhaps its glare from cataract? Cataract from iritis may explain your symptoms. You need to see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My eyes Are So red and I feel a burning sensation why does this happen and I put some eye drops and it burns?

My eyes Are So red and I feel a burning sensation why does this happen and I put some eye drops and it burns?

See a doctor: Besides infection one possible explanation could be blepharitis. This is managed with warm soaks and lid scrubs of the eyelid margins using dilute baby shampoo on a cotton swab. See a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Discomfort and sensitivity in eyes. Burning sensation while putting in and taking out contacts. No redness or discharge. Infection?

Discomfort and sensitivity in eyes. Burning sensation while putting in and taking out contacts. No redness or discharge. Infection?

No it is not an: Infection. Cl wearer do develop these symptoms after wearing lenses for some time. It is usually an allergic reaction to the polymer of the contact lenses. There will be some changes under the upper eye lid called giant papillary conjunctivitis. There is no red eye but discomfort and sensitivity. See an eye md. ...Read more

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I am having an eye issue where my eyes have turned red and gives itching and burning sensation. They also reamin watery all the time. What shall I do?

I am having an eye issue where my eyes have turned red and gives itching and burning sensation. They also reamin watery all the time. What shall I do?

Allergies likely: Your symptoms sound like allergic based (allergic conjunctivitis) and a trial of over the counter medications may be the first step. You can buy zaditor (ketotifen) and its many aliases like alaway, Claritin & zrytec eye drops for several days to see if your eyes feel and look better. If no improvement see an eye md. ...Read more

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I feel pain when moving my eyes, pressure in my head, dry, itchy and burning sensation and headaches is it a serious problem?

I feel pain when moving my eyes, pressure in my head, dry, itchy and burning sensation and headaches is it a serious problem?

Uncertain: Would see your physician as this can be neurological. It may be nothing but an evaluaiton is in order. ...Read more

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Having irritations on my skin during this summer, I sometimes have a burning sensation in my eyes which is painful, had some runny stomach last week?

Having irritations on my skin during this summer, I sometimes have a burning sensation in my eyes which is painful, had some runny stomach last week?

Are you using: The proper SUNBLOCK for your skin (AND EYES)????
Sounds like this may be the probalem.

Summer diarrhea is very common, usually due to DIETARY INDISCRETIONS!!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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On antibiotic, lots of mucous and bodyache which is getting better. But slight burning sensation around eyes floating particles a few times. Is it sinus?

On antibiotic, lots of mucous and bodyache which is getting better. But slight burning sensation around eyes floating particles a few times. Is it sinus?

URI?: Mucus and bodyaches sound like a viral infection- which often involves your sinuses. You would need a medical exam to evaluate and be sure. ...Read more