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I have burning sensation in my head and face , what are causing this and what should I do?

I have burning sensation in my head and face , what are causing this and what should I do?

Burning sensation: possible causes could be a neuropathy like a trigeminal neuralgia. If you have a skin lesion, and burning sensation, this also could be a herpetic rash. If it involves around the eye orbit, this is an emergent condition and you need to go to the hospital quickly. ...Read more

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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I have burning sensation in my head and face. My adrenaline seems off, too, and i'm overstimulated. Too much saliva. Diagnosis?

I have burning sensation in my head and face.  My adrenaline seems off, too, and i'm overstimulated. Too much saliva. Diagnosis?

No fun: Usually burning sensations are not good, and among the list of things that cause more saliva are infection, poisoning, palsy, std, etc. In some cases extra saliva is transient and not associated with anything bad. My first inclination is that you have an allergist or neurologist check out your sensations for definitive diagnosis. I certainly hope you find out soon then repost so we can learn. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on my face, and head with out any sign?

I have burning sensation on my face, and head with out any sign?

The options are: pinch nerve, neurologic disorder, high blood pressure allergic reaction or Rosacea, just to name a few. All are serious medical conditions. With the symptoms you have described the visit to your PCP is warranted. Please call your doctor and schedule an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I got a terrible headache on the left side of my head. I few days later the left side of my face went numb with a burning sensation. ?

3 weeks ago I got a terrible headache on the left side of my head. I few days later the left side of my face went numb with a burning sensation. ?

Schedule w/ PCP ASAP: You really should be evaluated as soon as possible for clotting disorder or aneurysm. Especially if you are overweight/ obese (BMI > 30), take birth control, smoke, and have a sedentary life style and any sudden changes in your vision.The headache with facial numbness could be an ominous sign and not disregarded. ...Read more

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I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013 I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.

I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013 I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.

Cranial never?: It may involve your second cranial never? Call your surgeon... If you notice salty drainage from your nose, call you neurosurgeon right a way... ...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