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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Head Causes

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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

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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What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

Neuralgia: What you are describing is nerve pain which is described as burning in nature, likely secondary to a pinched nerve either C2 or C3 dermatome. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the upper shoulders &very hot burning sensation that goes along the back of my head. Ifeel shoulders painful &hot also?

Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the upper shoulders &very hot burning sensation that goes along the back of my head. Ifeel shoulders painful &hot also?

Possibly: If the pain is generalized and there are areas of soft tissue tenderness, then it is likely fibromyalgia. Localized pain just to the neck and shoulder areas is unlikely to be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Idiosyncratic: Burning head sensation is not a commonly reported side effect associated with metformin. A few percent of patients experience headaches but not burning head sensation. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Burning: I don't know why glucophage (metformin) can cause burning in your head but stop taking it.

There are at least 12 different medicines - not including insulin - that you could take instead.

Please let your doctor know and a different product will be prescribed. ...Read more

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Please answer! What makes glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Please answer! What makes glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

One of two things?: Burning in the head is uncommon with metformin. One possibility is acidosis and the other is hypogycemia. Check your blood sugar if it occurs again. You need to tell the doctor who prescribed the metformin that you are having this problem. ...Read more

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What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head. Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other. What I do for relief?

What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head. Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other. What I do for relief?

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. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis on the pubic area cause a burning sensation in the penis' head?

Not likely: A folliculitis is an inflammation of the follicles usually associated with superficial bacterial infection. Burning of the glans is likely due to another cause - maybe medicine you have been applying to your groin? Burning with urination is a different story and could be related to urinary tract infection or an std. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia? Could not bear hot

What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia? Could not bear hot

Probably not: Fibromyalgia affects both right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist. There are several things that might cause your symptoms-e.g.-trigger points (painful bands inside the muscle), facet joint arthritis of the lower neck or upper back (especially if you were in an accident with a whiplash injury), disc tears, and subluxation of the joints between the rib and vertebrae. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Possible but...: Anxiety can produce tingling, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations. The burning pain you describe is not the most typical for anxiety and you need to have a physician rule out problems in your cervical spine, neck and upper back muscles, and occipital nerves. ...Read more

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Can use of Monistat topically in men, on the head of the penis, cause burning sensation/skin sensitivity and urethral irritation?

Can use of Monistat topically in men, on the head of the penis, cause burning sensation/skin sensitivity and urethral irritation?

Yes you can it: Is only the same medicine as in some antifungal creams that you would put on your skin. However, if the Monistat does not work then you need to get to a healthcare provider to get checked for infection like from a STD. It is unusual for men to get yeast infections. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I occasionally have numbness with mild burning sensation on the right side of the head, right upper limb and right lower limb, what can be the cause?

Neurologist: These symptoms can be due to blockage in the left carotid artery, disease of the Left cerebral cortex, or even a demyelinating disorder like multiple sclerosis. I recommend that you consult a neurologist who will order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncommon and usually has a component within the throat as well.
Would see a neurologist to evaluate a deeper understanding of the situation. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

NotalgiaParesthetica: What you describe sounds like "notalgia paresthetica". It is usually caused by irritation of nerve roots as they exit the spine. The most common problem is poor posture and slouching. I recommend postural exercises and muscle strengthening to my patients with this problem. It does work. To be certain of what you are experiencing, I would see a dermatologist or your pcp first. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on skin on buttok burns especially in evening c hurts to sit

What causes a burning sensation on skin on buttok burns especially in evening c hurts to sit

Neuritis or bursitis: Inflammation of the busal sac near the sciatic nerve with the stretch and pressure from sitting irritating the nerve or bursal sac in that are couase these symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause a constant itching and burning sensation on your face and neck?

What would cause a constant itching and burning sensation on your face and neck?

Medication, cosmetics: Side effects from medications or cosmetics are the most likely cause. Rare causes - autoimmune or endocrine disorders come to mind. Your primary physician may refer you to a dermatologist, neurologist or endocrinologist depending on the results of the initial workup. ...Read more

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My left cheek feels slightly swollen and I also feel a burning sensation but I don't feel any pain. What could be the cause of this?

Various Causes: Finding the cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility, in other words, visit to your doctor for diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

Uncertain: When your physician evaluates you he or she will use the symptoms to look got neurological or vascular causes. You'll need a full check up, metabolic evaluation as well as a neurologic evaluation and rheumatologic examination. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore mouth and burning sensation?

What could cause a sore mouth and burning sensation?

Burning sensation: That topic can be very involved, but check also certain vitamin deficiency can lead to burning sensation talk to your doctor ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on left side of tongue due to having top n bottom left wisdoms out 2wks. I've been feeling burning in my mouth 5 days?

What causes a burning sensation on left side of tongue due to having top n bottom left wisdoms out 2wks. I've been feeling burning in my mouth 5 days?

Careful: Correlation isn't the same as causation. Burning mouth sensations are caused by several possible factors including allergies, hormonal diseases, medications, nutritional deficiencies, and acid reflux as well as infection. It may have nothing to do with your recent extractions or it may be a complication of that procedure. Go back to the extracting dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can menaloma cause severe burning sensation where the mole is located?

Can menaloma cause severe burning sensation where the mole is located?

Melanoma: Signs of melanoma in an existing mole include changes in:
elevation, such as thickening or raising of a previously flat mole.
Surface, such as scaling, erosion, oozing, bleeding, or crusting.
Surrounding skin, such as redness, swelling, or small new patches of color around a larger lesion (satellite pigmentations).
Sensation, such as itching, tingling, or burning. ...Read more

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My neck hurts daily. I also get a burning sensation all over skin along with hypersensitivity, feverish feeling on skin. What could cause this?

My neck hurts daily. I also get a burning sensation all over skin along with hypersensitivity, feverish feeling on skin. What could cause this?

How long: How long have you had these symptoms? Any history of recent injury to the neck? I suspect that this is likely a cervical spine issue which may require an orthopedic evaluation if this has been present for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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My Neurologist said anxiety/stress can cause a burning sensation on the skin. Is this common?

Stress: Causes different symptoms to different people so the skin sensation may be your response so I really cant say your symptom is common for you it is ...Read more

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What can be some benign and mild causes of my skin on my thumb feels a burning sensation when I press down on it. Stress related?

What can be some benign and mild causes of my skin on my thumb feels a burning sensation when I press down on it. Stress related?

Burning sensation: Unclear withuot more information and a physical exam;the reposted quality of sensation suggests possibly a nerve irritation. Unlikely is due to stress ...Read more

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Is it normal for antifungal cream to cause a burning sensation? It's at the back passage area and don't want too damage the skin further?

Is it normal for antifungal cream to cause a burning sensation? It's at the back passage area and don't want too damage the skin further?

Its a reaction: That reaction can be found in some antifungal creams such as nystatin. In my experience the burning lasts only a short time and does no harm to the skin. Its best to go to the pharmacy and take the antifungal with you and ask for a different one. When you apply put a very small amount on your skin and note the reaction. ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation cause burning sensation of the skin leading to rash?

Can chiari malformation cause burning sensation of the skin leading to rash?

No: A Chiari malformation cannot cause your rash. I would see your physician or a dermatologist determine the cause of your rash. ...Read more

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My upper lip is aching for a couple of days, almost like a burning sensation. What might be the possible causes of it?

My upper lip is aching for a couple of days, almost like a burning sensation. What might be the possible causes of it?

Herpes labialis: Could be a sign of an oncoming oral herpes outbreak. Here is some information:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.htm ...Read more

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Burning sensation inside nose nose as if I have a cold. I need to sneeze too but I can't ever exhale it. Happens in groups. Causes?

Burning sensation inside nose nose as if I have a cold. I need to sneeze too but I can't ever exhale it. Happens in groups. Causes?

How long?: Has this been happening for weeks?
Have you been using OTC decongestant sprays for many days on your nose?
Have you been near anyone with a cold within a few days prior to the onset of your nasal symptoms?
We need these info before we can venture a guess. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Could laser hair removal cause a long-term burning sensation on my shins? I don't have a rash, and it is worse when touched. Thanks!

Could laser hair removal cause a long-term burning sensation on my shins? I don't have a rash, and it is worse when touched. Thanks!

Tough one: There is some post laser discomfort but it should not last for weeks on end. Did you have initial complications like burns or blisters?
I worry about a nerve injury developing a complex pain syndrome in the shins. I would see a neurologist if this is going on for over 2 weeks possible a pain management specialist. Especially if the skin is getting tighter, shine and painful ...Read more

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I applied lemon juice on my face and it causes too much dryness and irritation, there's a burning sensation everytime I put cream. What will I do?

I applied lemon juice on my face and it causes too much dryness and irritation, there's a burning sensation everytime I put cream. What will I do?

Wait: Lemon juice has way too many astringent properties for use on the delicate skin of your face. All you can do is stop putting it on and MOISTURIZE. You could put 1 or 2 applications of OTC cortisone cream on the most sensitive spots; but using cortisone too much will thin your delicate facial skin. It will improve in a day or two. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Why is the inner corner of my right eye red there is no pain or itchiness but crying causes a burning sensation? It has been like this for a month.

Why is the inner corner of my right eye red there is no pain or itchiness but crying causes a burning sensation? It has been like this for a month.

CONSULT EYE DOCTOR: If it has been thereo a mnth and is causing burning, get it checked by your ophthalmology or your orimary doctor. ...Read more

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Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.

Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.

Possible: Depends on level of narrowing - would have to involve multiple levels to cause this. Important thing is to rule out other medical conditions that can be potentially more serious like untreated diabetes, vascular disease, low vitamin levels, kidney/liver disease, medication side effects etc. Doctor can rule these out and then if left with diagnosis of narrow foramina that may need neurosurgery eval ...Read more