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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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What to do if I am feeling burning sensation in my head sometimes that time i can not concentrate on anything.Can not control my?

What to do if I am feeling burning sensation in my head sometimes that time i can not concentrate on anything.Can not control my?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my head for 8 months and i was wondering from knowledge could it be something simple or is it normally a big deal?

I have a burning sensation in my head for 8 months and i was wondering from knowledge could it be something simple or is it normally a big deal?

Probably simple: If the symptoms have persisted, it is probably a good idea to visit your doctor. The md should take a history, and perform a physicial exam. However, in the absence of other problems, your symptoms most likely do not represent significant disease. ...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 been having burning sensation in my head it doesn't stay I'm the same spot my ears have had a burning sensation too and sometimes pain?

I have been having burning sensation in my head it doesn't stay I'm the same spot my ears have had a burning sensation too and sometimes pain?

The nerves in the...: head and face are intricately wired & densely packed. The brain can get confused about where a sensation is coming from. Pain, burning, throbbing and other unpleasant sensations that recur are signs that a sensory nerve may be irritated or inflamed. Just because it's confined to your head doesn't mean it's "all in your head". Please see a doctor! ...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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Current smoker for 13yrs. Intense burning sensation in my head and back last week and a half. Normal bloodwork. Swollen lymph nodes. Do I hv cancer?

Current smoker for 13yrs.  Intense burning sensation in my head and back last week and a half. Normal bloodwork. Swollen lymph nodes. Do I hv cancer?

See your doctor: While burning pain in your head and back isn't necessarily anything worrisome, swollen lymph nodes should be evaluated. Don't wait around, go and see your physician. And you should consider an attempt to quite smoking; I know it's tough, but it will be very good for your future health. And by the way, lots of things that aren't cancer can cause swollen lymph nodes! ...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