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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In The Right Arm Symptoms

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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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Is a burning sensation in right arm serious?

Nerve/ vascular: Nerve/blood vessel involvement/ myalgia a possibility/ joint abnormality with referred pain needs to be ruled out. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation like a sunburn started under my right arm now its spread to my right arm and my back! Has me worried what is that?

Need more info?: When did this start & what is the color of your skin? Do you see little blisters forming or redness? How have your stress level & immunity been? What are your past medical/social/sexual/surgical/meds/supplement histories? W/ this info, we could provide better recommendations. Nerve irritation can do this, as can shingles, but they never cross the midline as you describe. Call & see your MD! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right arm feels like a sunburn?

I have a burning sensation in my right arm feels like a sunburn?

Probably shingles: Shingles can begin with pain only, without the blisters. The sooner it is treated the sooner it will subside, so see your doctor or a dermatologist for a prescription for an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) if he/she confirms that that is what it is. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under my right arm going to my triceps! What is that?

Neuritis: Probably an inflamed nerve from compression or overuse. I suggest OTC anti-inflammatory medication and a medical exam. ...Read more

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Went to the ER for numbness in my right arm the ran no test just sent me home. it's also has a slight burning sensation should I be worried?

Went to the ER for numbness in my right arm the ran no test just sent me home. it's also has a slight burning sensation should I be worried?

Neuropathy: Your symptoms are suggesting a neuropathy. Depending on its exact location it may be due to a pinched nerve in your cervical spine or a brachial plexopathy. The message from ER is that that did not feel that this was a life threatening condition, but you definitely need follow- up, ideally, with your doc. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my right arm and a burning sensation and headaches lately should I be concerned ?

I have numbness in my right arm and a burning sensation and headaches lately should I be concerned ?

Maybe: You need to be examined by a physician urgently. Neurological symptoms in one arm (like burning sensation) in association with headache is alarming. If either symptom is new, consider heading to the emergency department. If you do not, at least call your primary doctor tomorrow for an urgent evaluation. It is more likely not serious, but better to be safe and get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

See your doctor: For symptoms that last this long, its in your best interest to see your doctor. He/she has the best chance of finding out what's going on. ...Read more