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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 a burning sensation under my skin on my chest. What is it?

I have a burning sensation under my skin on my chest. What is it?

Maybe shingles: See your doctor to get treatment if she thinks it may be shingles. Otherwise she will know if it is the burning from reflux or chest pain or bronchitis. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital if I have a burning sensation on my skin on my chest it is also very red?

Should I go to the hospital  if I have a burning  sensation  on my skin on my chest it is also very red?

See a doc: If you think it's more than sunburn then just see your normal MD unless you also have fever in which case an ER visit might be justified ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. worse when at rest. skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. has lasted on/off ~5days?

F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. worse when at rest. skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. has lasted on/off ~5days?

Anxiety vs....: Something! It is often hard to understand how feeling stress or anxious could cause skin symptoms such as these, but in a young person your age, that is the most likely cause. HOWEVER, the significant disease causes of this are in the connective tissue disease realm: lupus, scleroderma, dematomyositis, cryoglobulinemia, rheumatoid arthritis. Reduce stress, observe, see doc in 2 weeks if persists ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left upper chest on and off feeling dont think its heartburn feels like a dull burn cant tell if its skin or deep in sometimes fe?

Burning sensation in left upper chest on and off feeling dont think its heartburn feels like a dull burn cant tell if its skin or deep in sometimes fe?

Atypical chest pain: Need more information to evaluate the chest pain. At your age it not very common to be cardiac origin, still can not rule out the possibility. It could be acid reflux, esophagitis, esophageal infection, sapsm, costochondritis and may more. Have it checked out with detailed history and physical. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,

Should i be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,

Burning sensation: Yes, this is something to be concerned about. I can't speak to the "popping" noises that you are having, but the numbness/tingling/burning most likely is due to nerve compression at a high thoracic spine level. You need to see a physician and have an MRI ordered to evaluate if you have cord compression from a disc herniation or some other secondary cause. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from a lot of heartburn, nausea, burping, hiccups and mild burning sensation on chest area. Also pinching above belly button. ?

I have been suffering from a lot of heartburn, nausea, burping, hiccups and mild burning sensation on chest area. Also pinching above belly button. ?

Heartburn: It sounds like your having a lot of indigestion and heartburn. These types of symptoms are usually associated with the foods your eating. Make sure to avoid all spicy,sour and pungent foods, this includes coffee, caffeine, chocolate, all spicy foods, all citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruits), tomatoes. Focus on eating cooling foods and eating at regular times ...Read more

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