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Woke up to burning sensation on face but it's not hot to touch.

Woke up to burning sensation on face but it's not hot to touch.

VisualDx: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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For the past 3 days I've had a dull headache constantly that won't go away. Just left side. Tingling/burning sensation in face and lip. Is it stress?

For the past 3 days I've had a dull headache constantly that won't go away. Just left side. Tingling/burning sensation in face and lip. Is it stress?

Face pain: Hi Anthony, as usual, there are many things this might be. Some more common than others. Although many are rare at your age. Stress can cause the headaches or trigger a preexisting source of pain. Such as a middle ear or tooth infection. Also, look into Shingles, Temporal arteritis or TMJ disease. Cluster, sinus headaches can feel this way. Lastly, herpes simplex or fever blisters can cause this. ...Read more

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Can TMJD cause a mild burning sensation on face? like your sprayed chili pepper on it. Also tightness near jaw/ear connection!

Can TMJD cause a mild burning sensation on face? like your sprayed chili pepper on it.   Also tightness near jaw/ear connection!

Yes: Yes, that symptom would be consistent with TMD. However it increases out of proportion to the other TMD symptoms, it may be something else. Best bet is to have your TMD managed by a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Unilateral mild burning sensation on face, tender muscles around that side of jaw and ear, mild eye pain, left side nose burns a bit, like chili TMJD?

Unilateral mild burning sensation on face, tender muscles around that side of jaw and ear, mild eye pain, left side nose burns a bit, like chili TMJD?

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of facial pain, night bruxism and TMJ. They are the experts in this field. See PCP for hypertension diagnosis, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat and swollen glands for 3 weeks! itching and burning sensation on face and neck any idea what's making me miserable?!

Sore throat and swollen glands for 3 weeks! itching and burning sensation on face and neck any idea what's making me miserable?!

Have you been : Checked for mononucleosis or strep throat? Any yellowing of eyes? Stop smoking right away. It you have up to two packs a day that will make things much worse. It is time to see your physician now if you haven't already done so. ...Read more

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What are the burning sensation on my face from?

What are the burning sensation on my face from?

Do not know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...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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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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I feel burning sensation on my face skin after taking a shower what could this be?

I feel burning sensation on my face skin after taking a shower what could this be?

Soap sensitivity?: You may want to check out the agents that may have co tact with your face such as soap, shampoo, shaving cream, etc. It is possible that you are reacting to the water temperature but much less likely. ...Read more

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I have had a burning sensation on my face and scalp for about 3 months started when I went on a very strict elimination diet. I'm not on diet now.

I have had a burning sensation on my face and scalp for about 3 months started when I went on a very strict elimination diet. I'm not on diet now.

Too vague: What in the world is a "strict elimination diet"???? What was the reason? I wonder if you have a skin problem or something else instead. You need to relate all soaps, creams, treatments, meds, etc, including any vitamins. A dermatologist MIGHT help you if all relevant details are revealed. ...Read more

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My face started to get bumpy after I made a weird face. A few hours later the bumps spread and there's a numb/burning sensation and my face is puffy?

My face started to get bumpy after I made a weird face. A few hours later the bumps spread and there's a numb/burning sensation and my face is puffy?

Puffy face: Please try and see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a long wait you might consider going to the nearest Emergency facility. Have someone drive you. Hope it goes OK. ...Read more

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Nair hair removal has left a burning sensation on my face what can I use to help the discomfort?

Nair hair removal has left a burning sensation on my face what can I use to help the discomfort?

Hydrocortisone: This is a chemical sensitivity. Ice can help in the short term and over the counter 1% hydrocortisone can help if it persists after washing with cool water and a mild soap such as Aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more

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From time to time I get an extremely uncomfortable cold burning sensation on my face and arms. It borders on painful .

From time to time I get an extremely uncomfortable cold burning sensation on my face and arms. It borders on painful .

Neuropathic: This sounds neuropathic in nature. I would have it checked with a neurologist. Hard to diagnose just from this information. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on my face and scalp with rash. What std could cause this feeling and unprotected oral sex two months ago. Please help!

Burning sensation on my face and scalp with rash. What std could cause this feeling and unprotected oral sex two months ago. Please help!

Not typical: A rash with a burning sensation of the face and scalp is not likely to be caused by an STD. It is more likely that you have a dermatological condition. Consider scheduling a virtual visit today with one of the Healthtap primary care doctors or dermatologist so they can visualize the skin to help determine the next steps in evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a feeling of burning sensation on my left face cheek?

What does a feeling of burning sensation on my left face cheek?

Nerve irritation?: Irritated nerve due to multiple causes, e.g. Viral infection, tm joint, dental irritation/infection, tumor, lyme disease, bell's palsy, other causes. See md first, maybe dentist after. ...Read more