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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

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 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 mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck , face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck , face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

Very worried.: Namaste. I'm very worried about your mother given the symptoms you describe. The best help I can give you is to inspire you to take her to a doctor right away. I understand your worry about her and your plea for help from us, but she must see a doctor near you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why do I get a burning sensation in my neck and in my back of my head?

Why do I get a burning sensation in my neck and in my back of my head?

Possible nerve: Irritation. While it could be just muscle spasms or irritation, the fact that it burns leading up to the back of your head, it may be nerve irritation, often including the greater occipital, lesser and third occipital nerves. You will need a physical exam to be sure, but try neck range of motion exercises, gently, until you see a doc. Safe exercises can be found at www.Spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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I turned my neck yesterday and I sharp pain with burning sensation traveled to the right side of my head. Is this something I should be concern about?

I turned my neck yesterday and I sharp pain with burning sensation traveled to the right side of my head. Is this something I should be concern about?

HOw long did it last: If the pain was only for a short period of time I would not worry. I might keep an eye on it and restrict your athletic activity for a short period of time, This was not following any type of trauma or accident?
I would wait a couple of days and if persist see your doc ...Read more

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Help!. I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Help!. I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Call your prescriber: I think u mean burning sensation in neck / head from Lexapro (escitalopram) . It would first need to be established if these ate indeed from Lexapro (escitalopram) or " anxiety " for which Lexapro (escitalopram) may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Im having a sharp and stabbing pain on the left side of my neck shooting up to my head with a burning sensation & a weird sensation throughout my head?

Neck pain: A quick visit to the nearest Emergency facility will take care of you. If things are not working out while in the Emergency facility you will be immediately referred to the hospital for management.
Hope all goes well. ...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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As i bend down and get back up the pain at the back of my head and neck gets worse its like pressure is building up at the back of my neck and head and i feel a burning sensation..

As i bend down and get back up the pain at the back of my head and neck gets worse its like pressure is building up at the back of my neck and head and i feel a burning sensation..

R/O ARTHRITIS/HNP: R/O OSTEOARTHRITIS OF NECK/HNP. You need a full exam AND FOCUSED NEURO EXAM and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/ Lyme titers /MRI to be through. Also GF diet wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretrol rejuvenation-science.com. &eval for PT and strengthening. PMR EVAL FOR PRP/PROLTHERAPY/STEROID EPIDURAL INJECTION. Then reevaluate. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on neck, head. I cannot feel my legs. Should i be concerned I am having a stroke?

I have burning sensation on neck, head. I cannot feel my legs. Should i be concerned I am having a stroke?

Possible: You are young to have a stroke but there is a poosibility however you could have peripheral ie a nerve or a spinal cord problem or a central nervous ie spine and brain or could be a chemical problem in the brain ie pysch or meatbolic ie diabetes and other problems please please see a doctor your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting. ?

Pinched nerve?: Hi Olivia, perhaps a pinching, or irritation of the C2 / C3 nerves that supply that area? Take some time, notice if there is pattern to this, worse with certain activity / posture? Eased by Ibuprofen? Does it come more often in periods when you are under a degree of physical / mental stress? If it persists, becomes severe, or you get similar symptoms in other parts of your body then do see your GP ...Read more

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I have been having a burning sensation that started on my face and abdomen then three days later a rash on back & neck with burning now both alternate?

I have been having a burning sensation that started on my face and abdomen then three days later a rash on back & neck with burning now both alternate?

See a doctor: a rash could indicate a virus,or allergic reaction or reaction to a toxin,could be early sign of sepsis.
my advise go and see your doctor,it could ne nothing,but it is worth the peace of mind.
these things could start very innocent,so do not ignore it.good luck and go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

Neck Pain: This is most likely some type of nerve irritation in your age group. It could be as simple as a superficial nerve irritation (neuritis), or possibly a more serious pressure on one of the nerves in your neck. Check with your PCP to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?

Painful lump at the base of my  back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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I've been suffering the last 4days with intense headache on my right hand side from my neck half way up my head. I have a burning sensation in my arm?

I've been suffering the last 4days with intense headache  on my right hand side from my neck half way up my head. I have a burning sensation in my arm?

Exam/testing: Seek a medical examination today: cannot be diagnosed online. Additionally, you seem to asking multiple medical questions for answers, perhaps seeing your physician would help. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, clicking sore feeling for a yr. Burning sensation back of head and neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilites. A pinched nerve can certainly cause neck pain, headaches, and pain that runs into the shoulder. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate tests can establish the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more