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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation On Forearm Skin

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I have an intense burning sensation on my left elbow / forearm. The pain comes and goes and is very targeted and consistent. The skin is tender too?

I have an intense burning sensation on my left elbow / forearm. The pain comes and goes and is very targeted and consistent. The skin is tender too?

See your primary MD: This could also be a condition called shingles which is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. It can be very painful in a localized area. ...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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Skin on Left forearm and upper part by shoulder sensitive to touch. It has a burning sensation even when not touched. Not red no rash What could it be?

Skin on Left forearm and upper part by shoulder sensitive to touch. It has a burning sensation even when not touched. Not red no rash What could it be?

Nerve irritation?: Sounds like a nerve could be irritated. My main concern is if this could be an early sign of shingles. Sometimes there will be pain before the clustered blisters show up. Shingles affect a cutaneous nerve on one side of body, so pain and blisters usually extend from spine to midline on front of body. Any nerve, from head-to-toe col be affected. If blisters develop, I'd see a doc ASAP for antiviral ...Read more

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I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist an you have increased knee reflexes, MRI of brain would be needed to evaluate for MS. If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out herniated disc or mass effect. ...Read more

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My son has a burning sensation on his skin under his arm but no rash. Very painfultothe touch?

My son has a burning sensation on his skin under his arm but no rash. Very painfultothe touch?

Several options...: For burning sensation. May be from injury, oncoming shingles flare, or early infection. Would see your doctor if this persists or worsens or of there are any other concerns such as fever. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when I lift load.

I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when I lift load.

Could be nerve root: Your description sounds like a cervical nerve root problem. Injury to the peripheral nerves exiting from your neck can cause pain, paresthesias (pins and needles), numbness, and/or weakness. You would benefit from a consultation with your doctor to delve into this issue further. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read more

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If I push downward on skin near arm pit I get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

If I push downward on skin near arm pit I get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

Unclear: Need further clarification. The reason may be neurologic such as a pinched. Did you have any trauma? See your doctor for further ID. Does not sound serious but go and have it checked. ...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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I feel I have skin allergy under arm whenever I use body sprays I feel the burning sensation and also itchy. What is the reason and cure?

Contact dermatitis: It is not uncommon to develop an allergy to chemicals used in skin care products. Your allergist or dermatologist can test you to the most common culprits, and give you a list of chemicals to which you're allergic. You can then take this list with you when shopping, to make sure that the products you buy do not contain these chemicals, so you won't have this problem and have to throw them out. ...Read more

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Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Hemicranial headache: Need more information about he headache. It sounds like it might be a migraine headache. Better have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I just recently got a slight burning sensation in my left forearm. It kind of feels like I pulled something but I didn't do anything.?

I just recently got a slight burning sensation in my left forearm. It kind of feels like I pulled something but I didn't do anything.?

Can't tell: It amy persist for a few des. Topical arnica and oral gout kola can help heal minor soft tissue injuries. If it persists or gets worse you can see doctor after several days, but these natural
treatments often work. ...Read more

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Am getting burning sensation in forearm and constant pins and needles in thumb over the last 3 days.

Am getting burning sensation in forearm and constant pins and needles in thumb over the last 3 days.

See Doctor: Many possibilities most likely cervical radiculopathy he pinched nerve or neck or couple tunnel syndrome but could also be signs of a stroke. Seek medical attention if any new symptoms to go. Need to see MD for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation inside my wrist & is moving up my forearm. Also it sometimes ache. Why is this?

I have a burning sensation inside my wrist & is moving up my forearm. Also it sometimes ache. Why is this?

Tunnell syndrome: Sounds like a nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel. Typically the pain will involve some of the fingers and wrist, and radiate upward toward the elbow. You may want to try using a wrist splint at night to see if this helps. You can find a wrist splint at any store that also has a pharmacy. ...Read more

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I fell on my left elbow 9 months ago. An X-ray showed no breaks. Now there's a burning sensation, limited mobility, unable to lift, and shooting pain down my forearm. I can't sleep. Now what?

I fell on my left elbow 9 months ago. An X-ray showed no breaks. Now there's a burning sensation, limited mobility, unable to lift, and shooting pain down my forearm. I can't sleep. Now what?

Maybe nerve damage: It sounds like neuropathic pain. The ulnar nerve runs by your elbow it could be dislocating or damaged possibly. I would see an orthopedist and have mri. And ultrasound exam done. ...Read more

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Mild forehead ache for a month and now burning sensation in right forearm for a week. Ct scan done in late december last year came back normal. Ideas?

Mild forehead ache for a month and now burning sensation in right forearm for a week. Ct scan done in late december last year came back normal. Ideas?

Headache: Hard to say. Clearly your doctor has evaluated you and was perhaps concerned about a cervical disc problem, thus the ct scan. Burning in arm can be a peripheral nerve problem. Headache perhaps tension? Sinus related? Blood work done perhaps to include a lyme test. ...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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What could cause a burning sensation in head scalp?

What could cause a burning sensation in head scalp?

Many causes: Allergy to soap/shampoo
reaction to hair colouring product
hair products
stress
anxiety
migraine
side effect of medication
occipital neuralgia
sinus
whiplash injury
vitamin b 12 deficiency
spinal nerve compression
diabetes
peripheral artery disease
peripheral neuropathy
sun burn
chemical burn
heat burn
peripheral nerve trauma (see nerve symptoms)
peripheral nerve compressions. ...Read more