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Burning sensation on left side of face, started from inside nose to eye. Now its a line of burning sensation from my eye through my nose down my chin?

Burning sensation on left side of face, started from inside nose to eye. Now its a line of burning sensation from my eye through my nose down my chin?

Facial pain: Although most likely this is not serious, I suggest you see your doctor for adequate diagnosis. Rarely, in young woman, the immune system can turn against our own myelin of the central nervous system. This may manifest as an intense facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia in demyelinating disorder). Once again, is rare, but worth discussing with your physician. He may decide MRI testing is necessary. ...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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Feeling burning sensation (pins/needles) on left side of face, arm, leg and hip.

Feeling burning sensation (pins/needles) on left side of face, arm, leg and hip.

For how long?: Need more info: When did it start? What were you doing? Did it happen suddenly or slowly? Has it happened before? Do you have any underlying medical problems? Consider possibly seeing urgent/emergency care for an in-person examination. ...Read more

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I have a tingly/itching occasionally burning sensation down the left side of my face. Also shooting pain in jaw?

I have a tingly/itching occasionally burning sensation down the left side of my face. Also shooting pain in jaw?

Could be: Could be TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, referred ear pain, occlusal trauma, tooth and or gum infection, one of many syndromes, diabetic imbalance, or many other maladies. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...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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On the left side of body and face I have felt, numbness, burning sensation, and pain. Along with difficulty concentrating and sharp decrease in sleep?

On the left side of body and face I have felt, numbness, burning sensation, and pain. Along with difficulty concentrating and sharp decrease in sleep?

Hard to tell: It's important to speak with your primary care doctor or neurologist - your symptoms sound like pain from one of your nerves. The difficulty concentrating and decrease in sleep can simply be from the pain you're having. If your pain is being treated, or if you're seeking help for it and it's hard to treat, concentration and sleep problems could indicate anxiety and/or depression. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 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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Small tingling/burning sensation like someone is drilling into my head on the left rear side of my head? It doesn't hurt but it is annoying.

Small tingling/burning sensation like someone is drilling into my head on the left rear side of my head? It doesn't hurt but it is annoying.

How long have you: Been experiencing such symptoms? Have you seen any rash. It looks like some kind of nerve irritation. Herpes zoster is one but you need to have dermatome skin lesion. The other possibility is mononeuritis. I would recommend to see a family doc or neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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The left side of my head hurts, once a day, it's not painful, but yesterday I feel like a burning sensation on that spot, this paint started last week?

The left side of my head hurts, once a day, it's not painful, but yesterday I feel like a burning sensation on that spot, this paint started last week?

Trigeminal neuralgia: In headache disorders, the type of pain and specific characteristics of the headache are the most important features for diagnosis. Head hurting, but not being painful, is difficult to assess. Burning sensations on the side of the head occasionally can be a sign of neuropathy. This means a nerve is irritated. If it hurts when you touch it, it may be a sign of trigeminal neuralgia. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the left side of my head and tingling sensation in left cheek. Also had Bell's palsy a couple years ago. Diagnosis?

I have a burning sensation in the left side of my head and tingling sensation in left cheek. Also had Bell's palsy a couple years ago. Diagnosis?

Shingles?: Keep an eye out for areas of redness and small blisters. If this starts to occur in the areas that you're having those sensations, you may be dealing with shingles. This can be a serious condition if it comes near your eye, so be sure to see your doctor immediately if it starts to happen. Good luck and get better soon! ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I got a terrible headache on the left side of my head. I few days later the left side of my face went numb with a burning sensation.?

Schedule w/ PCP ASAP: You really should be evaluated as soon as possible for clotting disorder or aneurysm. Especially if you are overweight/ obese (BMI > 30), take birth control, smoke, and have a sedentary life style and any sudden changes in your vision.The headache with facial numbness could be an ominous sign and not disregarded. ...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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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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What could this be? I started with burning sensation of the left mandibular area CT was normal but for last 2 weeks burning on left side of the head.

What could this be? I started with burning sensation of the left mandibular area CT was normal but for last 2 weeks burning on left side of the head.

Neuralgia: This could be trigeminal neuralgia. The 5th cranial or trigeminal nerve divides into branches that supply sensation to the face. One of the branches is in the area you describe. If inflamed or irritated, it could cause the pain you describe. Treated as neuropathy or treat the cause. Could also be a dental problem, check with your dentist. ...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've been having a tingling sensation on the left side of my head follwed by a burning sensation on my fore head. Been worryimg about it could be a brain tumor?

I've been having a tingling sensation on the left side of my head follwed by a burning sensation on my fore head. Been worryimg about it could be a brain tumor?

Not a tumor: Your symptoms are consistent with a panic attack more than a neurological event.
For your own peace of mind, go and see a neurologist, he might order a MRI to clear that diagnosis, but the main issue is you get proper evaluation And treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I keep getting a terrible burning sensation in the left hand side of my head. With a terrible headache. The heat is even hot to touch.

Hi, I keep getting a terrible burning sensation in the left hand side of my head. With a terrible headache. The heat is even hot to touch.

Facial pain: Atypical facial pain or perhaps early onset of shingles involving the trigeminal nerve. The diagnosis and treatment for facial pain and the associated headaches is complex and requires a neurologist or neurosurgeon who specializes in facial pain. Discuss with your primary care physician. The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) is a helpful resource too. ...Read more

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Back left side of my head, above my ear area. I get this burning sensation in that one spot and at times I got shooting pain in the same spot. (months?

Back left side of my head, above my ear area. I get this burning sensation in that one spot and at times I got shooting pain in the same spot. (months?

See your PCP: For evaluation, tests to rule out Temporal Arteritis or any other primary headache and proper diagnosis and treatment. See your doctor ASAP to avoid serious complications. ...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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Left leg feels numb, numbness and pressure in head, left side. Burning sensation and tightness in neck. CT scan is ok, blood work ok. Feet feel cold?

Left leg feels numb, numbness and pressure in head, left side. Burning sensation and tightness in neck. CT scan is ok, blood work ok. Feet feel cold?

Need more info: I am not sure what you are asking us. Also what did you have a CT of, head, neck, low back? There are many causes for your symptoms but we need more information and a clear question to help you out. Please resubmit with more information. ...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