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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation On Left Side Of Head

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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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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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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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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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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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Woke up this morning with nausea and felr like throwing up and really bad burning sensation on right side of head im scared as i get sever headachs t?

Woke up this morning with nausea and felr like throwing up and really bad burning sensation  on right side of head im scared as i get sever headachs t?

Sounds like migraine: headache. You can take some otc medication such as aleve or advil or exedrine migraine etc. If do not get any better and unable to get your doctor by phone, go to an urgent care or ER to get some migraine specific headach such as cafergot, imitrex (sumatriptan) or midrin. ...Read more

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What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

What could cause severe scalp burning sensation  pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncommon and usually has a component within the throat as well. Would see a neurologist to evaluate a deeper understanding of the situation. ...Read more

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Started ZPak 4days ago for sinus infection.Have vertigo,ringing ears,worsening pain right side of head,forhead,cheek+neck.Ct showed sinus cyst 2months prior.Burning sensation in nose.Warrant ER visit?

Started ZPak 4days ago for sinus infection.Have vertigo,ringing ears,worsening pain right side of head,forhead,cheek+neck.Ct showed sinus cyst 2months prior.Burning sensation in nose.Warrant ER visit?

Careful, Hi-cost for: low value; study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6631441. While only you can feel all your symptoms, jumping to conclusions of what they mean (though common) is definitely neither wisdom nor effective for improving your quality of life & long term outcomes. Far better: study anatomy/physiology on the net, seek assistance worthy of your trust, study your test data to help sort out issues ...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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