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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

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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 to do if I have a burning sensation up the right side of my face, it isn't red, when I touch it, it hurts, what is it?

What to do if I have a burning sensation up the right side of my face, it isn't red, when I touch it, it hurts, what is it?

Uncertain: 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 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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Hello, recently i have been suffering flare ups what seems to constantly be there on the right side of my face (cheek) burning sensation and redness?

Hello, recently i have been suffering flare ups what seems to constantly be there on the right side of my face (cheek) burning sensation and redness?

Cheeks with a rash: could indicate malar rash . This may be early sign of Lupus. It may also be caused by sinusitis. We do not have sufficient medical history , so i suggest a consultation with an Internist . Hope you feel well soon. ...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 have been getting a burning sensation on the top of my right foot and my right side of my face.

I have been getting a burning sensation on the top of my right foot and my right side of my face.

Not typical: Burning in areas that are supplied by different nerve endings could be a sign of polyneuropathy. There are many causes of neuropathies. You should see a neurologist for this, especially if you have numbness in the areas in addition to burning. ...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. ?

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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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