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Burning Sensation Upper Body
What kind?: You will need to tell us what kind of medication and how soon the reaction started after you took the pill because we can venture a guess. Nonetheless if any medication causes unacceptable side effects, avoidance is the key regardless of the mechanism causing them. ...Read more
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
Hallo I have a burning sensation in the midle of my cheast. When I breath in or turn my upper body to the left. I'm 31 years old.
Costochondritis: In someone your age the most likely cause is irritation of the nerves in your anterior chest as they cross the cartilage and bone. This usually resolves with time but can be persistent. Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen are helpful as is rest of the muscle of your rib cage. Other causes are possible but really rare. If you develop other symptoms or theses persist see your doc. ...Read more
2 weeks of burning/chilled sensation in whole upper body and arms. No pain. Symptoms come on when exposed to cold weather. Herpes? MS? Heart?
Detailed history: In cases where the symptoms are complex and the diagnosis is not straightforward, many clinicians would say that the most important step is detailed conversation with the patient to elucidate the history. Especially if some work up has already been done, a careful review of the story is the first step. Consider getting a consultation with a doctor in the office or here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Hhmmm: Not very much comes to mind that can cause burning all over the body. Some physicians might right this off as a psychiatric diagnosis. So you may want to give a careful review of all symptoms and problems you may have. For burning all over I would look for inflammation, toxins or neurologic issues at the level of the brain that would affect your perception body wide. ...Read more
Peripheral neuropath: Peripheral neuropathy refers to damaged sensory nerves caused by diabetes, vitamin deficiency, physical trauma, consequence of shingles, etc. Go see your doctor for evaluation & appropriate treatment. Sometimes we use older antidepressants like Amitriptyline (lots of side effects in elderly), epilepsy drugs like Gabapentin & pregabalin, pepper compound (capsaicin), numbing agent (lidocaine) etc. ...Read more
Need details: If the symptoms are indeed involving left face, left arm, left chest and left leg, then the problem is likely in right brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Neurologic: See neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have burning sensation in different parts of my body and pain with headache. Also pain on the rightside of my body?
Hard to say: All over body pain has several causes some are severe and some are not. It's in your best interest to see your doctor or if unavailable have a doctor examine and talk to you in person. Granted you are siding right side body pain an emergency room visit may provide more information. Good luck ...Read more
1 week history of intermittent tingling and burning sensation all over the body, more in right side. Possible causes?
Can u tell me ifi feel a burning sensation in different places in the skin of my body when I touch the skin. What well bi that?
Medication induced: A better question to ask yourself is how long has this been going on for? If you recently started a new medication this could be a side effect. If the symptoms continue it would be best to see your primary care doctor for a full physical exam and assessment. ...Read more
What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?
Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in various parts of his body, is likely stimulating or pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possibly a cause, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
See primary care doc: There are many things that can cause whole body burning. Your primary care doctor can make sure that you do not have any vitamin or hormonal imbalances. If you have a good diet and exercise regularly, and are still having symptoms, a neurolgist or physiatrist can make sure that you don't have a condition affecting your nerves. ...Read more
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