Top
10
Doctor insights on: Burning Skin Sensation Causes

Share
1

1
How does anxiety cause burning skin sensations ? Is it to do with the fight or flight system ?

How does anxiety cause burning skin sensations ? Is it to do with the fight or flight system ?

Vasodilation: Or widening of the blood vessels sends blood to the skin and can be experienced as burning. This is the result of chemicals such as histamine being produced in large quantities in the body when stressed. Today we talk about the flight, flight, freeze response. The relaxation response is the opposite and herbert benson, md, has a little book w/technique that helps. The very best to you. ...Read more

2

2
I've heard that stress/anxiety can cause burning skin sensations and other odd sensations in the skin. Is this correct ?

I've heard that stress/anxiety can cause burning skin sensations and other odd sensations in the skin. Is this correct ?

Skin ; stress: Yes, stress and anxiety can cause one to feel burning and other sensations on one's skin. Also suggestion either through hypnosis or autosuggestion can also produce burning and itching, . ...Read more

4

4
What can I do for severe tightening of feet(especially around thumb) accompanied with burning skin sensation?

What can I do for severe tightening of feet(especially around thumb) accompanied with burning skin sensation?

Hands or feet?: If your hands and thumb are swollen or your feet and big toe are swollen it will feel tight. This can be due to fluid retention from , salting your food, eating salty food, high blood pressure, allergies and more. See your doctor to get started on preventing this from effecting your heart, blood pressure, kidneys or lungs. Elevate your hands or feet and make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

5

5
When I reach my arm I get a burning, skin ripping sensation in my left teres major area. Ideas? I've had this before on my right side in the same spot

When I reach my arm I get a burning, skin ripping sensation in my left teres major area. Ideas? I've had this before on my right side in the same spot

It's a nerve problem: Could be (not is, could be) positional nerve or nerve root entrapment somewhere in your neck or shoulder. The closer it is to the midline and the more symmetrical it is, the closer it is to your cervical spine. More likely in people who are very thin, very muscular, or have some cervical degenerative changes. Don't rush off to get it fixed, but do see a doc if you desire reassurance. ...Read more

7

7
Burning skin sensation from under breasts to groin. No rash or swelling can be seen. No new medications or personal products. What could it be? TY

Burning skin sensation from under breasts to groin.  No rash or swelling can be seen. No new medications or personal products.  What could it be?  TY

Nerve dysfunction: Something, is causing a dysfunction, or irritating your sensory nerves, the nerves involved in sensation. One possibility, is what we call small fiber neuropathy. Or a degeneration of the nerve fibers that are involved in sensation. This is common with autoimmune disorders such as lupus. Another, less likely possibility is a lesion in your spinal cord. This is less likely, ...Read more

8

8
Burning skin sensation starting in buttock down thru leg/foot. Occurs with hemorrhoid. Happens on and off for several years. 35 yo f.

Burning skin sensation starting in buttock down thru leg/foot.  Occurs with hemorrhoid.   Happens on and off for several years.  35 yo f.

Secondary phenomenon: This is a secondary phenomenon from straining or what is commonly called a valsalva maneuver. My diagnosis is that as you push to have a bm, the nerve is being pushed into either a disc herniation or spur in your lumbar spine. Mri of the lumbar spine is indicated and f/u with your doc. ...Read more

9

9
Severe tightening of feet(especially around thumb) accompanied with burning skin sensation. Have i got a viral infection or bacteria?

Severe tightening of feet(especially around thumb) accompanied with burning skin sensation. Have i got a viral infection or bacteria?

See a doctor: Without the ability to have access to your medical history and perform an exam cannot diagnose, but this has the potential to be very severe and would strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap. ...Read more

10

10
Many thanks for answering my question. I just thought I'd ask a more detailed one. I've had pain in my legs ( deep muscle ache and a burning skin sensation ) for around a year now. All tests have been clear from a neurologist. Rheumatologist said " it mig

Many thanks for answering my question. I just thought I'd ask a more detailed one. I've had pain in my legs ( deep muscle ache and a burning skin sensation ) for around a year now. All tests have been clear from a neurologist. Rheumatologist said " it mig

Said what else: It might be muscle - myofascial type pain, restless legs can do this. They have you on the correct medication for this but you need to see if you can increase the dose if it is not type. A sleep study may help define the restless legs and also you should see if your iron studies are OK. ...Read more