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Tingling sensation on my cheeks, both sides of my head. Sometimes is on the top of the scal or burning.What could it be?

Tingling sensation on my cheeks, both sides of my head. Sometimes is on the top of the scal or burning.What could it be?

Need more info: Sounds like it might be a form of anxiety. The symptoms are so varied it is hard to pick a neurological cause. To be 100% sure please consult with a neurologist and if his/her exam is normal talk to your family physician. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What can cause sudden burning tingling of skin with heat?

What can cause sudden burning tingling of skin with heat?

Heat rash: Could be a reaction due to release of histamine. If there is rash it could be heat induced urticaria. If you are taking tetracycline or doxycycline this could cause it too. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues cause burning and tingling in one part of head?

Can sinus issues cause burning and tingling in one part of head?

Sinusitis: This is not a typical sinus symptom which usually consists of pain with associated nasal congestion and drainage of mucus. Neuralgia, which is an irritation/inflammation of a superficial nerve in the forehead, is more likely. It's not serious and usually resolves in a few days. See your MD if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I'm having strange headaches that are just on the back of my head - with burning tingling sensations on my head and face. What could it be?

I'm having strange headaches that are just on the back of my head - with burning tingling sensations on my head and face. What could it be?

It COULD be...: ...not saying it IS, but it COULD be, occipital neuralgia. This is often diagnosed and treated by neurologists but knowledge about this is not necessarily limited to neurologists. Astute and experienced PCPs can address this as well. ...Read more

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I've been having a burning sensation from what feels like the inside of my head. I've also been having tingling sensations that are dull. Thoughts?

I've been having a burning sensation from what feels like the inside of my head. I've also been having tingling sensations that are dull. Thoughts?

Need an examination : A symptom of "burning sensations inside my head " and tingling sensations is less likely to be due to a serious disease and more likely due to stress or anxiety. BUT it's not possible to diagnose these symptoms without knowing your medical history and without the ability to ask you specific questions and examining you. Please see a Dr. to be sure nothing serious is present, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

Fibromyalgia allergy: The symptoms can be related to fibromyalgia, other times of allergic skin disease, and sometimes underlying medical problems. You will need a full evaluation to help clarify why you have the symptoms ...Read more

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I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

See a neurologist: The possible causes for these symptoms include headache, anxiety, stress, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, cerebral ischemia, etc. See a neurologist to discuss your symptoms in detail and to undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...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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I have a fist size area of skin where shlder blade n ribs meet that is extrmly sensitive. Its a mix of tingling, burning hypersensitive feel Painful y?

Radiculopathy : This could be because of a spinal nerve root being irritated in the thoracic spine. If this persists and gets more intense, an MRI of the spine can demonstrate the issue. Sometimes, symptoms like this occur before Zoster occurs- that is a rash with tear drop like small blisters on the skin. This is due to the chicken pox virus and occurs due to reawakening of the virus in adulthood. ...Read more

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My hair is thinning and my hair is tingling, burning sensation with lumps under the skin can you tell me what is this ?

My hair is thinning and my hair is tingling, burning sensation with lumps under the skin can you tell me what is this
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Many causes: This could be seborrheic dermatitis, due to a specific type of yeast, or infection of the hair follicles (folliculitis). The hair thinning may or may not be related. Treatment options include over the counter shampoos with zinc, selenium, coal tar, resorcin, or salicylic acid. If it doesn't get better see your doc to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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I have had a burning tingling pain on the back of my head left side 3 to 4 in away from my ear. Been happening for 6 yrs off and on.?

I have had a burning tingling pain on the back of my head left side 3 to 4 in away from my ear. Been happening for 6 yrs off and on.?

Occipital nerve: Most likely explanation for your symptoms is irritation of occipital nerve, a strictly sensory nerve supplying the scalp in back of the head. This nerve is frequently irritated by chronic muscle spasm secondary to emotional tension and/or anatomic difficulties in the upper neck. ...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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Is this rosacea? Irritated skin from reaction to a product. Didn't settle. Burning, warmth, redness.Dry skin.Now tingling and face is mildy red with some flushing in eves.Triggers:heat&emotion

Is this rosacea? Irritated skin from reaction to a product. Didn't settle. Burning, warmth, redness.Dry skin.Now tingling and face is mildy red with some flushing in eves.Triggers:heat&emotion

Could be or allergy: If you have those symptoms as a reaction to a product it sounds more like allergy or allergic dermatitis. You may also have rosacea, which can result in flushing and facial redness especially with heat, stress or alcohol triggers. Either way you should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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