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Burning Tingling Scalp
I have localized nerve pain (tingling, burning, itching) on scalp, diffuse thinning & moving pressure in head for 10 mo. now. what could be the cause?
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching.The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Read more
I feel this tingling on my scalp like someone is poking me with tons of needles. I have really long hair so i didn't know if that could be causing it?
Depends: It sounds like a paresthesia. Paresthesias are abnormal sensory symptoms characterized as tingling, prickling, pins and needles or burning sensations. What is causing the paresthesias may need to be worked up. I would go to the doctor. A whole range of conditions can cause this. The last patient i had with this symptom ended up having shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The top of my scalp feels like a mild burning sensation along with pins and needles. It just started recently. Should note Im having sinus issues?
Need details: If the area that is tingling involves more of the forehead to the scalp which is to the hairline region and no further then, the sinus problem may be related. If you're referring to the entire REST of the top of the head behind the hairline all the way back you may have irritation of a nerve root. If you'd like to send more info. to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi I can help either by email or consult ...Read more
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
What cause a perfect band/strip of tingling and burning across my back close to where the bra line is, but wider?
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
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