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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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I am a 30 y old woman. Having left arm heaviness and burning sensation in fingers after heavy lifting and also on cold mornings. What could it be?

I am a 30 y old woman. Having left arm heaviness and burning sensation in fingers  after heavy  lifting and also on cold mornings. What could it be?

Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder region could be the problem. Symptoms brought on by cold temperatures suggest some vascular spasm. Bursitis of the shoulder is another possibility. An orthopedic specialist or neurologist would be best to evaluate you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

?carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let your doctor know about this, as simple to reverse. ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing/breathing. Dry caugh causing chocking, nausea, burning sensation in eyes, diziness, purple finger tips, feeling cold. What is this?

Trouble swallowing/breathing. Dry caugh causing chocking, nausea, burning sensation in eyes, diziness, purple finger tips, feeling cold. What is this?

Acrocyanosis: All the symptoms except one seem like you just have an upper respiratory infection but I am concerned with the purple or bluish fingers, called acrocyanosis. This may be pointing to low oxygen in the blood and has to be evaluated properly. It is best to go to your doctor but if you really bad enough, this warrants a more speedy evaluation and diagnosis, go to er. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a burning sensation in between my fingers?

Why do I feel a burning sensation in between my fingers?

Burnning: There are many causes for burnning sensation in between fingers. Most common is B12 deficiency and diabetes.Other causes are amyloid neuropathy, b6 , hiv, vasculitis, lyme, vasculitis, hypothyroid, medication specially chemotherapy, certain medications. ...Read more

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Why I am feeling burning sensation in index finger?

Nerve Compression: Your sensation could be related to some nerve compression at your wrist area which we see in people with carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be attributed to the type of work that you do everyday. ...Read more

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I have been fingered , I bleed in the inside , the blood color is brown and I feel burning sensation a little . What it could be ?

I have been fingered , I bleed in the inside , the blood color is brown and I feel burning sensation a little . What it could be ?

Bleeding: The brown color is likely old blood. May also indicate that you are having a period. Burning sensation is a little concerning as this may mean either a bacterial or yeast infection. In any event, you will need to see a physician if the symptoms have not gone away in the next day or two. ...Read more

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I have little lumps and burning sensation in between two of my fingers. Can it possibly be herpes?

I have little lumps and burning sensation in between two of my fingers. Can it possibly be herpes?

Difficult to say....: Dermatological (skin) conditions are very difficult to diagnose without first seeing and feeling the lesion, however, interdigital (between the fingers) red bumps could be from herpes or scabies. See your doctor for a definitive work up. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Burning sensatjon: Very few things can do that---1). Nerve pinching at cervical spine level 2) or hypothyroidism 3). Also vitamin b6 deficiency in chronic alcoholic can do that too. Consult with your pmd. ...Read more

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