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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Sensation In Skull

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I have a burning sensation at the back of my skull. It started back in 24 dec'08 and still happens esp when m very tensed or anticipating danger.

I have a burning sensation at the back of my skull.
It started back in 24 dec'08  and still happens esp when m very tensed  or anticipating danger.

Occipital neuritis: The back of your head is innervated and controlled by the occipital nerves as pictured here. Possibly you have some inflammation of the occipital nerves causing your burning symptoms. Pain in general is aggrevated by stress, but especially neuropathic pain (pain from nerves). It has been nearly 4 yrs now, it is time to consult doc to find out what is causing your trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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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 have daily neck pain at the base of my skull and frequent skin burning sensation all over my body. Please tell me what this is??

I have daily neck pain at the base of my skull and frequent skin burning sensation all over my body. Please tell me what this is??

Need eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?

Painful lump at the base of my  back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in rectum causes?

Burning sensation in rectum causes?

Hemorrhoids?: A burning sensation in the anorectal area might be a symptom of hemorrhoids, anal fissure or proctitis (inflammation of the rectum). I suggest you see a GI doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes burning sensation on lips?

What causes burning sensation on lips?

Reflux: One additional cause that could cause problems in the mouth and on the lips is a reflux which is undisguised. This can also give symptoms of laryngitis. If there are no outside causes see your physician re workup and if other symptoms are present evaluation for possible reflux. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in elbow?

What causes a burning sensation in elbow?

Tendinitis: Most times burning pain in the elbow w/out a history of trauma is tendinitis.Occ. The ulnar nerve(funny bone) can get irritated and cause burning pain esp.If your pinkie or ring finger get numb or tingle.Tendinitis responds to nsaids, rest from offending activities(power grip), ice massage etc. If no improvement see your orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in a vein?

What causes a burning sensation in a vein?

Not : Enough data for any worthy reply: which vein and where located?
Besides, burning sensation is usually denotes a peripheral nerve irritation... And to a vein, unless it may have a blood clot in it... ...Read more

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Cause for burning sensation after urination?

Cause for burning sensation after urination?

Rule out infection: Dysuria in men (tingling or burning during or just after urination may be a presenting complaint of urethritis, prostatitis, epididymitis or urinary tract infections. Set up a Health Tap concierge visit and a doctor can order labs for you. Once the results are back the doctor can order medications to cure this condition.. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation in my esophagus?

What can cause a burning sensation in my esophagus?

Not all GERD = burn: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

Sensory changes: Another name : paresthesias.
Direct trauma to your feet. Nerve damage from long-term diabetes (> 10 years). Other neurologic diseases (like multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage, stroke, etc...). Sometimes a specific cause is not found through the battery of testing.
Please talk with your primary care doctor and work on learning the cause of this problem together. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

NotalgiaParesthetica: What you describe sounds like "notalgia paresthetica". It is usually caused by irritation of nerve roots as they exit the spine. The most common problem is poor posture and slouching. I recommend postural exercises and muscle strengthening to my patients with this problem. It does work. To be certain of what you are experiencing, i would see a dermatologist or your pcp first. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of a burning sensation in the feet?

What are some possible causes of a burning sensation in the feet?

Many: Back problems i.E hernaited disc, nutritional deficiencies, localized entrapments of nerves like a neuroma, or tarsal tunnel syndrome, side effects of certain medications, to name a few. ...Read more

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What could cause this burning sensation under my index fingernail?

What could cause this burning sensation under my index fingernail?

Glomus? : There is a tumor called a glomus tumor. This is not cancer it is benign. It causes pain and cold insensitivity of the finger tip. Treatment involves removing the tumor. ...Read more

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My left side of my elbow has a burning sensation, what could cause this?

Tennis elbow: If the "outside" part of the elbow is painful the most likely cause is a lateral epicondilytis or a tennis elbow. ...Read more

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Can migraines also cause a burning sensation the the center if the chest?

Can migraines also cause a burning sensation the the center if the chest?

Rather unlikely: The chest problems need assessment, as could be heart origin, or costochondritis, but not a part of migraine. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for severe burning sensation in the under part of the wrist?

What would be the cause for severe burning sensation in the under part of the wrist?

Carpal tunnel: Would be my best guess. If not carpal tunnel syndrome, it is another type of neuropathy-go see your doc to clarify. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on skin on buttok burns especially in evening c hurts to sit

What causes  a burning sensation on skin on buttok burns  especially in evening  c hurts to sit

Neuritis or bursitis: Inflammation of the busal sac near the sciatic nerve with the stretch and pressure from sitting irritating the nerve or bursal sac in that are couase these symptoms. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with prostitis is constant burning sensation in urethera common ? Cause that's what mostly hurts

Was diagnosed with prostitis is constant burning sensation in urethera common ? Cause that's what mostly hurts

Yes: Hope you get over it soon with treatment, the urethra passes through the prostate, and this part is called the prostatic urethra. Pain from inflammation can spread along the whole length of the urethra and the surrounding structures. Take the prescribed medications, pain killers and push more oral fluids, wish you well ...Read more

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I always seem to keep this burning sensation in the outer side of the vaginal what causes it how can I be rid of it?

I always seem to keep this burning sensation in the outer side of the vaginal what causes it how can I be rid of it?

Burning vulva: Burning wo rash or itching could be from dryness from low estrogen esp if you are menopausal or had ovaries surg removed. Topical estrogen 2 x aweek could help. Firsy get checked for yeast inf. Or vulvitis lichen atrophicus ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the upper shoulders &very hot burning sensation that goes along the back of my head.Ifeel shoulders painful &hot also?

Possibly: If the pain is generalized and there are areas of soft tissue tenderness, then it is likely fibromyalgia. Localized pain just to the neck and shoulder areas is unlikely to be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in stomach?

What causes a burning sensation in stomach?

Inflammation: Assuming we are talking about your stomach and not your abdomen. Gastritis, stomach ulcers, hunger pangs, reflux. I would first try a liquid antacid 2 tablespoons (30ml); either maalox or mylanta. If this does not relieve the symptoms within 30 minutes or if the burning is recurrent then see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more