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Causes Of Burning Sensation In Skull
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
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
For the past year, my husband has had an occasional burning sensation to the back of his neck below his skull.There's no pain/tingling or past injury
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
What would cause a burning sensation on my forhead especially when toweling off after washing my face?
Irritation: If the skin is exposed to repeated rubbing or hot water it becomes more sensitive. ...Read more
Burning sensation in middle of back Just to the right of the spine Could this be caused by gallbladder?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor for evaluation and CT of spine to find cause of pain. ...Read more
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
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?
Been having a burning sensation for about a month now in my LLQ but closer to my left side. Wondering the cause of this? Was under stress too.
If on skin, consult : consult with us to discuss your immune status to be sure not early shingles. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my quads when I put the laptop or any thing on it and it burning gradualy untill it's painfull what could be the cause?
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?
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
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