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What could cause a burning sensation in head scalp?

What could cause a burning sensation in head scalp?

Many causes: Allergy to soap/shampoo reaction to hair colouring product hair products stress anxiety migraine side effect of medication occipital neuralgia sinus whiplash injury vitamin b 12 deficiency spinal nerve compression diabetes peripheral artery disease peripheral neuropathy sun burn chemical burn heat burn peripheral nerve trauma (see nerve symptoms) peripheral nerve compressions. ...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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Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Idiosyncratic: Burning head sensation is not a commonly reported side effect associated with metformin. A few percent of patients experience headaches but not burning head sensation. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Burning: I don't know why glucophage (metformin) can cause burning in your head but stop taking it. There are at least 12 different medicines - not including insulin - that you could take instead. Please let your doctor know and a different product will be prescribed. ...Read more

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Please answer! what makes glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Please answer! what makes glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

One of two things ?: Burning in the head is uncommon with metformin. One possibility is acidosis and the other is hypogycemia. Check your blood sugar if it occurs again. You need to tell the doctor who prescribed the metformin that you are having this problem. ...Read more

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What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

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. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...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?

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 can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

Neuralgia: What you are describing is nerve pain which is described as burning in nature, likely secondary to a pinched nerve either c2 or c3 dermatome. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis on the pubic area cause a burning sensation in the penis' head?

Not likely: A folliculitis is an inflammation of the follicles usually associated with superficial bacterial infection. Burning of the glans is likely due to another cause - maybe medicine you have been applying to your groin? Burning with urination is a different story and could be related to urinary tract infection or an std. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia?Could not bear hot

What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia?Could not bear hot

Probably not: Fibromyalgia affects both right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist. There are several things that might cause your symptoms-e.g.-trigger points (painful bands inside the muscle), facet joint arthritis of the lower neck or upper back (especially if you were in an accident with a whiplash injury), disc tears, and subluxation of the joints between the rib and vertebrae. ...Read more