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Woke up from dozing off. had ache in right side of forehead. Now have burning sensation in right ear . getting over sinus infection. Idea?

Woke up from dozing off. had ache in right side of forehead. Now have burning sensation in right ear . getting over sinus infection. Idea?

Ear infection: Dear Mary, The sinus infection can travel into your ear. If your symptoms to not improve or worsen please seek help from healthcare provider for an exam and treatment. ...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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After havin pain in forehead, behind eyes& heaviness &burning sensation in head for 2weeks, CT shows acute sinusitis. I took zinoximor but still pain?

After havin pain in forehead, behind eyes& heaviness &burning sensation in head for 2weeks, CT shows acute sinusitis. I took zinoximor but still pain?

May take time: It may take some time for the sinusitis to clear. Thus you may have the pain for awhile. Sometimes, if the antibiotics are not sufficient, it may be necessary to see an ENT specialist who may be able to drain out some of the mucus via endoscopy. This may help to decrease the sinusitis and make the antibiotics more effect. ...Read more

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My husband just said he has a burning sensation on his forehead? What could this be?

My husband just said he has a burning sensation on his forehead? What could this be?

More info needed: We can't be sure without more information and an examination, but if the burning is on one side of the forehead only, it could be related to the onset of shingles ( herpes zoster) before the rash is apparent. Shingles in that area could affect the eye, so see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on my forehead, what to do?

I have burning sensation on my forehead, what to do?

Neuralgia: See a neurologist. Medications can often control the symptoms till it resolves ...Read more

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I have a random burning sensation on my forehead and random pains in my left ear that hurts.

Could be nerve irrit: Intermittent in in the area of the ear could be due to a problem with the temporomandibular joint . This may also be due to infection. It would be best to consult with your otolaryngologist for an examination, exact diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Experiencing a burning sensation with my headache mostly around forehead. Feel fine otherwise except noticeably fatigued. Any ideas?

Experiencing a burning sensation with my headache mostly around forehead. Feel fine otherwise except noticeably fatigued. Any ideas?

Go see your DR: Common causes of headache are migraine/ spasm of blood vessels in the scalp and tension/muscular strain. Sinus headache has associated colds/congestion and pain on pressing the forehead and cheeks.. Fatigue could be from many causes including lingering infection, lack of sleep, stress, thyroid condition etc. Have yourself examined by your dr. God bless you! ...Read more

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I fell on cobblestone this morning. Half of my head has a burning sensation( that comes and goes). I hit my forehead above my right eye-brow. ?

I fell on cobblestone this morning.  Half of my head has a burning sensation( that comes and goes).  I hit my forehead above my right eye-brow.  
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Got to ER or Urgent: Care and get an x-ray done asap. Head trauma can lead to all sorts of problems that can cause issues later on that you may not be aware of. You could easily have a fracture or other trauma and should be seen by a doctor for evaluation. Often symptoms may not appear for another 24-72 hours that are important to evaluate at the onset. So don't delay. Also, have your neck and back evaluated too. ...Read more

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Moderate dizziness,burning sensation in left frontal lobe area,tingling from forehead to top middle of head feeling like it was banged but it wasn't.?

Head ache: I see you are taking gabapentin is it for the head ache. You might be having some form of head ache from different causes. It could be vascular, muscular, neural or related to near by joint problems have it checked out ...Read more

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Mild forehead ache for a month and now burning sensation in right forearm for a week. Ct scan done in late december last year came back normal. Ideas?

Mild forehead ache for a month and now burning sensation in right forearm for a week. Ct scan done in late december last year came back normal. Ideas?

Headache: Hard to say. Clearly your doctor has evaluated you and was perhaps concerned about a cervical disc problem, thus the ct scan. Burning in arm can be a peripheral nerve problem. Headache perhaps tension? Sinus related? Blood work done perhaps to include a lyme test. ...Read more