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I experience severe burning sensation all over by whole body at night as soon as i lie down. It feels like i've burnt with hot steam all over my body?

I experience severe burning sensation all over by whole body at night as soon as i lie down.  It feels like i've burnt with hot steam all over my body?

Weird sensation: Orphan sensations can be caused by a lot of things. It definitely deserves evaluation by a dermatologist. Preferably one who will listen with an open mind, as these things take time to unravel. ...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 a headache and severe lightheadedness and a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

I have a headache and severe lightheadedness and a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Having severe burning pain in my lower back. I haven't done any physical activity to hurt it. Started when I woke up. What could it be?

Having severe burning pain in my lower back. I haven't done any physical activity to hurt it. Started when I woke up. What could it be?

Burning back pain: any urinary symptoms?? unusual for a 20 yo to have disc issues without significant trauma. any other symptoms?? fever frequency of urination, ? pregnant. I would try moist heat and an over the counter pain medication like advil or aleve (naproxen) if no relief in 24 hours I would call your doctor - just be aware of the winter storm coming. Good luck ...Read more

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I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, I would encourage you to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are: spine related, such as a pinched nerve; peri scapular, such as a sub scapular bursitis; or even nonmusculoskeletal. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely reveal the problem and based upon that appropriate alternatives discussed. ...Read more

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I have severe burning pain between both shoulder blades and it looks swollen. How can I treat this at home?

I have severe burning pain between both shoulder blades and it looks swollen. How can I treat this at home?

Ibuprofen : Heat or ice, no heavy lifting, pushing or pulling. Watch your postur and if using computer a lot itigjt take awhile. You may need physical therapy . Did you injure yourself ? ...Read more

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I started having burning pain in my lower left ab and groin area this has gone on for 2 days and has become severe what can cause this?

I started having burning pain in my lower left ab and groin area this has gone on for 2 days and has become severe what can cause this?

burning lower abdomi: Pain requires medical evaluation and not just pain medicine. She can be bladder or bowel or even ovarian pain or even something more serious. It is hurting for 2 days and has become more severe it needs attention right away. ...Read more

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I fell down from a bike and i got scratches on my elbow...but the skin around my wound tuns black day by day with severe burning sensation...

I fell down from a bike and i got scratches on my elbow...but the skin around my wound tuns black day by day with severe burning sensation...

BICYCLE SCRATCHES: HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DOCTOR YET? THINK LIKE THIS: YOU HAVE A FIRE. HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE? WATER! WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 2 or 3 HOURS FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES EACH TIME. (NOT HOT OR COLD WATER!) CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO FIND OUT IF ITS INFECTED. YOU MAY NEED AN ANTIBIOTIC.. ...Read more

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Have severe burning/tingling of face, began about three months ago with slight burning sensation right cheek. Over time has enveloped entire face?

Have severe burning/tingling of face, began about three months ago with slight burning sensation right cheek. Over time has enveloped entire face?

Facial burning: There are many possible causes of facial burning sensation, and the answer for you requires more detailed evaluation. Some inflammatory conditions and immunologic problems can cause this. Allergy to certain medications is possible, for example. Your doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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I suffer from migraines my whole life I have a severe one now with a lot of pressure & pain on the rt side & a burning sensation on my head. Pls help?

I suffer from migraines my whole life I have a severe one now with a lot of pressure & pain on the rt side & a burning sensation on my head. Pls help?

Headache specialist: Migraines can be well managed with combination of medications alongwith relaxation therapy and/or physical medicine. You should consider consulting a headache specialist/neurologist. If you have consulted one already and haven't had much success, consult an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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There is severe burning sensation in my stomach is it acidity ?

There is severe burning sensation in my stomach is it acidity ?

Good possibility: Try zantac (ranitidine) 300 mgm one tab, and if the symptoms have improved it may be acidity.Consult md to treat ur condition. ...Read more

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What part of my disc would be herniated to cause severe burning pain in my feet?

What part of my disc would be herniated to cause severe burning pain in my feet?

Varies: There are primarily three nerve roots that exit the spine to supply different parts of the foot; L4, L5, and S1. ...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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Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?

Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?

Define minor : In setting of a traumatic event, a lumbar spine disc protrusion/herniation can cause these symptoms. This is sometime referred to as a "pinched nerve", "sciatica" or radiculitis. It depends on various considerations, including one's risk factors, predisposition or susceptibility to a medical condition, as well as the momentum involved, translational forces from a "minor car accident" is possible. ...Read more

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What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

What is  the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

Shingles: There is a good possibility,,with that history than you have Herpes Zoster or "Shingles" This is due to re-activation of the Chicken Pox virus in a nerve (nerves) where it causes a tiny chicken pox like "bump" in the skin at the end of the nerve. There is medication for this disorder even after the rash breaks out so contact your Primary Care Physician for advice. Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


Pain Or Discomfort, Burning Or Stinging (Definition)

Pain or discomfort, burning or stinging ...Read more