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Quick Fire Hydrangea
Pins n needle feeling but amped up, felt like a quick zap in my shoulder almost as though it was on fire, could this be because of my tendonitis? 43y/o
My back feels like it's on fire on the half. It started after I bent down to grab something I dropped.
See below: Put an ice pack on it for 20 minutes ever hour or so for the first day, then heat similarly starting on the next day. If the pain doesn't settle down over the next day, you need to see your physician. Learn to bend your knees to get to the floor, not your waist. All of us who bend over the wrong way eventually get in the same predicament. ...Read more
Depends on source: Some sites equate "indian fire" with impetigo, a staph/strep infxn of skin: red rash with honey-colored crusts; very contaigious (google impetigo: images). Others equate it with rosacea, a red rash seen usually on cheeks & nose. (google rosacea: images). Both conditions are treated with antibiotics; impetigo can be cured; rosacea merely controlled. ...Read more
May be impetigo?: A couple of websites mention that indian fire is another name for impetigo. Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. The skin gets warm with redness. Sometimes the skin is tender. There is usually yellowish crusty material on the rash as it develops. Impetigo can spread from person to person, and should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics by a doctor. ...Read more
Many possible answer: Nicotinic acid or Niacin often causes people to flush and feel like the face is on fire for a time. So if you are taking any supplements that contain them, that would be it. Embarrassment of course is the natural cause. Anxiety or panic attacks could also. Pheochromocytoma is a adrenal disorder with episodes of palpitations, sweating, BP elevations and flushing or pallor in some patients. Ask md. ...Read more
Not well: Fire "eaters" do not get burnt because they pass their burning devices into parts of their body well lubricated with liquids and oils which are slow to heat and protect the underlying tissues. However they usually use items with burning hydrocarbons and over the long run will get into trouble with the ingestion of these toxic chemicals. ...Read more
Possibilities: Does your face appear flushed? Certainly hot flashes can make your face feel as if it's burning but usually associated with flushing. Also rosacea can cause a burning sensation but usually with redness. Certain allergies could do it, thyroid problems, polycythemia (too many blood cells) or reactions to topical creams or makeup. Skin on the face tends to be more sensitive than the rest of the body. ...Read more
Everytime I wake up my skin is on fire. It lasts a while then slowly eases up and then I feel hot. What can this be?
What would cause one side of my face to flush and not the other? My right side feels like its on fire but my left side feels fine.
Trigeminal nerve: Trigeminal nerve is a major nerve of face and can cause pain in one side if it's irritated. Called trigeminal neuralgia. Different causes. From herpes, pinched nerve, parotid glands or other salivary gland issues pushing on the nerve, or even middle ear issues. TMJ=TemparoMandibularJoint issues can also do it. ...Read more
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