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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 burning sensation in my big toe just below the nail. Why is it so and what should I do. Thank you?

I have burning sensation in my big toe just below the nail. Why is it so and what should I do. Thank you?

You should see: A foot doctor. An x- ray may be in order possibilities include: an ingrown toenail, a fungal toenail, a spur of bone under the nail called a sub unfurl exostosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?

Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?

Fungus vs dermatitis: This could be a tinea pedis(fungus infection of the skin) or a dermatitis of some type. Over the counter cortisone creams and athletes foot cream could resolve this problem. If not, then make an appointment with your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! no thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off!  no thyroid problems  and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal) , or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Why won't my ingrown toe nail heal. 2 podiatrist said idk. No borders just burning sensation. No infection either?

Why won't my ingrown toe nail heal. 2 podiatrist said idk. No borders  just burning sensation. No infection either?

Abnormal...: This is not usual. If two other podiatrists don't know why this is happening to you, perhaps it's time to biopsy the area and make sure nothing else is going on! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the side of my left big toe?

Nerve: You may have an injury to the nerve on the top of the foot . This can be caused by tight shoes or swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

Sensory changes: 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

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Why do I feel burning sensation on tip of my right toe?

Why do I feel burning sensation on tip of my right toe?

Possible: Small shoes low back nerve impingement nerve entrapment of localized nerve. Begining of neuropathy from systemic disease. ...Read more

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I recently started to have a heated/burning sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

I recently started to have a heated/burning  sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

Few things: Could cause this. First, i would examine the skin to see if there is any sign of cracked skin, blistering or scaling as a fissure or athletes foot may be present. If not, i would question you with regards to low back pain or if you are possibly diabetic. I would also evaluate you for compression neuropathy of the deep peroneal nerve or tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more