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Toe nail burning sensation?

Toe nail burning sensation?

You: May have a fungus or bacterial infection. See a podiatrist. ...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 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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I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand, numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand, numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

Numbness: No the burning sensation in your left 5th digit is totally unrelated to the L5 disc protrusion but could represent an ulnar nerve entrapment or too much pressure on the outside palm. ...Read more

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I have GERD and am on Nexium but keep getting this recurring burning sensation in the entire right side of my body (side of face, pinky toe and pinky in hand, thigh). I am iron deficient and am on iron supplements right now.

I have GERD and am on Nexium but keep getting this recurring burning sensation in the entire right side of my body (side of face, pinky toe and pinky in hand, thigh). I am iron deficient and am on iron supplements right now.

Neurologic: GERD or Nexium does not cause the type of symptoms you are describing. I am concerned as to why a young male (unless you have been a vegan for many years) would develop iron-deficiency anemia. Your best bet is to consult a neurologist. The fact that the entire half (including the face) is affected however does not make sense neurologically either. ...Read more

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Burning sensation right hand right foot what can it be?

Burning sensation right hand right foot what can it be?

Many possibilities: Burning sensations can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and I thought my

What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and I thought my

Neuroma: Burning in the ball of the foot is indicative of a neuroma, inflamed nerve from irritation from tight and narrow shoes or trauma to forefoot. Treatment usually is reducing the swelling in the nerve: ice, elevating the foot, Motrin or even a steroid injection into the swollen nerve in the foot. An x-ray can be taken to rule out stress fracture. Burning can also be neuropathy if you have diabetes. ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation in my left hand/fingers and my left foot is swollen and burning, and my right thigh burns and goes numb?

I get a burning sensation in my left hand/fingers and my left foot is swollen and burning, and my right thigh burns and goes numb?

Burning numb: This doesn't fit a logical pattern for a neurological illness in the back or the brain, but could fit with diabetes. Check with your doctor to get screened. Exercise and drink plenty of fluid, avoid caffeine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Just started having burning & pain on both of my big toes by the nail. It also looks like the shape of my nails are changing. What's happening?

Just started having burning & pain on both of my big toes by the nail. It also looks like the shape of my nails are changing. What's happening?

Without seeing: The problem I will just restate what you said....your nails are changing as a result you are having burning and pain....
So how are they changing? Ae they Thick? Discolored? Perhaps fungus? Injury of the nail against he shoe? ...Read more

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About a month ago, I was helping move a back door and dropped it on my big toe. I continue to have a burning pain under the nail. Have it checked?

About a month ago, I was helping move a back door and dropped it on my big toe. I continue to have a burning pain under the nail. Have it checked?

Burning pain: Yes you should have it checked. Please have someone take you to the Emergency facility. It is most likely they will not remove your nail! ...Read more

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Burning sensation in my toes, it happens on and off...But more frequently of late, it's only present on two toes on my right foot?

Burning sensation in my toes, it happens on and off...But more frequently of late, it's only present on two toes on my right foot?

Need testing: Burning in your toes could signify a problem with your nerve endings called neuropathy. Consider getting your blood sugar tested, as neuropathy related to diabetes is common. Could be mechanical and something called a neuroma -- nerve bundle at the web spaced between those 2 toes is irritated. Wider toebox shoes and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) could help. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right big toe because I had an gout attack. What can I do about the burning sensation?

Hang in there: Gout can be a very painful condition to suffer with. As the gout attach subsides, so do the redness, swelling and pain.

In the meantime take it easy and rest the foot where possible. Avoid tight fitting shoes. Take any prescribed medications, and talk to your doctor about options for pain relief. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now, from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now, from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. I'm 16, any idea what causes this?

Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. I'm 16, any idea what causes this?

Hamstring tightness: The location you described is that of your hamstring tendon. If it is tight, when you try to stretch it, it will burn and hurt. Continue to GENTLY stretch it, and eventually it will loosen up and the pain will fade. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a painful burning sensation that originates on the medial side of my big toe and radiates through the top of my foot when I point my toes.

I have a painful burning sensation that originates on the medial side of my big toe and radiates through the top of my foot when I point my toes.

Nerve problem: These type of symptoms are usually associated to irritating a nerve. If you were to tap on the nerve you can usually reproduce the symptoms. Obvious treatment, do not irritate the nerve. There are a few ways in doing so. Not comfortable trying to treat over internet. ...Read more

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My left little toe and my right big toe as a sharp burning sensation when stretching to the side and is clicking when pressing on top of little toe.

My left little toe and my right big toe as a sharp burning sensation when stretching to the side and is clicking when pressing on top of little toe.

Burning sensation: Can be a sign of neuropathy, otherwise these toes on different feet are not related. Clicking, can be gas expelling from a joint or a tendon snapping on a piece of bone or out of a groove. You should see a foot doc and have it checked out. ...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 have a burning sensation on the side of my left big toe?

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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I have a burning sensation under big toe. What should I do?

See the doctor: May be due to low back pain. I'll fitting shoes should be ruled out as well. ...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?

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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Puffiness/redness/burning sensation is back after big toenail removal on 3/25/15. Will I most likely have to have the toenail removal procedure again?

Puffiness/redness/burning sensation is back after big toenail removal on 3/25/15. Will I most likely have to have the toenail removal procedure again?

TO KNIFE A NAIL BED: Sounds like a repeat procedure may be coming, especially if there is some toe nail left. But in situations like these, patients have best results when doing warm water soak 3 times/day, otherwise ensure area is clean & dry, give it plenty of exposure to air, & daily bandage changes (youtube instructions on best bandaging, almost all videos with over 50k views are reliable) ...Read more

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I have a painful, burning sensation at the base of the pad of my big toe. It started yesterday when I was practicing dance. I am 32, female, and fit?

A couple of things: There are a couple of small bones under the bone at the base of the big toe called sesamoids. These can become inflammed or cracked. Or you might have pinched a nerve in the ball of your foot. See a podiatrist for examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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Red soles. Burning sensation. Numb toes. Both feet?

Red soles. Burning sensation. Numb toes. Both feet?

Neuropathy: There are a number of potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. An exam and possibly a nerve conduction test will likely determine the cause. Among the more common causes is a "pinched nerve" in the spine or a neuropathy. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Is there a test to find out what is causing a burning sensation in my toe? Ie: psble nerve damage, nerve block from anesthia injections?

Is there a test to find out what is causing a burning sensation in my toe? Ie: psble nerve damage, nerve block from anesthia injections?

Nerve pain: An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can identify the cause of the burning in the foot. There are a battery of blood tests that range from B12 levels and thyroid function to blood sugar and inflammatory markers to test for neuropathy. See a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Intermittent burning sensation in middle toes of one foot for a few months. Many times/day for several sec. No swelling or heat; no injury.

Intermittent burning sensation in middle toes of one foot for a few months. Many times/day for several sec. No swelling or heat; no injury.

All burned up: Burning usually means nerve is being irritated. When it involves the middle toes there is a good chance you are developing just that. You need to see a foot surgeon to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have diabetes. I only found out a year ago. For years my toes get a burning sensation when I drink alcohol. What is happening? Should I never drink?

I have diabetes. I only found out a year ago. For years my toes get a burning sensation when I drink alcohol. What is happening? Should I never drink?

Do not drink: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. I trust that you are keeping your blood sugar under control through diet, exercise and medication, if needed.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Black pigmentation from toe till knee. What could be the cause? No itching/ burning sensation

Black pigmentation from toe till knee. What could be the cause? No itching/ burning sensation

Skin color changes: You would want to look at the black pigmentation and ask yourself. How long has it been there, has it grown over the past week/months, has it changed in size/color, etc. There are many different reasons to have pigmentation on your skin. You want to be weary of any new or changing skin lesions, especially if you have a hx of skin cancer. See your pcp/dermatologist for follow-up care. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in top of right foot by all toes lasts for 10 sec comes &goes. Told docror. Not concerned. Not diabetic. What would cause this?

Burning sensation in top of right foot by all toes lasts for 10 sec comes &goes. Told docror. Not concerned. Not diabetic. What would cause this?

Varies: There is a nerve on the tip of the foot that supplies that area and is superficial, it is possible that you are developing a neuroma there. I would make sure you are not wearing any shoe wear that could be irritating the top of the foot. There are other potential causes as well. Don't hesitate to see a podiatrist or orthopedist for it. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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