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Doctor insights on: Underarm Burning Sensation

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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 a burning sensation in my armpit could it be stress related or linked to the cold i have?

I have a burning sensation in my armpit could it be stress related or linked to the cold i have?

Both!: There is no spinal or peripheral nerve that innervates that area! could also be cryptic psoriasis, irritation from underarm agent or low grade fungal infection. If it persists, see your doctor. You did not describe if it looked different. Oh yes, could be referred pain from your shoulder. But it would be shoulder movement related, not constant! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation down my inner thigh and a dull pain under my armpit?

I have a burning sensation down my inner thigh and a dull pain under my armpit?

Nerve pain?: Strange pains or odd sensations can be due to nerves being irritated. Symptoms vary a lot from person to person, so a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what is going on. Thigh pains can be from the thigh itself, or can come from inside the hip or the nerves coming out of the spine. Armpit pains sometimes are from skin rashes or skin irritations there. ...Read more

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I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?

I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. ...Read more

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What if a burning sensation develops with underarm swollen lymph nodes?

What if a burning sensation develops with underarm swollen lymph nodes?

Immune response: Swollen lymph nodes indicate that immune response has taken place. The nodes in the armpit area have lymphatics that spread over a specific region that suggests an infection, trauma, or other inflammatory reaction in that area. If the problem is temporary may pass in a short time. If the nodes become extremely painful & the problem is not improving or other severe symptoms, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should i see doctor?

Yes, if worse: It sounds like your clavicle is treated with a sling or "figure-8" brace. It is common for these fractures to move early on with minimal activity. Your swelling is common and burning sensation is related to nerve irritation. If you are at all concerned or your symptoms are significantly worse, it is worth returning to your doctor. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physicians for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more