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Burning Sensation

A burning sensation is a sharp, prickly pain, which may occur in any body part. The cause depends on the location. In the arms and legs, the causes include Peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's syndrome, whereas, in muscles, it can be due to Fibromyalgia, myofacial pain syndrome, and herniated disc. Strep throat, Acid reflux, Canker sores, periodontal disease, and acidic foods are responsible for it in the mouth, and yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis result in burning sensation in the genitals.

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Why does a certain part of my skin become extremely sensitive?

Query: Hello doctor, A part of my skin has become extremely sensitive for no apparent reason. The skin does not look different at all, and it seems to literally be the skin and nothing deeper or muscular. It is an area roughly 3.9" by 3.9" on the front of my upper right thigh, the bottom of the area is aro...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide a clear photograph for better understanding. With the description given it can be frictional dermatitis or tinea if it is itching. If there is no itching and only burning sensation, avoid friction of both legs by wearing suitable clothes and apply some...  Read Full »

How to treat cuts inside my lips and tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, male and I have small cuts in the inside of my lips and my tongue. They burn when I drink or eat. They look like cuts.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned that you have got chapped lips and tongue along with a burning sensation. Considering your age, the reason for this is mostly vitamin deficiency along with stress. I advise you to apply petroleum jelly for the chapped lips more often a day to help the...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation on the feet for three days and under Clonazepam. Why does this occur?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a burning sensation on the feet for three days. I am currently under Clonazepam.  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Causes of burning feet include peripheral neuropathy and plantar fasciitis. I suggest you use footwear even at home and take over-the-counter pain medications to alleviate pain. You may also use Diclofenac gel for local application. If the symptoms do not subside over...  Read Full »

I have burning discomfort in my legs, buttocks, arms, hands, and lower back for six days. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female. I have burning discomfort in my legs, buttocks, arms, hands, and lower back for six days. There is no weakness, no tingling, no numbness, no confusion, and no stroke symptoms. My friend told me that I might have multiple sclerosis. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some more details about your symptoms, 1. Did you have burning sensations over the whole body below the neck at one time? Or had uneven patchy distribution? Or the location of burning sensation was varying with time like, sometimes at legs, someti...  Read Full »

Numbness and burning at the base of the neck with shooting pains. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. My symptoms began about three months ago and include the following: Numbness and burning at the base of the neck. Shooting pains and stingers in the upper back and near shoulder blades. Soreness in shoulders. Muscle twitching that comes and goes particularly in...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to low vitamin D levels. Anyway, I would also recommend performing further tests if you have not already performed yet: 1. Thyroid hormone levels for thyroid gland dysfunction. 2. Vitamin ...  Read Full »

Are burning sensations on my face and sore teeth and gums related to TMJ disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old female. I was diagnosed with a TMJ disorder a few months back. I have had an ongoing numbness of the tongue on the right side for about nine months. I also have sore teeth and gums, facial pain, numbness, and tingling all over my face. Now my face and the inside of my...  Read Full »

Dr. Sally Attalah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder as you know and have mentioned causes a lot of symptoms and also causes teeth misalignment. This makes changes in the biting pattern of your upper and lower teeth, due to which your teet...  Read Full »

What causes a burning sensation in the right thigh near groin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low grade burning sensation in the upper thigh on the right side, near the groin. I have the same burning sensation in the left arm, below the shoulder to forearm. I have heaviness in my legs with a sharp pain in the feet. It got started after taking Ativan. This burning is prett...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are related to anxiety or peripheral neuropathy. I have reviewed all your tests, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly normal. You have vitamin B12 level in a higher range, and it is not a problem. Coming to this point, I w...  Read Full »

Does my lower back pain indicate a kidney problem?

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old male. I have a left lower back pain for a few days. It hurts when I move, and it feels like my kidneys hurt when I walk. I do not know if this is a muscle pull or something related to my kidneys. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lower back pain is mostly due to a muscular or spinal problem, and kidney pain is unlikely. Kidney pain is a colicky type. The pain comes and goes, or it will be associated with other complaints like burning during urination, blood in urine, and fever. Local site wil...  Read Full »

I have a relapse of burning sensation and discomfort in my urethral tip on stopping medications. Can Septran DS and Alfusin give me relief?

Query: Hello doctor,About eight months back, I had a burning sensation and discomfort at the tip of my urethra that started all of a sudden. I consulted a urologist and after a series of tests like RFT, HbA1c, USG KUB and PVR, PSA, urine culture, semen culture, and uroflow, I was told that it is prostatiti...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Please let me begin by saying that prostatitis is a very tricky condition to treat. The treatment that you have been prescribed previously was all correct. However, there is only a 70 % chance of full recovery. Most patien...  Read Full »

I had the symptoms such as heartburn, belching, and burning sensation in the chest and throat. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to show the reports of upper abdomen ultrasound and stool tests. Earlier I had the symptoms such as heartburn, belching, and burning sensation in the chest and throat. Currently, I am taking Digene. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, your laboratory reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Reflux disease can be due to low weight, excessive acidity, or a lo...  Read Full »

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