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Scalp Burning Sensation

Scalp Burning Sensation: Introduction

The skin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresthesia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by a professional....more »

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Causes of Scalp Burning Sensation:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Scalp Burning Sensation. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Scalp Burning Sensation: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Scalp Burning Sensation

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Misdiagnosis and Scalp Burning Sensation

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Scalp Burning Sensation: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Scalp Burning Sensation

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How Common are these Causes of Scalp Burning Sensation?

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  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 22 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Scalp Burning Sensation:

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Causes of Scalp Burning Sensation Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Scalp Burning Sensation based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Scalp Burning Sensation:

    Medical Conditions associated with Scalp Burning Sensation:

    Burning (68 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Burning symptoms (446 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Scalp Burning Sensation:

    Scalp tingling (10 causes), Facial burning sensation (9 causes), Burning sensations (446 causes), Skin tingling (12 causes), Sunburn (1 cause), Allergy to soap/shampoo, Reaction to hair colouring product, Hair products, Stress, Anxiety (895 causes), Migraine (37 causes), Side effect of medication, Occipital neuralgia, Sinus, Whiplash injury

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