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I have a burning sensation in the top of head. It just

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I have a burning...

I have a burning sensation in the top of head.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

It just started today. I’ve had a headache for over a week which I think may be tension headache? The burning just started awhile ago.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Whats your age? Sex?

Any concurrent medical illness you have?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
26 female no medical illness
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Thank you very much.

This is usually a symptoms of Neuralgia --- a condition in which a nerve supplying the affected area of scalp is irritated.

Nerve entrapment is the usual reason but this can happen with vitamin B12 deficiency and other reasons for neuropathy.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I’ve been having pressure in my temples and back of head and then the burning sensation started today.
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Having said that, I would suggest that you can try Motrin or Tylenol right now for pain control and see how you respond to it. Because your symptoms are very recent and history is very short. However, if the symptoms persist, doesn't improve or get worse, I believe you need to see a doctor for a physical exam first, and if needed further tests can be done.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Good luck !

My goal is to provide you with Excellent Service - if satisfied with the response, Please do not forget to Rate my service as this is the only way i get credit for my time and expertise on your question.
If you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Also please read this article by clicking the link below; It will be helpful

https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/occipital-neuralgia-symptoms-causes-treatments#1

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Wish you good health..

Please do not forget to Rate my service as this is the only way i get credit for my time and expertise on your question.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I had a eye appt last week with no problems except he said I have small nerves. How Can I get this pain and headaches to go away. And my anxiety.
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Okay; the first thing is to try regular pain meds like Tylenol or motrin.

Have adequate sleep

Avoid stimulants like caffeine; power drinks etc

And if still this persist, you need to have a specialized consult with a Neurologist for a more detailed evaluation like brain imaging and other medications for headache.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

And if Anxiety is the reason for this pain, then anxiolytic medications will be required --- your doctor can prescribe you these if he feels they are needed.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Should I go to urgent care since I’ve had headaches for over a week?
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Yes you should.

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