Burning sensation Overview
Burning sensations refer to a skin sensation (rather than actual “burns”), which people may describe also with terms such as tingling, creeping, crawling, tickling, itching, and so on. Burning may describe anything from a mild tingling to a severe pain sensation. The general medical term for this type of sensation is paresthesia, which may range from numbness to severe pain. Common types are tingling fingers and tingling toes, although many types and locations are possible.
- Burns: Burns are injuries to the exposed skin or other membranes such as the mouth or throat (swallowed burns). Types include ... More on Burns »
- Sensations: A sensation usually refers to an abnormal sensation of the skin, such as tingling, burning sensations, and so on. The ... More on Sensations »
- Tingling: Tingling is a nerve sensation symptom that can affect various body areas. Common types are tingling toes and tingling fingers ... More on Tingling »
- Itch: Itch or “itchiness” is also known as “pruritus” and has many causes. Causes range from a minor local skin condition ... More on Itch »
- Pain: Pain is a very common symptom that can affect almost any region of the body. Common types of pain include ... More on Pain »
- Paresthesias: Paresthesia is the general name for abnormal sensations. People use a variety of terms for these sensations, such as: tingling ... More on Paresthesias »
- Numbness: Numbness is the loss of nerve sensation in a region. Total numbness is the complete loss of sensation, but also ... More on Numbness »
- Tingling Fingers: A tingling feeling in the fingers refers to that kind of burning sensation, half-numbness, sometimes called "pins-and-needles ... More on Tingling Fingers »
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