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.

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