What Causes a Burning Sensation in the Head?

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Trigeminal neuralgia is a common cause of a burning sensation in the head, says Right Diagnosis from Healthgrades. This condition results from irritation or compression of the fifth cranial nerve, which enervates a large portion of the head and face, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.