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can you feel lice crawling on head

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May be: Pediculus humanus capitis.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
I think the first: ....thing you should do is find out if it IS lice. It's virtually impossible to see your own head SO SEE A DOCTOR!. Other things can cause this cree ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Lefkovits
58 years experience Dermatology
Need an exam: Must be evaluated by your doctor.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Irritation?: There coukd e sensitive nerves which cause disconfort. After evaluation if the skin looks normal and there are no underlying medical problems such as ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Roheny
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: No. It has to go through too many layers of tissue before it gets there . It is not possible.
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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
It depends on where: they are in their life cycle when they get onto your head. There are adult males and females and only the females lay eggs. Check out this link to the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Goodbye lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription med ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Can spread to neck area and can rarely self inoculate. Treatment is same topical medications.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pediculocide, comb: A pediculocide, like nix (permethrin) or rid is applied. Follow directions exactly! this will kill the lice-but it's not immediate. Next, use a nit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
NO worries: Lice can crawl but they lay their eggs on hair shafts close to the scalp, no on skin.
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A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Mostly no.: This is most commonly a psychiatic condition. Certainly there are a number of non-psyhciatric conditions that can cause a feeling of internal under th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Catch one?: Various medications and systemic illnesses can produce a convincing feeling of bug or bug-like ectoparasites living on your skin. If you can't catch a ... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably lice: No need for an evidence, try not to sleep alongside your pet, excessive personal hygiene and rigorous washing of clothing might help, if those measure ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Get from others: Head lice are small insects that do not form on your head, but you get them from others. They lay eggs, called nits, which are glued to the hair shaf ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
21 years experience Addiction Medicine
Anxiety: Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and ruminati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have this assessed: to determine if there is an actual parasite. If not, the doctor can see if there is a specific cause for this sensation.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Likely headache : If it's wave like, meaning it comes and goes then it's less likely something serious. Anxiety is possible but a cluster headache or even migraine is a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Human only parasite: Head lice are a human specific parasite meaning it has no non-human carriers like bugs or animals.It lives off human blood ,feeding several times a da ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Tingling : The pattern of tingling described is not suggestive of a single disease process. It can be due to systemic illness, metabolic, toxic, neurologic, hema ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Nits: use permethrin shampoo and nit comb this is easily treatable.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Headache: You may have a sinus headache with post nasal drainage even though you dont feel it.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Drower
23 years experience Dentistry
Yes "Trigger points": The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint / tmj) consists of two bones braced by muscles in a rotating and sliding hinge relationship. Pain in the musc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it's possible: Public lice (crabs) have their favorite spots, and their less-favorite places. They prefer pubic hair, armpit hair, beards, moustaches, and eyebrows.. ... Read More
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