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A 56-year-old male asked:

I became itchy one day: scalp/body/arms/legs. white specs (not flakes) smaller than grains of sand appear on my shirt and bedsheets daily. i get crawling sensations on my head, but urgent care said no lice. any thoughts?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Dry skin: Dry skin is a possibility. May depend on the environment you live in. Regardless, does not sound serious nor does it sound like an infectious disease.
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Dr. Kate Erwin
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Derm: Suggest talking to your primary care doctor about this. He may want you to see a dermatologist. Important to know if anyone else has seen the white specs. Sensation of crawling may be anxiety.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2020

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