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A 42-year-old male asked:

I am having crawling sensation in skin. i have lower back pain too. i had sciatica problem earlier. i am diagnosed with low vit d (11). can low vitamin d cause the crawling sensation in skin (mainly legs, sometimes hands and head too)?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Crawling sensation : Crawling sensation a difficult to diagnose condition without a physical examination I have had a patient with this with liver disease, nerve problems, back pain, psychogenic pain, and low minerals-like low calcium. Low vitamin d can cause the attribute to calcium
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Interpretation: Low vitamin D needs to be addressed, but not known to cause peripheral sensory issues. However, under circumstances, would check your B vitamins, especially B-12, as these could be low also. Have your doctor assess all of these and commence a stabilization approach.
Last updated Jan 26, 2021


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