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Crawling Feeling On Skin Causes
Formication?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more
Dry skin/anxiety: Itchy skin can be caused by many things. Usually it is dry skin or eczema/sensitive skin; try a moisturizer for dry skin. Tingling skin can be caused by anxiety/hyperventilation or other conditions (diabetes, heartconditions) or issues related to temperature (especially heat or cold exposure). See your familydoc if no relief. Epsom salt baths help too, with some camomile or lavender... ...Read more
Possibly: The symptoms of anxiety often cause a person to feel unusual sensory experiences especially on or under the skin. However, there may also be some additional medical issues at work here as well and an evaluation from your primary doctor is generally a good idea, particularly if taking medications. ...Read more
Not normal: Cause of symptoms could be elusive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes of bruises and the skin and you need to be evaluated that if you're bruising is excessive. I'm sorry i can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
What causes a fluttering foot on sides and top and pain on top of it? Been feeling weird sensations lately. Also pins and needles throughout body.
See your doctor : The symptoms of pins and needles you are describing are not normal, and need to be addressed. It would be best to have this discussion with your doctor, so you can show him or her exactly what you mean. So that they can offer recommendations, or referrals of who you need to see. You may need to see a neurologist for further work up, if your condition is constant. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: These multiple symptoms may not be related to one specific diagnosis and anxiety and stress may be the main culprit. Nevertheless, it's best to have your physician take a careful history and examine you if these symptoms persist and appropriate tests will be ordered if deemed necessary. Perhaps stress management therapy will be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Face feels tight after washing w/ facial scrub.Cheeks also feel "tingly".. Like there are tiny bugs walking on my cheeks.What could be the cause?
Probably dryness: The facial scrub probably removed oil from your skin, which protects the skin from becoming dehydrated. Scrubs that contain alcohol can be particularly problematic. It may also be that your skin is sensitive to something in the scrub. You may wish to try a different scrub, or you can consider applying a thin layer of a moisturiser, baby oil or petroleum jelly after using the scrub. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on face and burning sensation. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Pimples. What?
So my skin has been very dry lately, could that be the reason why im getting skin crawling sensation and bites on my skin? What causes dry skin also.
Skin feels like sun burnt. palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. right arm aches.numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?
Skin tightness: MS is a neurologic condition in which symptoms are separated in time and space. Your symptoms do not sound like MS and your MRI was negative. If your neurologist is suspicious of MS, a spinal tap may also be diagnostic. You may also consult a dermatologist regarding possible dermatosclerosis. Otherwise, your doctor may need to perform a physical including serology for thyroid dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exactly could be causing skin crawling and biting sensation and pins and needles like feeling in fingers?
Neuropathy: Your skin and fingers are innervated by numerous nerve endings that generate sensation that is transmitted to the brain. If these nerve endings are injured or damaged, you can have the strange feelings that you describe. This is a neuropathy. Some of the common causes include diabetes, chemotherapy, and some medications. ...Read more
Many but: On most instances, I would first try to treat it as dry skin by applying moisturizing lotion regularly especially immediately after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If this fails to work after a couple of weeks, I would start looking for a psychologic or neurologic issue. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.
Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more
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