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Can staph present a crawling sensation on skin?

Can staph present a crawling sensation on skin?

Not usually: Staph either colonizes the skin, or it causes an invasive disease such as cellulitis. I can't imagine a way that staph could present as a crawling sensation. ...Read more

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Permethrin failed 4 times. Took first dose of Ivermectin 2 days ago. Still feeling crawling sensation on skin. Normal? Or sign of Ivermectin failure?

Permethrin failed 4 times. Took first dose of Ivermectin 2 days ago. Still feeling crawling sensation on skin. Normal? Or sign of Ivermectin failure?

Scabies?Give it time: Is this for scabies? It takes up to 3 weeks for scabies rash and itching to clear up. The mites are killed right away, but the immune system continues to react to the mites, eggs, etc in the skin. Re-treatment usually is needed only when symptoms continue beyond 2 weeks. Give it time; discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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I have 2 brain lesions, numbness in leg/toes, crawling sensation on skin, burning in feet, Migraines - had a normal spinal tap Doc says no MS?

I have 2 brain lesions, numbness in leg/toes, crawling sensation on skin, burning in feet, Migraines - had a normal  spinal tap Doc says no MS?

We simply don't: have the information needed to be able to provide you with a diagnostic opinion. Health Tap BASIC is limited to general medical education. If you desire a second opinion - you could consider providing your various results and consulting with a doctor on Health Tap Concierge. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a crawling skin sensation ? Everything else ruled out by neuro and rheumy.

Can stress cause a crawling skin sensation ? Everything else ruled out by neuro and rheumy.

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. Each person responds differently to stress. But if all else ruled out. It may be the source ...Read more

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I have an unusual crawling sensation beneath the skin on my back at the left shoulder, usually on the same spot. What could be the cause?

I have an unusual crawling sensation beneath the skin on my back at the left shoulder, usually on the same spot. What could be the cause?

Notalgia paresthetic: Notalgia paresthetica is an itchy spot usually in the infra scapular area that is actually due to arthritis in the vertebral column of the back. It is due to inflammation of the sensory nerves that exit the foramen which is then interpreted by the brain as itch. This leads to chronic scratching which leads to a thickened plaque of skin called lichenification. Try taking Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety,diabetes,thyroid disease,deficiency of calcium,magnesium,electrolytes,vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material,etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Strange "crawling" skin sensation, esp under feet, also sensation of teeth vibrating or moving in gums. Very disconcerting. Some kind of deficiency?

Strange "crawling" skin sensation, esp under feet, also sensation of teeth vibrating or moving in gums. Very disconcerting. Some kind of deficiency?

NEUROPATHIC : Your description sounds like neuropathic pain. Give the wise distance in areas ie feet and teeth , it could very well be a vitamin deficiency or diabetes . You need a full exam labs especially TFTS/b12/folate/vitD /Lyme titers. Given your age if everything is normal but symptoms persist I would suggest a brain MRI to evaluate for MS. also go gluten free Wholeapproach.com ...Read more

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Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Twitching?: MikeB ~ one of the great urban myths of Medicine is that Bco shots "relaxes the nerves". It does not. If you have normal Vit B2, B6 and B12 levels B Co IM does nothing. No harm done. It is water soluble. The body takes what it needs and the rest is readily excreted in the urine. Are you using any other drugs? Recreational? Consider seeing Neuro.thx ...Read more

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What causes a skin crawling sensation?

What causes a skin crawling sensation?

Usually anxiety: That is most often a psychological problem. When going through detox from drugs and alcohol that is also a common experience. See your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Use moisturizer: Dry skin is caused by dry cold air, sometimes by washing with hot water and using antibacterial soap or liquid soap. Change to softer types of soap (dove), use moisturizer lotion regularly and check your thyroid. ...Read more

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Having "pins and needles" like feelings, especially in my hands, also buzzing in my hands and skin crawling sensation. No other symptoms. Help me?

Having "pins and needles" like feelings, especially in my hands, also buzzing in my hands and skin crawling sensation. No other symptoms. Help me?

?neuropathy: Sounds like your nerve is being irritated and you're getting a neuropathy. In your hands, it could be irritation of the median nerve going through your carpal bones, as in "carpal tunnel syndrome (cts)". Get eval and testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had a skin crawling sensation for a month..Dr prescribed two antihistamines. Neither worked. Blood work is fine. No rash, bumps or bites. ?

I have had a skin crawling sensation for a month..Dr prescribed two antihistamines.  Neither worked. Blood work is fine. No rash, bumps or bites. ?

Which bloodwork fine: There are several different tests that should be considered part of every workup for creepy crawly skin. In my opinion only a very few people with similar complaints get all the recommended tests the first time around. Then, patients will always say, "but all the blood is fine..." But that's assuming that all the relevant bloodwork was done. So, name the tests and we'll see. What's next? ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

Red bumps: If the red bumps clear within a day, they may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal(example=food) or external by something coming in contact with your body. If the bumps persist for a few days,insect bites could be the culprit. Taking antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy) helps. See a dermatologist or allergist as needed. ...Read more

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Coumadin (warfarin) side effects? insomnia, fear of impending doom, severe restlessness, no energy or appetite, and skin crawling sensation?

Coumadin (warfarin) side effects? insomnia, fear of impending doom, severe restlessness, no energy or appetite, and skin crawling sensation?

Not coumadin (warfarin): Fear of impending doom can be experienced with posterior circulation TIA (along with dizziness, dimming of vision, double vision slurred speech and memory failure) More often it is a symptom of other chronic medical illnesses like generalized anxiety disorder or major depression. Tell your doctor you are having all these symptoms. Skinn crawling is difficult to pin down (seizure, migraine, etc) ...Read more

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After i feel crawling sensation in my head it feels itchy. What could it be? Its not the sculp, i think inside my head

After i feel crawling sensation in my head it feels itchy. What could it be? Its not the sculp, i think inside my head

Irritable nerves: I feel this is more superficial than it appears to you. Such sensations are usually from irrititable superficial nerves in the scalp. If you deem it necessary, consult a neurologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I have this crawling sensation in my head an face..i used to work with lots of chemicals and lime powder..could this be whats affecting me?

I have this crawling sensation in my head an face..i used to work with lots of chemicals and lime powder..could this be whats affecting me?

Possible: This is possible, but you should see an MD to confirm your diagnosis, sounds as if you have a nerve issue of some sort… If this is sudden in onset and you have weakness in your face or extremities, this may be a stroke, go seek immediate care. ...Read more