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My scalp, neck, and under my chin itches?

My scalp, neck, and under my chin itches?

Information: There is not enough information to try to identify the cause of your itching. Treatment usually follows cause. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of rash im feeling under my arms skin and feels like spots under my skn, sometimes become itchy?

What kind of rash im feeling under my arms skin and feels like spots under my skn, sometimes become itchy?

Rash: It is hard to tell without looking at the rash or even describing it. It can be a multitude of things. You should have your primary care doctor look at it first and see if they can help you. ...Read more

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I have a crawling, almost tickling sensation under my skin. In my arms, legs and stomach. What is it?

I have a crawling, almost tickling sensation under my skin. In my arms, legs and stomach. What is it?

Formication: A sensation of crawling on or under the skin is called formication. There are many possible causes for formication so i would recommend to start by visiting your primary care doctor for a basic checkup. ...Read more

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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely .The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...Read more

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Pregant, itchy skin and horribible rash like skin in between my thighs..Help!?

Pregant, itchy skin and horribible rash like skin in between my thighs..Help!?

Inguinal rash: Moist areas are common sites for skin fungal infections. You could try otc topical creams such as lotramin (read label and precautions). If you don't improve, let your ob-gyn know. The accurate diagnosis of a rash requires a physicial exam. ...Read more

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The skin right above my upper lip is all red and looks like it's bruised under the skin?

The skin right above my upper lip is all red and looks like it's bruised under the skin?

Upper lip redness: I suspect that you are repeatedly (if unconsciously) licking your upper lip.  this causes mild inflammation, which blunts the contrast between your lip and skin.  this is a hard habit to break, but if you're doing it, you won't clear up completely unless you stop licking. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under my skin on neck ?

Abscess: Hello. What you may be noticing is an abscess or possibly a sebaceous cyst. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my daughters legs and arms look like marbling under the skin?

Why does my daughters legs and arms look like marbling under the skin?

Age of patient ?: Skin marbling is common in childhood as a way of saving energy.A kid in a cool environment (air temp >20 degrees below body temp) can shift their surface blood flow into deep skin & muscle to avoid loosing energy through heat loss. This reverses if you put the kid in warm water. The process tends to disappear as the kid gets older. ...Read more

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What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

Dermatologist: Have you consulted a dermatologist? This chronic eruption may be seborrheic dermatitis. In any event,since the rash is persistent, a dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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What causes red burning skin around and under my eyes?

What causes red burning skin around and under my eyes?

Allergies!: When both eyes are involved, it most likely due to allergies to the environment of something you are using such as a skin lotion, laundry detergent, etc. ...Read more

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I have small spots under skin in small patches on my forhead and under my nose?

I have small spots under skin in small patches on my forhead and under my nose?

Spots Under Skin: The spots under your skin could be sebaceous hyperplasia, milia, comedones, cysts or other. Without seeing the spots it is difficult to make a diagnosis. See your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes hard bumps under skin by my bikini line?

What causes hard bumps under skin by my bikini line?

Ingrown Hairs: Depending on how you remove hair at the bikini line, you may be getting ingrown hairs and eventually "cysts". Waxing and shaving are the most common causes of this problem. If you have only one or two bumps, they are likely cysts. However, some of your lymph nodes reside in this area and so seeing a doctor would be smart to be make sure its a cyst and not a swollen lymph node or two. ...Read more

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Red dots/patches under the skin on my fingers and palms?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My feet has brown dots under skin, an are dry flaking sometimes iching?

My feet has brown dots under skin, an are dry flaking sometimes iching?

See the podiatrist: Without a closer look at the condition, no one should make a definitive diagnosis but from what you describe this may be a type of fungal infection. Many conditions however can mimic fungus. Get it checked before you start applying over the counter creams which can sometimes make the condition worse. ...Read more

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I have patchs of dandruff like skin flakes on my face under my nose and my chin in my eyebrows its like my face is severely chaped, getting worse.

I have patchs of dandruff like skin flakes on my face under my nose and my chin in my eyebrows its like my face is severely chaped, getting worse.

There's a cure: Depends on what it looks like but possible diagnoses include seborrheic dermatitis, or a kind of ringworm. Either of these can be fixed with topical creams. You might want to show your doctor first so they can tell you what to try first, since if you choose incorrectly, you could make it worse. ...Read more

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Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in the moisture and prevent your skin from drying out. Try choosing a moisturizer that does not contain any alcohol as this can be drying as well. ...Read more

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My skin is very dry and itchy under scrotum sack.

My skin is very dry and itchy under scrotum sack.

Itchy scrotal skin: Itchy scrotal skin can have a number of causes, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, candida infections. Even some benign growths on scrotal skin like angiokeratomas, tiny little purple papules, can cause itching. One must be careful with using cortisone cream in this area as the skin is thin and delicate, and cortisone can cause thinning in a short period of time. ...Read more

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Feeling of insects crawling under my skin all the time. What is wrong?

Feeling of Insects: Formication is a specific form of the general set of abnormal skin sensations known as paresthesias and tactile hallucinations. It is associated with several disorders: a physical or psychological side effect of substance abuse, diabetic neuropathy, diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, and extreme alcohol withdrawal with delirium tremens. ...Read more

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I have been hallucinating that I see huge worms crawling under my skin. I'm 64.

I have been hallucinating that I see huge worms crawling under my skin. I'm 64.

See your doctor : Typically hallucinations of this type are due to a drug toxicity. However, a metabolic disturbance or an intracranial mass lesion also need to be considered and ruled out. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for a complete medical work up. ...Read more

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Occasionally it feels like a bug is crawling under my skin on my leg. It's not all over, but it does move around...very pinpointed.

Occasionally it feels like a bug is crawling under my skin on my leg.   It's not all over, but it does move around...very pinpointed.

Neuropathy: Sounds like neuropathy, now the issue is what is causing it? Pinched nerve in back, diabetes, b12 deficiency are some common ones. If this is only at night, consider restless leg syndrome too. I would discuss with your doctor and get an exam. ...Read more

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I feel something crawling under my skin on my left leg what does it mean, please?

I feel  something crawling under my skin on my left leg what does it mean, please?

Could be many things: It could be related to something known as restless legs syndrome. But it could be related to nerve damage too. It is often referred to as "formication". I would encourage you to seek input from a healthcare provider to make sure nothing more concerning is going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have white particles coming out of my pours of my face, ears and head that feels like bugs crawling under my skin. What is it?

I have white particles coming out of my pours of my face, ears and head that feels like bugs crawling under my skin. What is it?

Oil: Without seeing your problem, it sounds as if your pores are full of oil. Suggest using a glycolic acid wash and lotion to reduce oil. If that doesn't help. Add an astringent. ...Read more

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My right ear itches like crazy, almost feels as though something is crawling around under my skin.What is causing this please help me.

My right ear itches like crazy, almost feels as though something  is crawling around under my skin.What is causing  this please help me.

EAR ITCH: IS THIS ITCHING INSIDE THE EAR OR OUTSIDE ON YOUR EAR? I CANNOT TEL WITHOUT LOOKING AND SEEING. MANY YEARS AGO I MADE A HOUSE CALL ON A WOMAN WITH SEVERE ITCHING IN -- IN -- THE EAR. I LOOKED IN HER EAR WITH MY OTOSCOPE AND I FOUND A MOTH TRYING TO CRAWL OUT. COULD ANYTHING, ANY INSECT HAVE FLOWN IN OR CRAWLED INTO YOUR EAR? GO TO AN URGENT CARE CENTER, OR YOUR PCP, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ...Read more

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I have a crawling, almost tickling sensation under my skin. In my arms, legs and stomach. What is it?

Formication: A sensation of crawling on or under the skin is called formication. There are many possible causes for formication so i would recommend to start by visiting your primary care doctor for a basic checkup. ...Read more

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What is the signs of crawling in head?

What is the signs of crawling in head?

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

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What causes the crawling feeling in your head?

What causes the crawling feeling in your head?

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

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How come i wake up feeling like my skin is crawling?

Skin: A sensation of "skin crawling" may be related to increased stress. At times an itchy skin condition such as eczema, scabies, hives, to name a few are responsible. See a dermatologist if the itch persists. ...Read more

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I feel like bugs are crawling on my head. What is it?

I feel like bugs are crawling on my head. What is it?

Formication if not: parasites. 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

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Feels like something crawling in my head, what could it be?

I really don't know.: It is one thing if it feels like something is crawling on your skin or just under the skin. But your description implies something deeper. I wouldn't feel comfortable guessing about the cause. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes the feeling of something crawling under your skin?

Hives or pruritus: There is a long list ranging from blood disorders to kidney or liver problems to thyroid diseases. Cold be just hives. Could be underlying malignancy. See a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normale to feel like thers sompthing crawling under your skin?

Not usually: If you feel likevsomething is crawling under your skin, make an appointment with your doctor to rule out scabies. Other conditions like skin allergies or eczema can also give the sensation. ...Read more

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I feel insects crawling on my head. What is the cause and how dangerous is it?

I feel insects crawling on my head. What is the cause and how dangerous is it?

This can't be: Diagnosed via the internet. However there are many different causes for formication (sensation like insects crawling on or under your skin). It can in fact be from parasites or other diseases/ conditions. Please seek medical evaluation if this continues. ...Read more

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Why does it feel as if there is something crawling in my skin but there's nothing?

Maybe 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

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