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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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I keep feeling like bugs are on my face and head, it is a weird feeling. What is that?? I just started having it the last few weeks.

I keep feeling like bugs are on my face and head, it is a weird feeling.  What is that??  I just started having it the last few weeks.

?Demodex: These are tiny mites that colonize the pores of the face and move under the skin. Pay a visit to your PCP or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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How big is a tick? Found a small black speck stuck to my sons face. When I pulled it off it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell?

How big is a tick? Found a small black speck stuck to my sons face. When I pulled it off it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell?

SIZE OF TICKS: TICKS VARY IN SIZE AND SHAPE.
I AM AFRAID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL.
IF YOU STILL HAVE IT, YOU COULD TAKE A PHOTO OF IT AND CHECK WITH YOUR PCP.
HE OR SHE MIGHT BE ABLE FIND OUT WHAT IT IS OR WAS.
NOT TO WORRY. . . ...Read more

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My son had a little black speck stuck to the side of face. I scraped it off and it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell if it was a tick?

My son had a little black speck stuck to the side of face. I scraped it off and it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell if it was a tick?

A tick bite??: I doubt it very much that it was a tick, if it was attached to the skin you would have seen, now you scraped off it is more difficult to tell. Talk to your doctor. If you're worried about tick bite & Lyme disease your pediatrician can test him for it. Good luck ...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 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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Hi I've had a dry cough for atleast 8months it really bugs me I even got like a hmm cough which won't go away I also a really bad head?

Hi I've had a dry cough for atleast 8months it really bugs me I even got like a hmm cough which won't go away I also a really bad head?

Dry cough: Are you taking any medication for blood pressure? It could be due to a medication like Ace inhibitors or you
Might be suffering from allergy.
Do you have any other symptoms?
It is a chronic cough that definitely needs a work up at
Least a chest X-ray. You should visit your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can bed bugs bite your head?

Can bed bugs bite your head?

Yes: Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. >. ...Read more

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I've4 or mor mosqito bites in face that don't go away snce 1mnth. My dr. Said apersistet insect bite reaction& gave me drugs. Do these'll leave marks?

I've4 or mor mosqito bites in face that don't go away snce 1mnth. My dr. Said apersistet insect bite reaction& gave me drugs. Do these'll leave marks?

Likely yes: Some people do scar from insect bites. The dark spots will fade over time. Try to stay out of the sun and use daily sunscreen as a suntan will make your marks less likely to vanish. Apply bio-oil daily for around 6 weeks. This is a good anti-scar oil. If your md gave you steroid cream, try to only apply to each scar and not the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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Can I use Mederma for insect dermatitis on face?

Can I use Mederma for insect dermatitis on face?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I have had 3 small bugs in my hair. I now have bumps on my head and they hurt. But I shower every night and wash my hair very good. What do I do?

I have had 3 small bugs in my hair. I now have bumps on my head and they hurt. But I shower every night and wash my hair very good. What do I do?

Scalp: The bumps in your scalp may be insect bites or inflamed areas from mild infection. If you continue to find insects in your hair see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Sanitize your comb and hair brush. Wash your hair with a mild soap only. Apply warm applications to the tender scalp bumps and see your physician if they persist or worsen or if signs of scalp inflammation spread. ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head?

My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head?

This sounds like it: Might be an infection, as opposed to a bug bite. Of course if you're somewhere where there are insects out at this time of year, it's possible. I would recommend that you have her examined by her doctor to be sure. Meanwhile, have her sit in a warm tub or apply warm compresses to the area. If it's itchy, she can have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. Don't try to squeeze it to open it up; you may make it worse. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on the top of my head.the next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound,?

I have a bug bite on the top of my head.the next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound,?

Allergic response: This sounds like a localised allergic response to the bug bite. It is unusual for infection to develop this early. This could likely be small blisters rather than actual abscesses. In any case if it's causing you pain, you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is infection, you may need antibiotics otherwise try some antihistamines which may reduce the reaction around the bite. ...Read more

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I have this reoccuring itchy bug bite that appears on the same spot on my face It happens about once every month. What could this be? It lasts 30 m

I have this reoccuring itchy bug bite that appears on the same spot on my face It happens about once every month. What could this be? It lasts 30 m

Not a bug: Obviously not a bite. It lasts 30m [minutes?] Recurring monthly in same spot suggests herpes or possibly acne, though itch is usually not prominent with either. ...Read more

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I have a bug(probability misquoto bite that turner into a white head like pimple.

I have a bug(probability misquoto bite that turner into a white head like pimple.

Big bite: Keep it clean and apply a topical antibiotic cream and if it itches use over the counter hydrocortisone two times a day. If pain develops get it examined ...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 4 Mo old grandson has had the same looking bug on and around his hair and head. They almost look like a termite clear body outline dark long body??

My 4 Mo old grandson has had the same looking bug on and around his hair and head. They almost look like a termite clear body outline dark long body??

Head lice: Good description. There are some over the counter treatments or you may want to have the doc confirm it and use some prescription meds. There are some varieties that have become resistant to the OTC products. ...Read more

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Cold sweats on my face, I drink lots of water bug my you guessed is like a white colour?

Cold sweats on my face, I drink lots of water bug my you guessed is like a white colour?

Question not clear: Drinking a lot of water will make your urine white. You may need to cut back some on your water so your urine is a pale yellow and not without color. Sweat is a cooling mechanism for the body when in excessive heat but should not just occur. You should see your MD about the potential problem you are having particularly since it is not clear what your concern is from the info you have given. Be well ...Read more

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I don't have head lice but around the front of my hair line it feels like bugs are always crawling there. What could be the cause?

I don't have head lice but around the front of my hair line it feels like bugs are always crawling there. What could be the cause?

Irritation?: There coukd e sensitive nerves which cause disconfort. After evaluation if the skin looks normal and there are no underlying medical problems such as diabetes or thyroid issues, intralesional steroids Lidocaine may give you relief. ...Read more

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I just noticed what looks like an insect bite on my face. A small dot, a white patch surrounding it then a big red ring around it. What is it?

Insect bite: Sounds like an insect bite. Get it looked at ASAP, as it may be a deer tic bite and you would be at risk for Lyme disease. Go to the nearest urgent care facility or your family MD or the ER for evaluation and tx options. Take a picture of it now for comparison later. The red ring is a concern and makes it more urgent. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?

Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?

ID bugs, then treat: There is an excellent YouTube video to help you identify lice — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA7rZ2dI5lw. If this is what you see in your hair, consider using the Rid for Lice 1-2-3 Kit, sold on Amazon for less than $40. There are other natural product choices listed in the same section. Be vigilant to assure success against adult lice and their eggs. Treat your surroundings. Don't despair. ...Read more

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I have a growth on my face, started like an insect bite but remains as dark bubble. It’s slightly painful an irritating. I can send picture. Plz advis?

I have a growth on my face, started like an insect bite but remains as dark bubble. It’s slightly painful an irritating. I can send picture. Plz advis?

Growth on face: You can't upload photographs to HealthTap Basic. They can be uploaded to HealthTap Prime and Concierge. This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more