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Hi im 45, I keep getting like a tingling all over my back it feels like something is crawling underneath my skin last for about ten minutes at a time.?

Hi im 45, I keep getting like a tingling all over my back it feels like something is crawling underneath my skin last for about ten minutes at a time.?

Get checked out: First question I would ask if you were my patient....
Is there something crawling there?
If negative, other tests should be done. You should see a live doctor. ...Read more

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Hi my neck hurt and the back of my head hurt when I touch it or lay down my head hurt all over and it feels like something is crawling across it?

Hi my neck hurt and the back of my head hurt when I touch it or lay down my head hurt all over and it feels like something is crawling across it?

Neck and head pain: From what you are describing it sounds like you are having muscle spasms in the muscle in the neck up into the back of your head. These spasms can feel like something crawling across your neck/back of head. Without more information its tough to be more specific - Try moist heating pad and some advil or aleve (naproxen). If it continues or you have numbness in the arms please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have strange feeling like something is crawling across my back, what is this?

I have strange feeling like something is crawling across my back, what is this?

Formication? Bugs?: 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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Hi I feel things crawling on my back and sholders, and it feels like invisible large spiders or hands touching me. I'm also dealing with Head twitch?

Hi I feel things crawling on my back and sholders, and it feels like invisible large spiders or hands touching me. I'm also dealing with Head twitch?

Neurologist: You're experiencing irritability of superficial nerves in a generalized fashion. The head twitching appears to be neuromuscular irritability. Since there are various causes of these symptoms, I recommend that a neurologist examine you for diagnosis and treatment. If he/she feels that the problem is psychosomatic, a referral will be made to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I've been having snake like crawling in my back on my spine. I've felt this off and for a week now. (I'm 44 year old female)?

I've been having snake like crawling in my back on my spine. I've felt this off and for a week now. (I'm 44 year old female)?

Crawling on back: Formication the sensation of insects (I know you mentioned snakes)crawling can be menopause, DM, shingles, lyme, alcohol, or colon issues (f.u is diarrhea/constipation/blood), allergies. Would get lyme tested, shingles, at some point you should get the classic lesions that look like chicken pox, usually within a week, so less likely, rarely Morgellons.. Follow up with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Been having crawling sensation upper back on left side over two months now it comes an goes what shall I do?

Been having crawling sensation upper back on left side over two months now it comes an goes what shall I do?

See a doc: If it is painful or so frequent it concern you see your doctor.
This is so generic the list could be a mile long, and not helpful.
Because the only information we know about you that you are female.
We do not know your age, or list of medication, any information could narrow the list of possibilities. ...Read more

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I have crawling sensation in back part of my head like Two many ants are walking. What causes thisI?

I have crawling sensation in back part of my head like Two many ants are walking. What causes thisI?

Abnormal sensation: As this sensation is in the head first rule out you do not have pediculosis, if negative, abnormal sensation usually results from nerve irritation. Have it checked out by a Neurologist. ...Read more

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I had crawling feelng towrds back of my head for abt 3 mths. It stopd 2 wks ago & now I have sumilar feeling towrds front of head. What can it be?

I had crawling feelng towrds back of my head for abt 3 mths. It stopd 2 wks ago & now I have sumilar feeling towrds front of head. What can it be?

Nerve: Irritability of superficial nerves of skin and scalp is the cause of these sensations. If frequent, then deficiencies of calcium, magnesium can be the cause. Caffeine may also make superficial nerves irritable. If widespread or frequent symptoms occur, consult a neurologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

R/O DYSESTHESIAS: DYSESTHESIAS ARE ABN SENSORY NERVE IMPULSES. You need a through exam and lab testing. Especially evaluation for MS/CNS LYME/CNS SS/CNS SARCOIDOSIS. A full lab W/U and auto-Immune W/U. MRI OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD. LP FOR MBP & OLIGOCLONAL BANDS. If all of this has been done and is normal. It may be secondary to FIBROMYALGIA. I would recommend a GF diet and trial of CYMBALTA v LYRICA V SAVELLA (milnacipran) ...Read more

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Crawling feeling in my back r shoulder (trapezoid/rhomboid) - intermittent, increasing intensity, for several weeks. Have probable diagnosis Behcets?

Crawling feeling in my back r shoulder (trapezoid/rhomboid) - intermittent, increasing intensity, for several weeks. Have probable diagnosis Behcets?

Crawling: I would consider the possibility of some type of irritation to your spine causing either pinching or inflammation of a nerve to that area. This would be cervical or thoracic. ...Read more

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I have pain under my left underarm and when I press my left hand against my underarm it feels like something is there I also feel crawlling in my back?

I have pain under my left underarm and when I press my left hand against my underarm it feels like something is there I also feel crawlling in my back?

See a doctor: This cannot be diagnosed without a full history and physical exam and perhaps some imaging studies. Please see someone soon and hope you are better before xmas. ...Read more

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Why would I have a tingling feel at the very back of my tongue? Almost feels like a bug crawling around

Why would I have a tingling feel at the very back of my tongue? Almost feels like a bug crawling around

While this could be: Something simple like minor trauma from an irritating food or even a burn, or it could be caused by something more serious. The sensation is caused by a disruption/dysfunction of the nerve supplying the tongue. Problems with calcium metabolism, B12 deficiency, or even a neurologic disease such as MS can cause these altered sensations. If persists, you need careful medical evaluation, ? Neurologist ...Read more

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I was suffering from scabies. I applied the lotion 2 times. But now I feel crawling sensation and pin pricks on back and belly. What could be the cause?

I was suffering from scabies. I applied the lotion 2 times. But now I feel crawling sensation and pin pricks on back and belly. What could be the cause?

This may be due to: The permethrin. Per drugs. Com it can cause side effects. "dermatological side effects have included pruritus (7%), erythema (1% to 2 %), and rash (1% to 2 %).". ...Read more

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Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???

Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???

Nerve or paresthesi: This could be a pinched nerve but also paresthesias or uncomfortable skin sensations. Your physician can help clarify ...Read more

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About nerves. I have my nerves crawling all over, my back my legs. It is really annoying. What can I do to help myself?

About nerves. I have my nerves crawling all over, my back my legs. It is really annoying. What can I do to help myself?

RLS?: Although we typically associate RLS with sleep onset, it can rarely occur during the day. The sensation is of: cramping, pepsi in the veins, uncomfortable feeling, restlessness, crawling, an itch you can't scratch, or tickling. This can involve arms, legs, feet, and even the torso or head/neck (very unusual). Sleep is characterized by jerking/tossing/turning and non-restorative. Meds work well. ...Read more

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Can baby skip crawling and go straight to walking? If he does go straight to walking does he need to go back and learn to crawl?

Can baby skip crawling and go straight to walking? If he does go straight to walking does he need to go back and learn to crawl?

Yes.: A baby can learn to walk before he crawls. He does not need to "go back". As long as children have lots of opportunity to be active and play outdoors on natural terrain and are not ushered into sitting still in chairs, they will develop all the walking, jumping, running, climbing, crawling, stooping, crouching, squatting skills that humans do need. They need help with swimming and bicycles. ...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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I'm having burning, tingling, crawling sensation extend from mid back to upper neck. What could it be?

I'm having burning, tingling, crawling sensation extend from mid back to upper neck. What could it be?

Shingles: Shingles can present with localized burning and tingling. Have your doctor map out the affected area and see if it corresponds to a dermatome. If so, shingles is possible even if there are no skin lesions. If your doctor does not suspect shingles, he/she may want to search for other causes. ...Read more

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I get random tingling/crawling/goosebump feelings on my back under my right shoulder blade. It happens at random. What could it be?

I get random tingling/crawling/goosebump feelings on my back under my right shoulder blade. It happens at random. What could it be?

This is very likely: A temporary nerve compression or dysfunction. The tingling nature of your symptom suggests nerve involvement. Something might be pressing on a nerve near your shoulder blade (could it more likely happen when you are lying on your back/shoulder blade?) The reassuring thing is it sounds transient and resolves quickly. Unless it worsens in frequency or intensity, or spreads in location, OK to watch. ...Read more

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My husband has complained of his skin crawling every night, what could eb the problem? He says it starts either in his back or legs.

My husband has complained of his skin crawling every night, what could eb the problem? He says it starts either in his back or legs.

The: The sensation of 'skin crawling' can be attributed to a few possible factors:

1. Reaction to a medication he is taking - note if he has started taking any new medication
2. Onset of restless leg syndrome - this condition typically presents at night and is manifested by frequent movement of lower extremities while sleeping. Friction from constant movement can cause the sensation. This condition can be treated with medication, see your doctor.
3. Anxiety or stress - see your doctor as this can be a reaction from panic/anxiety or stress. Note if he has undergone additional pressure or stress at home or work.

In either case, it is a good idea to keep your doctor aprised of this symptom to determine what the causing factor is. ...Read more