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Doctor insights on: Insects Crawling Under Skin

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Are there ticks that burrow under skin?

Are there ticks that burrow under skin?

Yes: Some can cause rocky mountain spotted fever or lyme disease or other diseases. Remove ticks as soon as you discover one on you and put it in a container to bring with you to the doctor if you get a bull eye rash or any other symptoms. They will be able to send it to the state lab or cdc to determine if it was infected. ...Read more

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Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Deer tick: Deer ticks sit upon the top of the skin and grab the skin and penetrate it with the proboscis that gives the tick blood. So they are technically external to the skin. ...Read more

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Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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Horrible microscopic mites in eyes, skin, scalp with unseen crawling and bites. Help!

Horrible  microscopic mites in eyes, skin, scalp with unseen crawling and bites. Help!

Make an appointment : See an eye md to evaluate your eyes and associated periocular areas. A slit lamp biomicroscopic examination can elucidate the mites (lice) or their eggs (nits) and then treatment can be prescribed. Pilopine ophthalmic gel can be effective. ...Read more

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Will anxiety and nervous condition cause skin crawling feeling under skin?

Will anxiety and nervous condition cause skin crawling feeling under skin?

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

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

?bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face i get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs

Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face i get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs

Many answers: There are many potential answers to your question. However dry skin is often associated with itching with any rash. Avoid using scented or anti-bacterial soap and apply a good moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing. Also try some otc Hydrocortisone cream on the rash for a few days if this doesn't help after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've a rash that looks like insect bites (around 70) mainly on my torso (both sides). Feels like bruises, very tender, aching under them. Any ideas?!

I've a rash that looks like insect bites (around 70) mainly on my torso (both sides). Feels like bruises, very tender, aching under them. Any ideas?!

Dermatologist: That would be a huge amount of insect bites and you would have noticed them long before 70 occurred. Tenderness and aching are also unusual features. I recommend a consultation with a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. A viral illness like pityriasis rosea could be present. ...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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Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more

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Suspected bug burrowing under the skin, looks like mosquito bite, moved 2" up my leg in 8hrs, can feel tearing bites in direction of movement. Help!?

Suspected bug burrowing under the skin, looks like mosquito bite, moved 2" up my leg in 8hrs, can feel tearing bites in direction of movement. Help!?

Larva currens?: Larva currens is an itchy skin condition caused by a parasite called strongyloides stercoralis. It is notable for the itchy rash that moves fairly quickly (sometimes inches per hour) under the skin. Although mostly found in tropical and sub-tropical countries, it can also occur in the southeastern us. You need to be seen by a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hard bumps under skin on ankles are what?

Hard bumps under skin on ankles are what?

Hard bumps: There are a variety of causes of hard bumps under the skin, including cysts, acne, harmless or potentially harmful tumors. Please see your healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Skin conditions are very difficult to diagnose without a picture. However, this could be either severe acne or seborrheic dermatitis. See your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more