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Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
46 years in practice
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I have this crawling sensation inside my head like a worm or insect crawling inside. What causes this? I do suffer from stress

Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have this crawling sensation inside my head like a worm or insect crawling inside. What causes this? I do suffer from stress

Neuralgia: this may be neuralgia, often caused by cervical (neck) arthritis. I would check with your local neurologist ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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I have crawling sensation in back part of my head like Two many ants are walking .what causes thisI?

Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
48 years in practice
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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple.  What could cause this?

TMD ?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments: ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Can small fiber neuropathy cause crawling sensation on head and face?

Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
24 years in practice
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Can small fiber neuropathy cause crawling sensation on head and face?

I: would suggest to check if the roots of those nerves are involved. Conditions like MS could start with such symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
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What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

Parasthsias: on one side of the body may be due to TIA, focal seizure or migraine. Random crawling sensation on scalp hands arms and legs is often do to fleas making their last stand in homes with pets this time of year in northern climates. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
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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?

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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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

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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

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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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
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I recently had a popping sensation in my head followed by intense dizziness. What might be the cause for it?

Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
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I recently had a popping sensation in my head followed by intense dizziness. What might be the cause for it?

Otolithic?: It seems as if an otolith, which is a calcified structure in the inner ear, may have become dislodged, causing stimulation of nerve fibers resulting in dizziness. A single transient episode is most likely not serious but see an ENT doctor for evaluation if you are concerned, especially if you experience more episodes, loss of balance or hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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Why do my muscles feel tight and I get tingling sensation in my head after the bath I am going to the doc soon I just want to know causes for this ?

Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why do my muscles feel tight and I get tingling sensation in my head after the bath I am going to the doc soon I just want to know causes for this ?

Could be a couple th: A few things could cause this a mineral or electrolyte imbalance or could simply be from being in the hot wet water for too long keep your appointment with the physician to evaluate .also if you're on a diuretic or sometimes other medications could cause this symptom ...Read more

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