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Dr. William Lewis
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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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Can small fiber neuropathy cause crawling sensation on head and face?

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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What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

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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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?

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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After i feel crawling sensation in my head it feels itchy. What could it be? Its not the sculp, i think inside my head

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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I recently had a popping sensation in my head followed by intense dizziness. What might be the cause for it?

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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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 ?

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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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. ...Read more

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