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What would cause the feeling of pins and needle in your head? Should I be concerned?

What would cause the feeling of pins and needle in your head? Should I be concerned?

Many possibilities: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia) or other neurological condition. Keep a log of the timing, duration, location, and severity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician, who may/may not refer you to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm

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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 (methylphenidate).

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What causes the feeling in my head of movement, like worms crawling or waves, along with headache?

What causes the feeling in my head of movement, like worms crawling or waves, along with headache?

See PCP: Could be vascular or neurological or combination of both. See your PCP for evaluation and referral if required.

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Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?

Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?

Please see: Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated. You may need a biopsy to see what is causing the bald spot. This may or may not be related to the numbness on your face. That may be a different problem that your primary care doctor can evaluate. Please see someone this could be serious.

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What causes the feeling of something crawling under your skin?

What causes the feeling of something crawling under your skin?

Hives or pruritus: There is a long list ranging from blood disorders to kidney or liver problems to thyroid diseases. Cold be just hives. Could be underlying malignancy. See a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation.

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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.

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What to do if I keep feeling like something is crawling in my nose. What can cause this besides allergies?

What to do if I keep feeling like something is crawling in my nose. What can cause this besides allergies?

See below: Any inflammatory process in your mucosal membranes may lead to strange sensations. If you have a cold, allergies, etc. If this is bothering you a lot, see your physician for an evaluation.

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What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

Fibromyalgia allergy: The symptoms can be related to fibromyalgia, other times of allergic skin disease, and sometimes underlying medical problems. You will need a full evaluation to help clarify why you have the symptoms

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Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Many possibilities: Numb, tingling sensations are called "paresthesias" and should be evaluated with a complete neurological exam and history in-person. If the rest of the neurological exam were normal and healthy, the most likely explanations are anxiety, medication side effects, or migraines. Sometimes people can have the sensory auras associated with migraines without having a headache ("acephalgic").

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Feeling of ants crawling in my head on the left side? Comes and goes, no other symptoms. Thanks

Feeling of ants crawling in my head on the left side? Comes and goes, no other symptoms. Thanks

Tingling: This sounds like a neurological neuropathy. Usually one sided could be from trigeminal neuralgia, or TMJ from grinding your molars at night, poor jaw alignment. Another cause is low calcium levels. Tapping the trigeminal nerve can illicit twitching which can be a supporting clue of low calcium levels.

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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.

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Why does my head my face head and feet feel like something crawling or a tingling feeling I need help I travel with sinus.

Why does my head my face head and feet feel like something crawling or a tingling feeling I need help I travel with sinus.

ANXIETY NEUROSIS?: Are you a nervous person? Feelings like that happens on somebody who drinks a lot of coffee, pop, or other stimulants. Check with md.

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Cold feeling in my head with electricity also stabbing pain in top of my head vertigo crawling feeling in head smelling things not actually there?

Cold feeling in my head with electricity also stabbing pain in top of my head vertigo crawling feeling in head smelling things not actually there?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. Sinus infection and inflammation may cause these, but get and eval to be properly diagnosed so the best treatment occurs for you. Good luck to you.

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I am feeling head pressure when bending my neck. What could it be. Weeks ago I had crawling feeling under my scalp that got somewhat better with time.

I am feeling head pressure when bending my neck. What could it be. Weeks ago I had crawling feeling under my scalp that got somewhat better with time.

? muscle? Nerve: Your symptoms could stem from a cervical (neck) strap muscle sprain; there are many muscles in the posterior neck that can easily be strained during sleep or when driving a car. Sprained muscles can swell and push on adjacent nerves causing what are called paraesthesias, tingling or crawling feelings in the distribution of the nerve. As long as this gets better, no worries; if worsening see PCP

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Been having a tingly feeling and crawling feeling inside my head where my bald spot use to be and it feels like the sensation is spreading in my head?

Been having a tingly feeling and crawling feeling inside my head where my bald spot use to be and it feels like the sensation is spreading in my head?

Anxiety: At age 22, stresses of relationships, finances, school and work can cause anxiety symptoms, such as tingly feeling and crawling feeling inside the head. Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis, and psychotherapy, meditation, and medication if necessary.

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Headache burning scalp vertigo crawling feeling on head and face fatigue itching?

Headache burning scalp vertigo crawling feeling on head and face fatigue itching?

Multiple symptoms: These multiple symptoms may not be related to one specific diagnosis and anxiety and stress may be the main culprit. Nevertheless, it's best to have your physician take a careful history and examine you if these symptoms persist and appropriate tests will be ordered if deemed necessary. Perhaps stress management therapy will be recommended.

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Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?

Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?

Wow!: That must have been very uncomfortable. Were you on any medications then that you are no longer on? It sounds like your symptoms may be resolved now. If not, please resubmit question with an update. It sounds like a medication side effect to me, other than the crusting, which I didn't understand what you meant there.

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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 different 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.