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Crawling, itchy feeling on scalp, not lice

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 12, 2011
  • 08:58 PM

Hello,

I hope someone here can help me. I'm getting desperate. I'm a female in my late 30s. I have this weird problem with my scalp, and no doctor can find anything wrong. It's driving me crazy.

The best way to describe it, once in a while I feel like something is crawling on my head. Usually it's the top back of my head but I've gotten it in other spots too.

Before I go on, please don't say lice - I've had lice as a kid, twice. I know all about them, and I've already checked for them. My hair is short so it's easy to make sure. I've had these symptoms for close to two years now, but the other 3 people in my household are fine (and my kids get lice checkups at school every week).

My hair and scalp are completely clean. I don't have dandruff or any strange rashes, bumps, etc., either. Some days I don't feel any itching at all. Other days it's bothering me constantly. Sometimes it's not just my scalp but the sides of my face, my neck, and ears, like little hairs or spiderwebs tickling me, except there's nothing there. The weirdest part is that it mostly happens when I'm at home. Whenever I'm outside or indoors but not in my house, my head feels normal. Also it doesn't bother me at night at all. It's like someone switches it off the moment I get into bed.

It usually gets worse on hot days, or right before it's time to wash my hair. Washing it helps, but at this point I'm washing it every other day, and I don't want to get to the point where I'm doing it every single day, which I heard isn't healthy.

Could this be psychological? Hormonal? Could dust mites cause this? Other mites?

Please help me out, any ideas and theories are welcome. Thank you.

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  • I went thru this and actually got rid of it...crawling sensation on my face daily.....itchy hands. Over many months it got worse.. crawling all over my head and face and slowly started moving down my body where I started feeling pin *****s. Doctors no help, couldn't find any bugs, long story kept short: My cats which go in and out of the house freely, got mange, I told my vet about the symptoms and she's had it before and it was scabies. Problem is docs couldn't find it because I was always fighting the symptoms and self treating. Shower with menthol selsum blue, bathe with ammonia in the water - kicked scabies behind! Buy tubes of permethrin and Eurax cream online and used both at the same time added clove oil to it sometimes. Ate horse ivermectin. Great relief BUT..Kept getting reinfested, couldn't clean enough, so following vets directions, I left pesticide bombs all over the house and moved out for 3 wks. Kept treating with perm and cleaned new empty apartment daily. Cured!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 20, 2016
    • 05:32 AM
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  • I went thru this and actually got rid of it...crawling sensation on my face daily.....itchy hands. Over many months it got worse.. crawling all over my head and face and slowly started moving down my body where I started feeling pin *****s. Doctors no help, couldn't find any bugs, long story kept short: My cats which go in and out of the house freely, got mange, I told my vet about the symptoms and she's had it before and it was scabies. Problem is docs couldn't find it because I was always fighting the symptoms and self treating. Shower with menthol selsum blue, bathe with ammonia in the water - kicked scabies behind! Buy tubes of permethrin and Eurax cream online and used both at the same time added clove oil to it sometimes. Ate horse ivermectin. Great relief BUT..Kept getting reinfested, couldn't clean enough, so following vets directions, I left pesticide bombs all over the house and moved out for 3 wks. Kept treating with perm and cleaned new empty apartment daily. Cured!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 20, 2016
    • 05:34 AM
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  • Could this be Spiritual. Something like this happens to me.
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