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Crawling, itchy feeling on scalp, not lice

Posted In: Hair conditions 6 Replies
  • 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'm not sure what it is, but I am going through the same thing.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 8, 2014
    • 01:48 AM
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  • I am going through the same thing!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 17, 2014
    • 01:21 AM
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  • I'm going through the same thing too for years now
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 28, 2014
    • 00:18 PM
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  • I'm going through the same thing too for years now
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 28, 2014
    • 00:19 PM
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  • It just started with me a few days ago, and seems to correspond to a knot in my neck muscles caused by recent high stress. I'm guessing it is caused by the tightening of the skin on my scalp due to the tight, knotted muscles, but that it just a wild stab.

    Are any of you under a lot of stress, and maybe have neck pain?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2014
    • 04:11 PM
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  • Did more research. Check this out:

    "Paresthesia" - a burning or prickling sensation usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching.
    It happens when sustained pressure is placed on a nerve. The feeling quickly goes away once the pressure is relieved.
    Thus my guess that my knotted neck muscles put pressure on a nerve
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2014
    • 04:41 PM
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