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Beginning yesterday, I have felt like bugs are crawling in

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Good afternoon.
JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: Beginning yesterday, I have felt like bugs are crawling in my hair on my scalp. It appears when I look at my clothes or the bed sheets, I see little black dots that DO NOT appear to move. What could this possibly be???
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, I have not seen a doctor yet....New Years office is closed. I only take Triamterence and I have for the last three years
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, other than high blood pressure; hence, the need for Triamterence. I'm wondering if these could be bed bugs or lice. They look like little black dotsl
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: I had a check up a few months ago and all was well. Currently, I have not been sexually active for over 6 months. Yes, there is a history of high blood pressure. What does that have to do with the bugs??
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

do you take any meds of any type?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

How old are you?

Do you drink alcohol or take any drugs?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I just turned 40. Typically, I don't drink; however, due to the New Year, I may have overindulged in Alcohol.
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Could it be due to intoxication

This sounds like your mind is playing tricks on you

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Possibly. Do you think my mind is playing tricks on me??? I had no clue that alcohol could cause you to hallucinate.
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 7 months ago.


alcohol can or alcohol withdrawal

This definitely sounds like visual hallucinations though

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Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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