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Feels like something is crawling on my skin, what could it

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feels like something is crawling on my skin, what could it be
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

THE ONLY MEDICAL PROBLEMS IS THAT I HAVE COPD. I TAKE NO MEDICATION,

THE ONLY THING I TAKE IS VITAMINS OR HERBS. THANKS

Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 6 years ago
OK
this sensation is called formication
There is a large differential diagnosis and it can mean nothing or serious internal problems.
Such as

Liver or kidney problems
Diabetes or thyroid problems
Iron deficiency
Polycythemia Vera [too many red cells]
Certain autoimmune diseases [sarcoidosis]
Hidden infections
Parasites
Hidden malignancies
Gallbladder problems
Allergy
Heavy metal toxicity

Your doctor can rule out most of this in one or two visit with labs and examination.

Some such as iron deficiency are easily correctable.
good luck

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