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I feel ant crawling sensation on my face and body. what

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i feel ant crawling sensation on my face and body. what could be the issue. don't have any other medical issues and am 54 y
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Medical specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Do you have history of Diabetes ?

Does the crawling sensation increase after you eat or drink something hot ?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No diabetes
Have not noticed that increase after a hot drink or eat.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for your reply.

The ant crawling sensations are called paraesthesias. These are due to nerve hypersensitivity which can happen due to neuralgia or nerve inflammation or even Vitamin B 12 deficiency.

A thorough blood work up and electromyography and nerve studies will give you a clue as to the cause of the ant crawling sensation.

There are a number of prescription medications that help in this condition.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello ,

Please do get back to me in case of any further queries.

Do you have any queries ?

What medications have you tried till date ?