What causes parasites to appear from the armpits and nose?
I suggest a few basic investigations
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I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
Have you ever been investigated for these symptoms? Are there other family members or close contacts who are similarly affected?
I would like to do a skin scraping and perhaps a skin biopsy to rule out common cause like scabies and body live infestations.
Sensation of something crawling under the skin could also be due to organic causes like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, underlying diabetes, allergies etc. Therefore I suggest a few basic investigations like CBC, TSH levels, fasting blood sugar levels, Vit B 12 levels, serum ferritin levels.
I would also like to rule out any history of substance abuse like cocaine and amphetamines etc.
Sometimes underlying anxiety, depression or hidden psychiatric illness could also induce this type of sensation. But this possibility is only considered after the organic causes and infestations are ruled out after a thorough history, examination & investigations.
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