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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes crawling sensation on the scalp?

I m having an issue with my scalp n hair, I feel like there is something crawling on my scalp and i can see stuff moving, however my daughter, in elementary school had caught lice from another child and that s not what ion my hair. At the end of the day my shirt has a lot of tiny black lint looking things on them, that I know fell from my head, cause they werent there before, But i dont know what they could be, can u help?
Thu, 7 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It s called delusion of parasitosis. A psychological condition of the skin in which one feels the sensation of crawling of parasites. Actually there is nothing. Do not worry. It may go away by treatment in few days to weeks. Take Fluoxetine, daily for few weeks or cure of the condition. Avoid to think excessively. Just relax and be positive.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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