Persistent Hair Crawling Sensation: Causes and Solutions

Persistent Hair Crawling Sensation: Causes and Solutions
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Aditya Favade and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I'm 20, and I've had dandruff for a long time. But for a couple of months, I've been experiencing a crawling sensation in my hair. I thought it was a lice infestation. This sensation arises when I am in class; for the rest of the time, it usually doesn't occur. I used oil for a few days, and it stabilized for a while. However, now it's worsening again. Is it a lice infestation or formication?



Answered by Dr. Aditya Favade


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


In some cases, static electricity can attract particulates to the skin and can also cause body hair to move, giving a sensation similar to insects crawling over the skin. There's no need to worry.A whole medical data is required.Remember, it's essential to address the issue promptly to prevent it from worsening or spreading if it is indeed lice. If it's formication or another condition, addressing the underlying cause will help alleviate the symptoms.



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