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Itching, rash, and crawling sensation
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Itching, rash, and crawling sensation

Several weeks ago, I had a very strong sensation of something crawling under my skin on my leg.  For an entire night, the sensation would not subside.  I did not see anything in the area, however.  Then, several days later, two quarter-sized (not perfectly round, though) red rashes appeared in the same area on my leg.  Now, they are incredibly itchy and I cannot ease the itch whatsoever.  I have been applying aquaphor in hopes that it may be eczema.  It just seems odd that the sensation occurred, which I have never had before, and then a few days later this rash developed that  will not go away.  Any ideas on what this may be?  Please help.  I am very uncomfortable.  
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Hi there!
Scabies is the strongest possibility in your case. Topical applications like Permethrin are used in scabies. For symptomatic relief antihistaminic are given. If topical applications are ineffective an oral tablet of Ivermectin may be prescribed. Other possibility is formication which means feeling of insects crawling under the skin. The causes of formication are onset of menopause, diabetic neuropathy, skin cancer, syphilis, Lyme disease or zoster. It can also be aside effect of medications like Ritalin,Lunesta,cocaine or amphetamines etc.It is best to get yourself evaluated by a physician .I sincerely hope it helps.
Take care and regards!
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