formication


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formication

[‚fȯr·mə′kā·shən]
(psychology)
An abnormal sensation as of insects crawling in or upon the skin; a common symptom in diseases of the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves; may be a hallucination.
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Primul diagnostic diferential trebuie facut cu o halucinatie de tip tactil, descrisa ca "ceva care se misca sub sau pe piele" si cunoscuta sub termenul englezesc de formication.
The patient may describe the itch as sharp spasms of itch, or formication of skin (a crawling itch).
Pain was described variably, ranging from sharp, to deep, to electric like, to feeling like hot water or formication (bugs crawling on the skin).
Formica rufa (ant): This remedy is best known for skin conditions in which there is formication (an itchy, crawly sensation) and wandering pains, such as in arthritis.
Meth abusers also suffer from formication, which is the feeling that there are bugs under their skin.
But in a small number of individuals, it manifests as a severe, constant pruritus on a patch of skin in one or both of the medial scapular borders that may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, formication, burning, hyperalgesia, and tenderness.