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Morgellons Cure 2011
A condition in which a person perceives parasites are spontaneously coming out from his or her eyes, ears, pores, and other openings in the body. These parasites are, in fact, hair, vegetative, or synthetic fibers, scabs, or other foreign substances. Patients can cause serious scars as they pick these "worms" ...Read more
Have your case taken: There are many homeopathic remedies which are known for "lung damage, " but you can't use homeopathic remedies in a generalized way. (that is, if you want real benefit). Please consider working with an experienced homeopath who can review your case thoroughly, and find a remedy that applies specifically to you -- all of you, not just your lungs. You are a whole being, and your lungs live in you. ...Read more
Read an article 'A modified version of niclosamide treats root cause of type 2 diabetes, could reverse the disease'.Not yet tested.Is it real info.
Hepatitis B: You need to be seen and evaluated by an infectious diseases expert or a hepatologist. This may or may not require treatment, and there are new agents available with which to manage this. Go and get seen and assessed before severe liver damage occurs. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a chronic Lyme patient; anti microbial use has caused yeast overgrowth and now yeast die-off symptoms. Is colon cleanse nec. to flush toxins?
Herxheimer Reaction: The die-off may be going too quickly. If you are using a doc prescribed medicine ask him/her about lowering the dose. If over the counter back off a little. Your body is killing off faster than you can expel the results. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There is no cure for parkinsons disease. There are about two dozen medicines for parkinson's, some 60 years old, others five years old. Each of them does something a little different. There is also surgery for a select group of patients with parkinsons. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more
Yes -- have seen it: Yes, dr. Rajan sankaran, an internationally known homeopathic physician and teacher from mumbai, has shown cases where vitiligo improved through homeopathic treatment. It requires careful case-taking by an experienced homeopath -- it's not a "take this for that" situation. Since your note says you're from la, robert gramlich md (family physician & homeopath) may be able to help you. ...Read more
What r the symptoms, tests, & treatments for autoimmune urticaria? Is it different from chronic urticaria?
Not necessarily: Chronic urticaria ilasts longer than 6 weeks, and most of those are of unknown cause, chronic idiopathic urticaria (ciu). Part of ciu is due to autoimmunity. However, the tests for autoimmune urticaria may not be sspecific. Autoimmune urticaria may not respond to antihistamines alone. Such patients may require leukotriene antagonists, prednisone, dapsone, Cyclosporine and even ivig. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves' disease in 1980 w/radioactive iodine. T4 is27, TSH 0.09 sweating & flushing, etc need answers. What is happening? Same dose for decades???
Graves: seems like return of hyperthyroidism. will need use thyroid and specialist review . some timed the hyper active thyroid can return. it is advised that you see your GP and get the dosing of your medication corrected . specialist review may be indicated also make sure that the correct dos elf medication is being taken as some times thyroxine replacement could be the cause for such symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.
No: If the diagnosis is correct, then they want to play you for a fool. Please forgive my frankness, and call me unspiritual if you want. It is hard enough to have incurable cancer -- harder still to be taken for thousands of dollars by sweet-talkers who may themselves be deceived. If you realize you have been scammed, call your local prosecutor -- i'll testify for free if it will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. A psychiatrist.: True Morgellon's phenomenon is an irrational belief that the sufferer has an infestation with parasites under the skin. Previously, this was known as DP or delusional parasitosis. However, a small percent of "Morgellons" actually have a skin disorder like eczema, scabies or chronic hives. Treatment for DP includes low dose anti-psycholtic & anti-anxiety meds and counseling. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not an infection: Refers to the condition in which the patient perceives parasites are spontaneously coming out from their eyes, ears, pores, and any other opening in their body. These parasites are, in fact, hair, vegetative or synthetic fibers, scabs or any other foreign substances. As a result, patients have terrible scars as they pick these "worms" out of their skin, and become obsessed on their elimination. ...Read more
Sores on the body, constant scratching with bleeding and no known cause. Could this be morgellons?
Many causes: This could have many causes. You should see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Why are doctors so quick to dismiss the possibility there might actually be something to morgellons?
Morgellens: The CDC states that the condition is not caused by an infection or anything in the environment. The CDC study also included a lab analysis of skin fibers in Morgellons patients. The analysis showed that these fibers were mostly cotton, such as typically found in clothing or bandages. CDC research also revealed that the skin sores seemed to be the result of long-term picking and scratching. ...Read more
Not infectious cause: The mayo clinic in 2011 (arch dermatol, sep 2011; 147: 1041 - 1045. ) published a case series regarding morgellon's, concluding that an infectious cause is not there. In many cases, patients with this condition are very, very resistant to even consider a psychiatric cause for this awful delusion of infestations- like worms coming out of the pores of their skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychiatric basis: Having seen several cases of this syndrome, the mayo clinic has recently published a case series regarding morgellon's, concluding that an infectious cause is not there. In many cases, patients with this condition are very, very resistant to even consider a psychiatric cause for this awful affliction of perceiving worms are coming out of the pores of their skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ive had Morgellons for 4 yrs. Ive been through an extensive psych eval.NO abnormal pathology or mental disorder was found. Im a nurse. Thoughts?
What is it???: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. Morgellon's Disease can present w fatigue, decreased concentration & short term-memory, crawling - ...Read more
Whats the true diagnosis for morgellons symptoms? Recently had: premature baby, two dogs die. Found severe mold. No insurance everyone is ill inc pup
No one knows: Morgellon's is a controversial syndrome. No one is sure what the true cause is and thus there is not agreement on how to treat it. If there is mold in your home, it may be that your symptoms are directly related. ...Read more
Is there s doctor in san bernardino county that treats Morgellons and a lab to send samples yo ne examined?
Wake UP!: I have had a half dozen patients with morgellon's. In all my cases and in the medical literature this affliction originates in excessive psychologic energy and not from an irritative, inflammatory or infectious agents.This is true no matter how firm you believe your problem is external. You need to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more
My body and scalp is itchy I have flys and gnats always following me i'm very clean and my results of my blood test has no results of morgellons?
Bell's Palsy: This partial paralysis of the face is believed to be caused by a virus. For some years, an antiviral medication (acyclovir) had been recommended (if started in the first 3 days), but longer term studies have not shown a benefit. The standard treatment now is oral steroid medication (typically prednisone), which also should be started early. Prednisone is not a cure, but suppresses the inflammation. ...Read more