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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
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