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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Morgellons

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Dr. Evan Altman
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Morgellons (Definition)

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


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Symptoms of authuritis?

Symptoms of authuritis?

Symptoms: There are a vast number of symptoms of arthritis and the symptoms will vary depending upon the specific type of arthritis being presented. The most common type of arthritis is degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis and common symptoms of it include multiple joint pains, swelling, and stiffness and difficulty with walking, and relief (at least initially) with anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ancyclostomiasis?

Symptoms of ancyclostomiasis?

Parasitic hookworms: In people who walk barefoot, the hookworm can penetrate the sole of the foot and cause a lesion there. The larva will then begin to mature while it moves towards the intestines. The hookworm will attach to the intestinal wall. Humans who have become infected can show symptoms of intestinal bleeding, abdominal pains, anemia, diarrhea, and malnutrition. ...Read more

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Whar are symptoms of gohnerrea?

Whar are symptoms of gohnerrea?

Usually none: Most people with gonorrhea are unaware and we find it during std testing. Symptoms may include yellow or white vaginal/penile discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, testicular pain. Gonorrhea can spread to the joints causing joint pain as well. Untreated infections can cause serious complications. Get tested. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the onset of Parkinson's disease?

What are symptoms of the onset of Parkinson's disease?

Tremor, Poor Control: Tremor or poor control of movement are typical presenting signs. Loss of smell can also be a sign of pd. ...Read more

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What are the classic symptoms of dementia?

What are the classic symptoms of dementia?

Symptoms may vary: In each person, but they include memory loss, trouble communicating, difficulty learning or remembering new information, trouble planning or organizing, trouble with coordination or motor functions, personality changes, inability to reason, inappropriate behavior, paranoia, agitation and hallucinations. These must be severe enough to interfer with daily life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of guillain-barre syndrome?

What are the symptoms of guillain-barre syndrome?

Motor weakness: Guillian-barre is an inflammatory disease of the nerve roots that results in pain and progressive motor weakness. It can cause paralysis, breathing failure and problems with the cardiovascular system. If it is suspected, it should be evaluated and treated emergently. Proper treatment can be lifesaving and result in full or near full recovery. ...Read more

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What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

Tight skin: People with scleroderma have tight skin, but have other findings including raynauds, finger changing color in the cold or stress, joint pain, and can have internal involvement in the lungs, heart, kidney etc. Each person has different finding and the rheumatologist helps to put it together. ...Read more

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How are the classic symptoms of guillain barre syndrome like?

How are the classic symptoms of guillain barre syndrome like?

Guillain-Barre: Is a form of ascending paralysis which has several major forms and can result in long term persistent neurological deficits. There is a recent excellent review of this illness in the new england journal of medicine. Look online. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

See below: Most often there is a unilateral resting tremor in hand, but occasionally there may be vague stiffness or gait imbalance. On occasion, one might see chronic constipation, or impaired swallowing which seems nonspecific, and unilateral foot dystonia, or cramping may occur very early. If there is a question or if runs in your family, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Symptoms of herpes?

Symptoms of herpes?

Herpes Symptoms: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps appear. The blisters first open, scab over, and then heal as new skin tissue forms. During a first outbreak, the area is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle. Flu-like symptoms are also common: swollen glands, headache, muscle aches, fever. ...Read more

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Symptoms and signs of hashimatos?

Symptoms and signs of hashimatos?

Usually none: Until your thyroid becomes significantly enlarged and visible from the outside, or your thyroid hormone production drops below normal and you develop hypothyroidism. Check the american thyroid association website or aace.Com. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of delirium tremens?

What are the symptoms of delirium tremens?

Seizures: preceded by fever, rapid heart rate, confusion, inability to walk well, irritability and anxiety. Withdrawal begins within hours of the last drink. Within 2-3 days the syndrome is in full swing and the risk of seizures and death is highest within 3-7days. The more regularly one drinks and the larger the amounts, the higher the risk of significant withdrawal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurological chronic Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of neurological chronic Lyme disease?

Brain Lyme : Neurological involvement by Lyme occurs after a long period of untreated infection and leads to difficulty with walking, thinking, vision and MRI with a spinal tap test to confirm diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the typical withdrawal symptoms of marijuana?

What are the typical withdrawal symptoms of marijuana?

Time and dose: Symptoms will depend on frequency and duration of use. Drop in appetite agitation may all be mild signs. ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of panic attacks?

What are signs or symptoms of panic attacks?

Sxs: Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depersonalization?

What are the symptoms of depersonalization?

Reality distortion: Depersonalization is the feeling that you are not personally involved in your current situation or that you are not personally present in your environment. It may occur as a defense mechanism in a traumatic situation or may be a part of a psychotic syndrome. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pinworms?

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Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurosyphilis?

What are the symptoms of neurosyphilis?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of rachitis?

What are the presenting symptoms of rachitis?

You mean "rickets?": Vitamin d deficiency presents with soft, under-mineralized bones, especially at growth plates; "beaded" rib tips and widened wrists and ankles are usually the earliest signs. If you mean "orchitis, " that's testicular inflammation, with swollen painful testicles. ...Read more

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Whats the true diagnosis for morgellons symptoms? Recently had: premature baby, two dogs die. Found severe mold. No insurance everyone is ill inc pup

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

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What is the definition or description of: morgellons?

What is the definition or description of: morgellons?

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

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Morgellons I think I might have need serous help pls?

See doctor: Morgellons disease is uncommon and it would not be prudent to diagnose it on yourself. You should see a doctor for an evaluation. You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/morgellons-disease/art-20044996 ...Read more

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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

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What is the best treatment for morgellons?

What is the best treatment for morgellons?

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 more

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What kind of treatments are there for Morgellons disease?

What kind of treatments are there for Morgellons disease?

Morgellons disease: This is regarded in psychiatry as delusional parasitosis. Treatment involves use of very low doses of Risperdal or Pimozide (orap) which has effect on delusions as well as itching. Caution against self-treatment with insecticides or local remedies. ...Read more

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Isn't Morgellons controversial and can't the affects be treated with antibiotics?

Isn't Morgellons controversial and can't the affects be treated with antibiotics?

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 more

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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?

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?

Below: I think the best advice I can give you is to look at the Mayo Clinic website and read all the material on Morgellons. We do believe the condition is real, but regretfully all the research has not been done that needs to be done. ...Read more

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How to know if I have scabies, Morgellons disease, or something else entirely?

How to know if I have scabies, Morgellons disease, or something else entirely?

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

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Would a doctor know if you have Morgellons or is this disease not known with doctors ?

Would a doctor know if you have Morgellons or is this disease not  known with doctors ?

Morgellons: This is a very rare, psychological disorder involving delusional parasitosis with delusions of inanimate objects. Have faith in your doctor's knowledge and if they do not know about the disorder, might be time to do some teaching of your own! enjoy! ...Read more

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Is there s doctor in san bernardino county that treats Morgellons and a lab to send samples yo ne examined?

Is there s doctor in san bernardino county that treats Morgellons and a lab to send samples yo ne examined?

Not sure: Richard Kuhns wrote a book" How to get your life back from Morgellans and other skin parasites", you can access this on the internet, might be worth looking at. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar kill Morgellons?

NO: I've had several patients who have tried that option without success. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Read the Wikipedia : Entry on morgellons. There is no evidence from conventional medicine and several university students that there is such a disease. Of course your blood test shows no morgellons, because there is no such thing. There maybe other reasons for your itchy scalp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

Dry eyes, mouth +: You may wish to consult: www.Sjogrens.Org/ for additional information. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

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What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

Addison's disease: Fatigue, lightheadedness while standing, muscle weakness, fever, weight loss, sweating, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint pains, mood changes. ...Read more