Morgellons also called fiber disease is a condition whose sufferers believe to have been infested with disease-causing agents described as things like insects, parasites, hairs or fibers, while in reality no such things are present.
Morgellons is a condition that has been widely fought over in the medical community. Dermatologists, doctors and psychiatrists all call this "delusional parasitosis" and a lot of the symptoms they experience are more psychological.
Every case of morgellons has been self-diagnosed by the patients not doctors. Sometimes the "mogellons" that they patient claims to have are actually a real skin conditions like allergic contact dermitatis, idiopathic urticaria or infestation with the parasite scabies.
The most common symptoms that people believe to have are fibers growing out of their skin. Others have reported
- Feeling like bugs are crawling all over the skin.
- Burning or stinging sensations under the skin.
- Intense itching.
- Skin sores that appear suddenly and heal slowly.
- Sores that leave very red scars.
Other Patients have reported symptoms of
- Difficulty paying attention and concentrating
- Extreme fatigue
- Hair loss
- Joint and muscle pain
- Nervous system problems
- Tooth loss
- Sleep problems
- Short-term memory loss
Since this is seen as a psychological condition most doctors would prescribe anti psychotic drugs.
However people who firmly believe they have the illness have self treated with methods such as rubbing bleach on skin, using deworming medicines meant for animals or industrial insecticides.
Theories of where it come from:
There are many different theories of where exact the disease came from such as
- Extraterritorial life
- Chemical Warfare