What is Morgellons Disease?
Morgellons is a dubious and mildly understood condition in which unusual thread-like fibers emerge under the skin. Morgellons is very rare disease. People with morgellons may feel like something is crawling, biting, or a stinging sensation all over.
Unexplained dermopathy is what most doctors will call it. Unexplained dermopathy means a skin condition that occurs without a known reason. Other medical professionals also have diagnosed the condition a fiber disease.
What are the symptoms of Morgellons?
- 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 (hyperpigmented) scars.
People with Morgellons often complain of other symptoms which includes:
- Difficulty paying attention and concentrating
- Extreme fatigue
- Hair loss
- Joint and muscle pain
- Nervous system problems
- Tooth loss
- Sleep problems
- Short-term memory loss
What causes Morgellons disease? Is Morgellons disease contagious?
There are reports of Morgellons disease in patients with Lyme disease.
Research on this syndrome has so far not found it to be caused by an infection.
It is therefore not contagious. This condition has not been found to be the result of an environmental toxin.
How is Morgellons disease treated?
The appropriate medical treatment for MD is not yet clear, but there are two main treatment approaches based on what your doctor thinks is causing the problem.
Doctors who think MD is caused by an infection may treat you with several antibiotics for a long time. This may kill the bacteria and heal the skin sores.
If you have anxiety, stress, or other mental health problems, or if you develop them from coping with the MD, you may also be treated with psychiatric medications or psychotherapy.
If your doctor thinks your condition is caused by a mental health problem, you may be treated with psychiatric medications or psychotherapy alone.
While there is no specific cure for Morgellons disease, individuals who suffer from this condition have been found to benefit from medications that treat psychosis or tics, like olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zydis, Relprevv) or pimozide (Orap), respectively.
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