What is Morgellons disease ? What are the symptoms of Morgellons disease ?
Morgellons is a controversial topic in the medical world. Because it is not a sufficiently comprehensible disease. Research on this disease is limited and resources are scarce. Morgellon is not yet classified as a true illness and is generally considered a psychological illness. Although recent studies seem to show that morgellon is a true disease, many doctors still consider it a mental health problem that should be treated with antipsychotic medications.
Even fibers hanging from the skin, the most common symptom of Morgellon disease, are controversial. Those who consider morgellon a psychiatric illness believe that the fibers come from clothing. Those who consider morgellon an infection believe that the fibers are produced in human cells.
The background of the situation also contributed to this discussion. In the 17th century, fibers emerging from the backs of a group of children were described and called “morgellon”. In 1938, however, the sensation of skin crawling was called delusional parasitosis, which meant the false belief that your skin was infested with insects.
The exploding skin fiber situation resurfaced in 2002. This time it has been associated with itching and friction sensation on the skin. It was called Morgellon disease because of its similarities with its earlier appearance. However, because it occurs with a friction sensation on the skin and the cause is unknown, many doctors and researchers have called it delusional parasitosis.