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Morgellons Disease: Definition, Symptoms, and More

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What is Morgellons Disease?

Morgellons disease is a dermatological disease that is the result of fibers underneath, embedded in, and erupting from unbroken skin or slow-healing sores.

Symptoms of Morgellons Disease

Morgellons disease is much more than just an itching sensation. This disease, when untreated, can significantly affect the patient’s quality of life. Symptoms include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rashes and/or sores
  • Crawling, and even stinging, sensation under the skin
  • Fibers (darker stringy material) on the skin
  • Aching joints
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Short-term memory loss

Causes of Morgellons Disease

According to the Morgellons Research Foundation, more than 14,000 families are affected by the disease. It is most commonly seen in middle-aged white women.

Morgellons disease has been linked to those with hypothyroidism and Lyme disease. Additionally, people are at greater risk if they have been exposed to a tick or have blood test results indicating they were bitten by a tick.

It is important to note that although this disease is a form of an infection, there is no evidence that it is contagious.

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Seeking Treatment

Because this condition is relatively uncommon, it is often misdiagnosed as a psychological disorder. However, this disease is very real and its symptoms can be extremely painful and interfere with simple daily activities.

Treatment of Morgellons is to uncover the root cause and treat the underlying infection by killing the harmful bacteria that is triggering the disease while also healing the skin.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of Morgellons disease but aren’t getting the help you need, contact us today to see how we can help you!

Holtorf Medical GroupThe Holtorf Medical Group specializes in optimizing quality of life and being medical detectives to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than just prescribing medications to cover-up the symptoms. We are experts in natural, prescription bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization, complex endocrine dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease. We’ve dedicated our practice to providing you the best in evidenced-based, integrative medicine that’s not only safe and effective, but provides measurable results.

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