Delusional parasitosis

Delusional parasitosis

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Slomo

Assonet, MA

#1 Nov 24, 2006
I can not resist posting this link.. read it and you will understand why some doctors would not take you seriously.

I mean no disrespect and I do not mean to imply that any of the readers are delusionary.

http://www.ent.uga.edu/publications/delusory....
Mary

United States

#2 Nov 24, 2006
I don't look anything like she does. I'm prettier. Just kidding. DO NOT SHOW THIS ARTICLE TO MY SON. He will say, see!! I told you!! lol..... lol.....
Larry

United States

#3 Dec 13, 2006
I think that scientist needs to read what happenned at OSU. http://www.headlice.org/report/research/index...
itchy and scratchy

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 Dec 13, 2006
My opinion is delusional parasitosis is largely a convenient way for doctors to explain cases of scabies or other parasites that they cannot cure.
fuLL of HOPE frances

Corpus Christi, TX

#5 Jan 3, 2007
i agree itchy,,,but it may actually be a disorder as well, one thing i know is though,,, i surely dont have it!!!
fuLL of HOPE frances

Corpus Christi, TX

#6 Jan 5, 2007
interesting reading...i believe it is possible some folks may suffer from this(legit disorder) i do believe ,just not me,,,
Tall Cotton - Smileykins

Bridgeport, WV

#7 Feb 21, 2007
Doctors don't need educated. Patients do.
http://psy.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/f...
Excerpts from case reports:
* a 39-year-old white woman who presented to dermatology clinic complaining of “white strands” on her face that “feel like they are moving — like hair being pulled through the skin.” She brought several Ziploc (plastic) bags filled with samples, which microscopy revealed to be fibrous strands and epithelial cells. Physical examination demonstrated multiple hyperpigmented patches and a healing erythematous lesion on her right cheek. Otherwise, her skin was clear.
* a 69-year-old man stated that 3 to 4 months prior to his dermatology evaluation, he began to observe “little tubes” protruding from his skin. These tubes were stated to be extremely pruritic, causing him to scratch. When he did scratch, he believed that this incited a process in which three-cornered crystals would sprout legs and jump out of the tubes. After “exciting” the tubes, the crystals would leave “slag”(a byproduct of “welding”) behind. He also complained that physicians would not look at him and that they thought he was “going crazy”.
*White strands moving on the woman's face, felt like hair pulling through her skin.*
*Tubes shot out crystals that sprouted legs, and deposited slag in the man's skin.*
Both of those patients appeared to have DOP. However, their beliefs were NOT unshakable. The female patient was cooperative and responded favorably to treatment for anxiety, and the male improved after his underlying physical condition was explained to him as having resulted in the development of his skin symptoms.
Sadly, in the next case, the woman did have an unshakable belief. Even with attempted treatment efforts, she was lost to follow-up, ending with her doctor receiving a call from her pet’s concerned veterinarian.
* a 32-year-old woman who presented to dermatology clinic reporting a 3-month history of “bugs” infecting her fingers, lips, scalp, ears, nose, face, and genitals. She believed she had been infected by her husband, as she observed him frequently scratching his scalp. However, she stated her husband feels that “it [her condition] is all in her head.” She noticed others scratching while around her and believed that they became infested by her presence. Multiple samples of the “bugs” were brought in plastic bags.
Please read the case histories, and note the exact parallels to "morgellons disease" patients when reading the last one, in particular, in its entirety.
People who think they might have something called "morgellons disease" have been led astray, far more than they know.
Voice of reason

Portland, OR

#8 May 17, 2007
Good post.
Some idiot on here claimed to be holding a scabies mite between his fingers. They're microscopic you idiot. Just reading this site makes me itch.
Slomo wrote:
I can not resist posting this link.. read it and you will understand why some doctors would not take you seriously.
I mean no disrespect and I do not mean to imply that any of the readers are delusionary.
http://www.ent.uga.edu/publications/delusory....
Voice of reason

Portland, OR

#9 May 17, 2007
You people need to read this...
Sam

United States

#10 May 19, 2007
Voice of reason wrote:
Good post.
Some idiot on here claimed to be holding a scabies mite between his fingers. They're microscopic you idiot. Just reading this site makes me itch.
<quoted text>
Scabies mites are not microscopic, you idiot. They can be seen with the naked eye.
pin prick woman

Sydney, Australia

#13 Jun 30, 2013
I apologise. I was never implying any of you wonderful people were delusional nor crazy. I also can't say morgellons isn't real. Im no specialist in any of these fields. I do agree scabies needs more study especially with herbal treatments & mostly POST SCABIES! even my Dr said "not enough is known" i can't afford dermatologists & mites being microscopic is the worst. Speaking for myself i have gone a little crazy sitting alone week after week looking for new spots, wondering if Im re-infested or cured. Parasitosis gives you symptoms but does not mean everything about you is crazy like having other delusions nor needing a strait jacket & padded room. Its just not knowing. Symptoms include bringing samples to be looked at bathing in bleach which isn't a scabicide (no amount of bathing kills mites) checking for bites feeling bites & itching. Are scabies mites so powerful that months of cleaning & treatment fails? I really doubt it. No offence meant
pin prick woman

Australia

#14 Jun 30, 2013
I clicked the links & thats spooky! Scabies mite was thought to be delusional until microscopic evidence.
Lord Lucas

Paris, France

#15 Nov 6, 2015
Feeling scabies in your bed, in your clothes, or on your love seat is not a matter of real infestation, it's sort of a mindgame!

In order to stay sane, you have to coerce yourself to believe that there are no mites in or on all these items, as scientists have stated. If you do not trust them, just your personal "intuition," you will be gone nuts earlier than anyone can fathom.
Adana

Fayetteville, NC

#16 May 27, 2016
When they get big enough, you can hold them between your fingers. When they are smaller, they are microscopic and even the ones you hold between your fingers are smaller than a grain of salt and it just looks like salt but it's not.
Creepedout

Panama City, FL

#17 May 27, 2016
itchy and scratchy wrote:
My opinion is delusional parasitosis is largely a convenient way for doctors to explain cases of scabies or other parasites that they cannot cure.
You are right , I was Baker acted . Had to lie my way out by agreeing that I was crazy. Now after aprox 1 year , I am hospitalized. They still think I am crazy. It is in my body so bad that I now have endocarditis. Which is almost always terminal. I think I have had it for around 7 years , but not sure. Now that it's being treated my neck and back pain has almost completely gone, my arthritis is no longer a bother. I already feel 10 years after less than 24 hours of treatment. I even look younger because my pores are not full. I can breath through my nose without a whistle sound. My heart burn has eased. I was suicideal from pain and other health issues. I actually thought I was dying and it took attempted suicide for me to finally live again. You're site is a true blessing. Thank-you

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