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just read the blog on morgellon"s - my husband is experiencing

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just read the blog on morgellon"s - my husband is experiencing similar symptoms- we live in SC - anyone who we should got to
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 years ago.

Hello Anne,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

What are his main symptoms?
Since when are his symptoms?
Has he consulted any specialist?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
he went to a dr-- he told the dr he had "worms " in his sore- that he might have morgellon"s -- the dr lft- came back in - looked at the sores and told hime it was probably flea bites- never took a biopsy- just told him how to care for the sores in order for them to heal- no memtion of parasites
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 years ago.
Hello Anne,

This can be Morgellon's. In that case, consulting a psychiatrist would be advised. Having said that, with a sore, following also should be considered;

1) Maggots in sores (which are true worms in a contaminated sore).
2) Neuropathy; the nerves are affected which cause abnormal sensation (termed paresthesias, which feels like worms running on the skin).

A culture test of the sores would be recommended with a biopsy.

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