The validity of Morgellons disease, which has been associated with Lyme disease, has been widely debated for years. Those affected by it swear that it is real, that fibers grow from their skin. A large percentage of the medical world believes that it is a figment of the imagination, a psychological issue rather than a physical one. This debate has gone on for years, with both sides heavily believing in their conviction. Now, a documentary is being released on this issue. It is called “Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons.” It will be released on March 31, 2020.
About Morgellons Disease
Morgellons disease is a controversial, rare condition that is characterized by the presence of fibers embedded in, underneath, or growing out of the skin. Some people with this condition say that they feel a crawling or stinging on their skin. The controversy of this condition can make it difficult to obtain a diagnosis or lead to stress. There has been limited research and the cause is not completely understood, leading to the debate over this condition.
The exact cause of this condition is unknown. It is believed that people who have Lyme disease, have been bitten by a tick, or have hypothyroidism are at a higher risk of Morgellons. The majority of research shows that this condition is spread by ticks.
Symptoms of Morgellons include painful fibers under the skin, a crawling or biting sensation, fatigue, itching, joint pains, loss of short-term memory, depression, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. A diagnosis may be difficult to obtain due to the number of doctors who believe it is a psychological condition.
Treatment may vary depending on what one’s doctor believes the cause is. If it is thought to be an infection, doctors will prescribe antibiotics. Underlying mental illnesses, such as depression or anxiety will be treated as well. It is important to find the right doctor so that one is not misdiagnosed with a mental illness. Establishing a relationship with one’s doctor is very important.
About the Documentary
“Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons” is being produced by Gravitas Ventures, which is a Red Arrow Studios company. It will be released on March 31st of 2020. It is meant to be informative but entertaining at the same time.
This documentary shares the opinions of both sides of the debate. It will follow a nurse who is affected by the condition, as well as a dermatologist who believes that Morgellons is a psychological issue. Not only do they follow people, but they also expose flaws in the CDC’s 2012 study of the disease.
The documentary comes to its climax when it shows the Morgellons Conference, which takes place in Austin, Texas. The hope is that it will shed light on an overlooked condition. Not only do they hope to educate people who do not know about Morgellons, but they hope to prove that it is a condition that should be taken seriously in the medical world.
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