Maybe some suffers have fungus?

http://www.doctorfungus.org/mycoses/human/human_index.htm

Seems reasonable

Tinea actually has hyphae and spores and is very common

Less common is T. pulvinata.

There are 20 species of dermatophytes

7 Responses to “Maybe Fungus”

  1. Apparently there is a lot you dont understand.

    http:www.ntcresearch.org/pdf-rpts/
    An?Rp00/m00-d03.pdf

    University of Dartmouth

    “Developement of bioactive fibers”

  2. Don’t waste your time on morgellonswatch.com. This website is being paid for by the people responsible for spreading this disease/parasite/bacteria, whatever it is.

    Factual information can be found at:
    http://biology-online.org/biology-forum/about1958-3324.html (note that you scroll through the posts on the biology website by using the “GoTo Page…” in the upper right hand corner.

    Also see:
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol9no2/02-0222.htm and here is more:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2768446&dopt=Abstract
    I just found out it is from the tobacco hornworm! This is the insect that the parasitoid wasp does a number on!!

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/10/041025120719.htm

    I have been trying to tell you guys about the ricsettsia diseases, in which they now call all of them the Bartonellas:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051219084711.htm

    Lice Join Ticks As Possible Disease Carriers
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/03/050328182844.htm

  3. “I just found out ‘it’ is from the tobacco hornworm! This is the insect that the parasitoid wasp does a number on!!”

    What a load of crap!!

    Tall Cotton

  4. Dont-Waste-Your-Time-On-Morgellons

    Treat what you really have wrong with your health. If you’ve been through that long, exhaustive, and expensive route, that so many have taken, of trying to convince doctors you have been taken over by something that has invaded your skin, maybe even your whole life, and received the same diagnosis from each one, you’re incapable of being in charge of making wise decisions. Even if you pride yourself in having seen only one, maybe two, doctors, if you ever thought the person who was in the wrong, was the doctor, you’re incorrect.

    If you stopped seeing doctors, and started doing very unwise things believing it’s some form of treatment, you are in worse shape, now, than you were back in the beginning, and you probably even know that you are, too. You may improve some, physically, but not a whole lot, and not for long. if you believe in what has you thinking you’re sharing the same thing as other people, and that it’s something called “morgellons disease”, you’re wrong. If you’re able to look to the future of where you expect this will lead you, and who you’ll take down with you along the way, you need to try to. Maybe you can’t, and I think that is how it is for everyone, but you should try. I know you can’t. I do. I know probably all of you are incapable, and that’s the way this goes. You are convinced of this, just as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. You feel no power over it, and you really think that it’s better for you to have chosen to allow someone else to convince you that they will help to make it better.

    For anyone in the future, if you’re very ill, never go to a doctor appointment alone. Take someone who can help you remember things and advocate for your health, on your behalf.

  5. >>>>>if you ever thought the person who was in the wrong, was the doctor, you’re incorrect.<<<<<

    even w/ its flourish of multiferous & hopelessly incorrect commas, it is this sentence which is incorrect.

    i was somewhat preposterously diagnosed as having scabies THREE TIMES by THREE DIFFERENT DOCTORS at my hopelessly inept hmo.

    did i have scabies?

    no, i did not.

    were all of these doctors correct, each w/ his or her mis-diagnosis?

    nope. all were wrong.

    what i did have, & what led me to this site, was a variety of low-end fungal infections caused by a flood in my apartment–not one which dripped from a faucet or overran a bathtub, but one which created a mini-new orleans as it exploded all over me. much in the manner of “a sorcerer’s apprentice,” i add, sans broomsticks, mice & all that.

    it took my private physician, my veterinarian [when one of my parrots also acquired thrush] & a great deal of plodding personal research through articles on medicine & mycoses to understand what happened to me & how best to remedy this. i am about as cured as anyone w/ longstanding cutaneous mycosis can be–say, 98%. whether someone else can do better, i do not know–there seems to be a bit of evolutionary biological business built into this stuff that creates a hyper-awareness which, in turn, leads one to often be preoccupied w/ it. id est: it spreads when one attempts to eradicate it. a policy of peaceful coexistence needs be achieved. this is difficult but not impossible.

    i know it is not impossible, because i have largely achieved it. one has to go back to where one was before one knew what one had. from the physical to the psychological, this is very hard to do. that i have done it is in no small part due to my ability to slog for hours & days through complicated medical research which i am certain would bore, if not stump, many, if not most, other people. that my professional life has been in no small way connected to the abovenoted has undoubtedly made all of the above easier.

    & still it has been difficult.

    i can only imagine what it would be like for someone w/o the background.

    none of it can possibly be helped by telling the patient that he or she is imagining symptoms that he or she is certain are real nor that whatever any doctor says is correct. in fact, this attitude can only cause trouble.

    as i previously noted, i came to this site because i was diagnosed & treated for a variety of what i consider stupid fungal infections. it took months for me to be diagnosed. during that time i did my own research, research which proved far more adequate than the treatment i received for the scabies i had never had. when one dips into the bucket of scabies knowledge one is certain to quickly run into morgellons. it has been my belief for some time that morgellons IS some sort of cutaneous fungal infection, one or another as low-level & stupid as have been mine. i am pretty certain of it, in fact &, in tandem, am pretty certain if fungal infections & the patients who may have them were treated w/ more candor & respect, not to mention proper medication, than one would treat someone who presents as insistent upon a persistent delusion, the wheat of mycotic morgellons could easily be split from its neurotic or psychotic chaff.

  6. It’s quite possible that some people who have diagnosed themselves with Morgellons have had some of their symptoms caused by Morgellons.

    But to say “Morgellons IS some sort of cutaneous fungal infection” is totally without any basis, given the vast variety in reported symptoms.

    It is far more likely that their symptoms are explained by a variety of different medical conditions that vary by person.

  7. that is possible. i didnt spend a lot of time learning about morgellons. i just wanted to get better & i was pretty certain i had something of low importance that the doctors were just missing. my initial guess was “flea bites that had become infected,” which, given the number of pets abounding herein was more than possible.

    it has turned out to be something[s] of low importance, though high irritation. during the figuring process, though, i spent a great deal of time looking at whatever the h-e-double-toothpicks i had, but not under a microscope, just on my skin. i learned pretty fast that one was considered a crank if one knew anything at all about mites or mold or….. it is largely this attitude that i find most disconcerting & disrespectful, & which i believe needs be thrown out that i am interested, not in any pet theory of mine.

    what bothers me is that i think there must be a high percentage of patients something like myself who DO have something & who are being refused appropriate medical treatment because of the presence in their offices of a basketful of borderlines, schizo-yr-ending-heres, etc & ect.

    i feel bad, btw, for these people as well–& not only because some may possibly be suffering from dual diagnoses & are getting the wrong care for both.

    because i studied the consistsencies & persistencies of fungus so much, i learned to identify quite a bit of it to one degree or another. some of this was not so much personal but environmental–it grows on everything, everywhere, more or less [on even wikipedia one might learn it cannot be killed in jet fuel & can grow in the arctic circle]–& i saw its effects on my hardwood floors; my newly stripped & unpainted furniture; my old & now discarded furniture–&, sadly, on my enormous collection of vintage clothing.

    what it does to fabric can be amazing. there is a reason i think, to some conclusiveness, that morgellons IS fungal. my suggestion to a sufferer would be to remove him- or herself from usual surroundings & clothing; buy new, cheap stuff to wear; go to a very clean hotel for a week; apply a highly acidic vinegar to the skin which could be alternated w/ lamisil, particularly powder; shower a lot, see if there is any improvement.

    very minor, true. but this is what worked for me–even better than nystatin & mycelex–& none of it could hurt.

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