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Psychotic, complaining about parasites or worms coming out of skin. What to do ?

Ex wife complaining about parasites or worms coming out of her skin. I personally have seen things that I can t explain. She has gone to the doctor and all they say is she s psychotic. But do no tests of any kind. They may be right, or they may be wrong, but I have seen things that are not right so something is going on. Is there history of parasites that live below the skin and penetrate the skin to come out? She says using vinegar makes them active and in time will make them come out.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

Your doctor is probably saying the right thing.... she is experiencing some psychotic phenomenon.....she is having delusion of parasitosis or tactile hallucinations......

Start psychiatric treatment as soon as you can and have faith on your doctor.....

With proper antipsychotic medication.....she will stop experiencing such things

Good Luck

Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...

I understand your concerns. But having parasites / worms under the skin which come out penetrating the skin at times is not possible in any medical condition. This kind of belief is a part of a well known specific type of psychotic illness called delusional parasitosis. Tests are not essential when the clinical diagnosis is clear. Your wife needs anti-psychotic medication for this problem. So, please be assured that further tests are unecessary and if you really want to help your wife, please take her to a psychiatrist and ensure that she takes medication.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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