Morgellons is a medical condition where people are convinced that threads or fibers are emerging from their skin. The real origin of threads on the skin, as you might imagine, are from clothing, but the sufferers believe they are infected with an invisible parasite. They scratch their skin, convinced they’re infected, which causes irritation and open lesions, which they assume is from the same parasite.
The CDC has officially classified Morgellons as delusional parasitosis. It’s despicable, then, that companies are selling products which claim to treat Morgellons. The real treatment for this condition is therapy and medication, but, of course, there is an imaginary and costly “alternative” treatment to this malady. For only $89.95, you get bottles and tubs of inert chemicals to spray and spread on yourself.
It would be nice if we could set up an alternative jail system to treat practitioners of alternative medicine. It would be like real jail, except it would cost them a lot more, and it wouldn’t work.