thought it was a blackhead, but it's a bunch of tangled fibers
October 2, 2011 2:18 AM Subscribe
Weird disease? While cleansing my skin (oil cleansing method), I eventually pulled out what I thought were blackheads, but were actually a mass of black fibers tangled together (too thin for hair). Since noticing this, I realize that some of the blackheads my skin releases appear to be these same fibers. The only thing I can find online is Morgellons disease, but I don't have the feeling of bugs crawling under my skin, and I don't have lesions. Any ideas?
posted by wannaknow to science & nature (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A lot of people with Morgellons find red or blue fibers, but I've only found black. I've noticed these on my face, and once found one on my shoulder (looked like a black thread under my skin). The ones I've gotten out of my face look exactly like this (on left side, 3rd image down: http://happyherbalist.com/Morgellons.htm)