Carphologia is a lint-picking behavior that is often a symptom of a delirious state.

Often seen in delirious or semiconscious patients, carphologia describes the actions of picking or grasping at imaginary objects, as well as the patient's own clothes or bed linens. This can be a grave symptom in cases of extreme exhaustion or approaching death.

Carphology and floccillation appear to be associated with both the hyper- and hypo- active delirium subtypes. The observed presence of these behaviours is likely to be a particularly useful diagnostic sign for the more easily overlooked hypo-active delirium.


Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When  is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms

Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of carphologia are:

Hyoscyamus, stramonium, belladonna, zinc met., opium, etc