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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
24 years experience Dermatology
Demodex mites: These are usually treated with topical antifungals. It is unclear if these mites are involved in causing skin conditions like rosacea or if they are ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: However they can cause an intensely itching rash. They don't stay in your body however. Depending on the extent of the skin rash, topical cortisone c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes they do: Demodex mites live in sebaceous glands and are associated with oily skin. They can be treated with an antibiotic but may recur. Other treatments for ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Demodex mites have been associated with a whole host of skin issues but there exact pathogenicity(disease causing nature) isn't exactly clear. They d ... Read More
Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng
Specializes in Hospital-based practice
Demodex Mites: Demodex mites infect the hail follicles and the sweat glands around. They try to burrow into the sweat glands and causes cylindrical dandruffs. Yes ca ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Dog mange caused by demodex mites is not considered to be highly contagious to humans with strong immune systems, but mange caused by sarcoptic or che ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Itching/Inflammation: The mites live in the hair follicle and oil glands of the skin.It carries bacteria and when it dies releases this bacteria which causes an immune reac ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
DETAILS???!!!!???: How were the mites identified? What is to be done to destroy the mites? What treatment has been tried so far? When? If you have mites, then eliminatio ... Read More
A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but..: Bleach can kill mites but please don't put straight bleach on your skin.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Rash on face: Demodex is thought to cause inflammation in the skin and may cause rosacea and pimples.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin: There are many types of mites, knowing the type can be helpful. In general, select showering over bath to remove them. If you bathe you can add epsom ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
KILLING BITING MITES: SORRY, NO "NATURAL" WAY.

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