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What treatment would you recommend for demodex folliculorum infestation? It appeared at the base of the nose and spreading down. Thank you!
Tea tree oil: is usually sufficient, dont use full strength ...Read more
Torsemide: Demadex is a brand name for torsemide which is a loop diuretic which increases excretion of sodium, chloride and water. It is used in heart failure, renal failure, high blood pressure or cirrosis of the liver. It can have a number of side effects from cardiovascular, nervous system, skin, gut issues, impotence and metabolic issues in some patients. ...Read more
NO!!!!: Look up demodex. Most adults and many children carry them. The older you are the more you have. They rarely if ever cause any symptoms. No antibiotics are used for this, but sometimes permethrin cream is used. In case of scabies, they protect their territory and repel scabies mites from the face and scalp. You need to stop the enormous dose of folic acid, take Vitamin B12 instead. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 cheyletiella mites is extremely contagious to all humans. When passed to humans, sarcoptic mites may cause mosquito like bumps or a full blown scabies infestation of the skin. Cheyletiella mites can cause itchy rashes and remain on human skin for extended period ...Read more
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 reaction leading to inflammation and redness. the mites move to the skin surface at night causing a sensation of bugs under the skin.Treatment of the infection and underlying disorder is key to it,s eradication ...Read more
Tea tree oil: A simple, inexpensive remedy is tea tree oil. After your diagnosis of the condition by your ophthalmologist (other things may look the same), then clean and dry your lids twice per day and apply a thin layer of tea tree oil to the lash margins of the closed eyelids. This will get rid of this pest in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Doctor could you tell me why my hair is not growing long anymore it seems to be staying the same lent, could this be down to demodex/male/25?
See derm: You should see dermatologist for an evaluation so you can really find out. ...Read more