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Demodex Mange Mites
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 3 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
I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis but some of my symptoms are similar to demodex mite infestation? Struggling with the itch.
Possible: Flea, mites, can do that....Get a more detailed answer ›
I have demodex mites burrowing into my scalp. It hurts so bad and it's consuming me. I need a natural remedy. I think my scalp is infected.
No need for remedy: We all have demodex mite in the skin of our face and scalp. That is very unlikely to cause you any problems. Just shampoo your scalp, at least 3-4 times/week. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have demodex mites burrowing into my scalp. I need a natural remedy. I think my scalp is infected. How do i make them not burrow and go away?
Get a diagnosis: Demodex is found in nearly everyone, it is normally present in the scalp and does not cause problems in most people, so usually no treatment is required. Demodex could play a role in aggravating certain skin conditions such as Rosacea, and chronic blepharitis. If you have a skin problem, see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I have dry,flaky cheeks.and also i have pale skin sometimes i do have pimples.my skin gets irritated and red easily. can this be demodex mites ?
Unknown if cause: or coincidental. Studies have found that about 40% of people have the mites on their skin, and they are more frequently seen on people with psoriasis, rosacea and acne than healthy skin, but no studies to proven cause and effect or whether the increased sebum in those conditions is conducive to growth. Permethrin or 5% tea tree oil may improve the inflammation if used for several weeks. ...Read more
PT: My advise is to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist to evaluate your condition. Then appropriate exercises are generally all that is neede, including emphasis on core strength and avoiding improper straining activities that may exacerbate back pain. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closely related: Canine scabies also known as sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. These mite can also infest other mammals for example cats, horses, sheep, and pigs. In humans scabies is due to a closely related species which is adapted to humans (sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis). ...Read more
Canine Scabies: Sarcoptic mange can infect dogs, cats & farm animals. It is caused by a burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei canis.It is very contagious. It causes intense itching, hair loss and crusting of the skin. If you see a dog with this type of mange it may bite or scratch it’s skin. This type of mange may be seen in undernourished or immunocomprimised animals and often leads to secondary infection. ...Read more
I am a full time student (13 hours) and work part time (20-30 hours) on weekends. I can't seem to mange my stress that well and get sick & frustrated.
Recommendation : You are very responsible person! Good for you! But...you need rest! You overwhelming with responsibility. Please decrease working hours in half, because you need enough rest more than money. You will adjust with this amounts of work in 4-6 months. ...Read more