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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
Possible: Flea, mites, can do that....Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis but some of my symptoms are similar to demodex mite infestation? Struggling with the itch.
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
Tea tree oil: Demodex mites are usually prevalent in areas where there are oily sebaceous glands like the face, scalp and eyelids--not so much the nose, i believe. At any rate tea tree oil is a good place to start. You might be able to get tea tree oil shampoo at your local gnc or whole foods. I do a weekly lid scrub for my patients with a strong 50% mixture in clinic for three weeks with nightly ointment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer