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Do demodex mites causes the skin to be oily?

Do demodex mites causes the skin to be oily?

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 more

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Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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Symptoms of demodex mites in skin ? please full answer :)

Symptoms of demodex mites in skin ? please full answer :)

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

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What is the symptoms of demodex mites in skin ?

What is the symptoms of demodex mites in skin ?

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

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How do you treat demodex mites on humans?

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 innocent bystanders. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis but some of my symptoms are similar to demodex mite infestation? Struggling with the itch.

I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis but some of my symptoms are similar to demodex mite infestation? Struggling with the itch.

Minor mystery: Nobody really knows how prevalent demodex is, and what role it may play in some of the dermatitis syndromes especially on the face. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of demodex mite in my eyelashes/nose/nasel/hair/head/?

What can I do to get rid of demodex mite in my eyelashes/nose/nasel/hair/head/?

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 more

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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

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Is demotex mites for real..I went for scalp treatment n they say I have it n nees to do every week scalp treatment. Not sure how true is this?

Demodex mites: Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. Two living on humans have been identified; demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis, often called eyelash mites. Infestation with demodex is common, usually doesn't cause any symptoms, although occasionally secondary infection can occur. Suggest ignore them. ...Read more