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    It is a true statement that everyone has demodex....

    It is a true statement that everyone has demodex. While a low level is normal, an overpopulation is not.
    Did the dermatologist do any tests at all? Or did the doctor just do a visual exam? What...
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    I'm not sure which product would be the best for...

    I'm not sure which product would be the best for you. It depends on what makes your skin sensitive. Definitely test it on a small patch of skin before using on your face. I don't have sensitivity...
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    Some claim that antibiotics like doxycycline help...

    Some claim that antibiotics like doxycycline help reduce inflammation. If you have a bacterial infection antibiotics could help - but its important to take an antibiotic that is effective against...
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    The common Microscopic Demodex Skin Mites can...

    The common Microscopic Demodex Skin Mites can cause blackheads as well as the broken veins (telangectasia). Recommend getting tested for demodex. A knowledgeable dermatologist can take a skin...
  5. When your immune system is down, demodex skin...

    When your immune system is down, demodex skin mites can get overpopulated. That definitely is a known precursor to demodetic rosacea (Rosacea with Papules and Pustules). Serious viral infections...
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    The Bath Soak "recipe" is based on a standard 5...

    The Bath Soak "recipe" is based on a standard 5 foot bath tub. No need to double it for that size bath tub - it would just waste the ingredients. If you put too much Borax in for the amount of...
  7. Medical Paper on Demodex Folliculitis - Relapse after Isotretinoin (Accutane)

    Interesting. They treated this guy for 3 years with all the wrong drugs. Started with various antibiotics and finally treated him with Isotretinoin (Accutane). Looked better towards the end of...
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    I don't think you will need the tea tree oil with...

    I don't think you will need the tea tree oil with the bath. Strangely. tea tree oil can be very drying. The borax kills the mites. Apparently the mites don't like magnesium either as some us...
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    I did have dry, itchy skin and scalp. I don't...

    I did have dry, itchy skin and scalp. I don't remember too much flaking but, I moisturized a lot not realizing at first what was causing the problem. That may have covered up any flakiness. The...
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    Sorry I don't know how to post a message to...

    Sorry I don't know how to post a message to everybody on the forum. If that is at all doable Brady would know.

    Best Suggestion is to post a new message to the General Rosacea Questions Forum...
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    I use Dove Body Wash for Sensitive Skin. There...

    I use Dove Body Wash for Sensitive Skin.

    There is one more DIY topical treatment that soothes itchy skin and kills demodex. This can be very helpful for Demodex on a body wide basis....
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    For active Demodex, the DIY Borax shampoo...

    For active Demodex, the DIY Borax shampoo followed by a dilute Apple Cider Vinegar rinse is very effective.
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    One drug might work, it has for some. The more...

    One drug might work, it has for some. The more effective treatment is the 2 drug Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole, 2 week treatment. The medical study showed that it was more effective to take...
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    A doctor can test for demodex by collecting a...

    A doctor can test for demodex by collecting a skin sample, placing it on a slide and trying to count the demodex to see if there are enough to consider it to be the source of the skin or eye issues. ...
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    Mine are still gone after 28+ months post oral...

    Mine are still gone after 28+ months post oral treatment. I used the 2 drug, 2 week treatment with Oral Ivermectin and Oral Metronidazole. It worked for me.
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    Here's what I do for maintenance. 1. Use a...

    Here's what I do for maintenance.
    1. Use a clean towel for face everyday. Mites can live on a wet towel for up to 54 hours. Washing and drying towels in a washer and clothes dryer at temperatures...
  17. Soolantra is in a moisturizing base cream So you...

    Soolantra is in a moisturizing base cream So you may not need additional moisturizer when using the Soolantra.

    I found the usage instructions on line. It says to use a pea sized amount once a...
  18. Soolantra shoud be used once daily at night...

    Soolantra shoud be used once daily at night before bed after washing your face. The microscopic demodex skin mites are active at night, so the Soolantra is best used at night. It sounds like the...
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    If Demodex mites are the cause, then there is a...

    If Demodex mites are the cause, then there is a cheap, highly effective, 2 week, oral treatment published in the International Journal of Infectious Disease in 2013.* It uses generic Oral Ivermectin...
  20. Thread: Demodex

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    I have not had a recurrence in 28+ months. ...

    I have not had a recurrence in 28+ months.

    Both of these drugs are anti-parasitic drugs. They both work to kill demodex. The Oral Ivermectin works even better when taken with Oral Metronidazole....
  21. Thread: Demodex

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    I'm sorry I don't know. I've never died my hair.

    I'm sorry I don't know. I've never died my hair.
  22. Thread: Demodex

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    The best solution for demodex all over the body...

    The best solution for demodex all over the body is the 2 drug oral treatment using 2 weekly doses of Oral Ivermectin plus 3 times daily Oral Metronidazole. A medical study of 120 patients using the...
  23. I don't know if the product would help you but it...

    I don't know if the product would help you but it might. Alastin Skin Nector is a peptide based treatment that helps you heal much faster after IPL and Laser procedures. It helped me heal up much...
  24. It may take a few days for more die offs. That...

    It may take a few days for more die offs. That varies. The second weekly dose of oral Ivermectin should knock out any eggs that hatch after the first dose. The Oral Metronidazole kills them too or...
  25. I'm not an doctor. But I have read that some...

    I'm not an doctor. But I have read that some doctors do prescribe the oral Ivermectin for periods of 2, 4, or 6 weeks. If you don't have any die offs this time, that could be a sign that the first...
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