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  1. Thread: Confused & New

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    Based on the papules and pustules it sounds like...

    Based on the papules and pustules it sounds like you have Rosacea Sub Type 2 with papules and pustules. That type of rosacea is caused by an overpopulation of microscopic demodex skin mites. ...
  2. The Aveeno should be OK. I haven't seen anything...

    The Aveeno should be OK. I haven't seen anything about any of the standard moisturizers like Aveeno possibly feeding demodex. Demodex eat human sebum (oil). I would stay away from any products...
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    Amazon US sells the $5 USD tubes of 1.87%...

    Amazon US sells the $5 USD tubes of 1.87% Ivermectin Horse Paste. Soolantra is 1% Ivermectin so the horse paste is stronger and much cheaper. People have reported success in using the horse paste....
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    Demodex can be anywhere on your body that has oil...

    Demodex can be anywhere on your body that has oil glands. That includes all parts of the body except for the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. Yes you can get demodex in the areas...
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    NovaBay CelleRx? Clinical Reset is apparently a...

    NovaBay CelleRx? Clinical Reset is apparently a re-branding of overpriced prescription NovaBay Avenova Spray as a facial cleanser. They are selling it for $54.00 per 1.36 oz bottle. Very...
  6. I feel your pain. I had this too. Misdiagnosed...

    I feel your pain. I had this too. Misdiagnosed by 4 board certified dermatologist for decades. Finally turned into a roaring bad case of ocular rosacea / blepharitis demodex. Based on the...
  7. Articles: Demodetic Mange in dogs - What a Dermatologist can learn from Veterinarians

    Human Dermatologists who don't believe that Demodex Skin Mites can cause issues for humans could learn a thing or two from a Veterinarian.

    Animals can get infected with demodex skin mites. Each...
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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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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