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  1. Thread: IPL machine

    by ElaineA
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    WARNING: IF NOT USED CORRECTLY, IPL LIGHT CAN...

    WARNING: IF NOT USED CORRECTLY, IPL LIGHT CAN DAMAGE THE IRIS IN YOUR EYES. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR EYES ARE PROTECTED FROM THE IPL LIGHT!!!!!!! DO NOT USE IPL ON THE EYELIDS without Stainless Steel...
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    No. Soolantra is not a sunscreen. Soolantra...

    No. Soolantra is not a sunscreen. Soolantra contains the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin used to kill Demodex Skin Mites. Demodex skin mites can cause redness likely due to an allergic or chemical...
  3. Oral Fluconazole (Diflucan) for Malassezia, Candida, and Fungal Acne Infections (NIH)

    Doctors may recommend Fluconazole for patients with fungal acne. They recommend that 24 hours after taking the drug, the patient works out and gets sweaty. It forces the drug into the pores...
  4. The generic should work fine. Ivermectin has...

    The generic should work fine. Ivermectin has been around for 40-50 years. I took the generic oral Ivermectin (not the topical) and it totally worked to clear demodex. The topical Soolantra cream is...
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    In my case my doctor followed the dosage protocol...

    In my case my doctor followed the dosage protocol described in the article from the May 2013 Journal of Infectious diseases. That study used the 200 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. Some...
  6. Thanks Brady! I put your link in the original...

    Thanks Brady! I put your link in the original article.
  7. Yes! Eyes and skin are still in remission 16.5...

    Yes! Eyes and skin are still in remission 16.5 months after completion of the treatment.
    Good luck! And please post and let us know if you try this treatment and how it works for you.
  8. In a word: AWESOME!!!!! Everybody reacts...

    In a word: AWESOME!!!!!

    Everybody reacts differently to drugs. I my case I didn't have any noticeable hair loss during treatment.
    Please do post an update. I'm cheering for your continued...
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    Demodex skin mites definitely do NOT like light. ...

    Demodex skin mites definitely do NOT like light. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments are known to kill demodex mites. It would be really interesting to see a medical study that tested...
  10. Thread: Oral treatment

    by ElaineA
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    Garden of Life Probiotics are good. They have a...

    Garden of Life Probiotics are good. They have a special one for Women and a different one for Men. 16 strains of bacteria for the best gut bacteria balance.
    I've never had any side effects from...
  11. Thread: Oral treatment

    by ElaineA
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    Demodex skin mites can be treated on the skin...

    Demodex skin mites can be treated on the skin with topical ointments containing Ivermectin (Soolantra or Rosiver, etc). Ivermectin is not an antibiotic, it kills mites like demodex and scabies. ...
  12. Thread: Oral treatment

    by ElaineA
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    Rosacea can be caused by a lot of different...

    Rosacea can be caused by a lot of different things. Treatment for rosacea will vary depending on what is causing it.
    What kind of rosacea do you have? Have you been tested for demodex skin mites...
  13. Thanks for posting this medical study. It is...

    Thanks for posting this medical study. It is really interesting! Hopefully more dermatologists are getting educated about the effectiveness of using both topical or oral ivermectin as well as the...
  14. Awesome! I am so happy for you!!!!

    Awesome! I am so happy for you!!!!
  15. Sounds like you are making progress! You will...

    Sounds like you are making progress! You will see die offs during this treatment - that may vary for individuals with different levels of demodex infestation. Die offs are a good sign, that means...
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    Borax shampoo is very soothing to itchy scalp...

    Borax shampoo is very soothing to itchy scalp caused by demodex. Borax used topically will kill demodex skin mites and is an effective topical treatment for candida yeast infections. Apple Cider...
  17. The combined drug therapy has been shown in a...

    The combined drug therapy has been shown in a medical study to be extremely effective against the demodex skin mite parasite commonly found in Rosacea I/II patients. Unfortunately, this particular...
  18. Interesting that your eyes were flooding. ...

    Interesting that your eyes were flooding. Demodex can clog up the meibomian glands which reduces the oily tear film. That can lead to the feeling of severe dryness. I got a Thermalon Dry Eye Moist...
  19. Video from PBS on demodex skin mites and how they can test for them

    The following video on demodex mites shows how a researcher does the cyanoacrylic glue on a slide method to collect a light skin sample to test for mites:
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  20. Yes, you can be tested for demodex. There are...

    Yes, you can be tested for demodex. There are several different ways they can test your skin or eyes for demodex folliucularum (the longer species of demodex mites):

    The doctor has to collect a...
  21. I'm so glad that the posts have helped you! My...

    I'm so glad that the posts have helped you! My goal in posting was to make sure that everybody with demodex got word of the oral treatment. And to help get the word out to doctors who weren't very...
  22. Good Luck! I hope this works for you as well as...

    Good Luck! I hope this works for you as well as it worked for me!!! Please do keep us posted on the results. Like you, I hope that everyone else undergoing this treatment will keep sharing their...
  23. I didn't have any problems or side effects from...

    I didn't have any problems or side effects from the oral Metronidazole. For me it just worked. It is an anti-parasitic drug as well as a special type of antibiotic. I did always take it after...
  24. Oh yes, there were die offs -). I seem to...

    Oh yes, there were die offs -). I seem to remember that it was several days before this became visible - possibly around 3-6 days. I didn't keep track of the exact amount of time between the dose...
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    Soolantra is a topical cream containing...

    Soolantra is a topical cream containing Ivermectin. It is used to treat Demodex Skin Mites which can cause Rosacea. Its been implicated in both Rosacea Subtype 1 (the kind that is mostly red) and...
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