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    Default hello-demodex mites

    hello!
    does minocycline kill the demodex mites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosabolic View Post
    hello!
    does minocycline kill the demodex mites?
    No, the only oral drug that I know of that kills demodex is ivermectin. Topically people have had success with permethrin, crotamitin, tea tree oil and sulphur products.

    That being said, I posted about a theory in another thread involving demodex and Rosacea that cites a bacteria caused by the Demodex mite as being responsible for the inflammation in Rosacea. On this theory any drug effective against gram negative bacteria, of which minocycline is one, could be effective in controlling the influence demodex has over Rosacea.

    Good Luck
    Last edited by J-Mill; 22nd April 2009 at 02:05 PM.
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