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    Quick update.

    I had been using the ivermectin pour on solution every two to three days for over a month and noticed much improvement but somehow the pustules returned so I may have been fooled by a short remission. As I had a script for Soolantra and didn't feel like applying the blue liquid over a longer period of time (the solution contains 80% isopropyl alcohol, which may cause defatting of the skin), I switched to Soolantra. I have been washing my face with a 5% sulfur soap twice daily for about a month now.
    Unfortunately, after trying this routine for about a week, the pustules/lumps multiplied and my chin became very irritated. I gave my skin a few days rest and then reintroduced the Soolantra to my daily routine. I am now in week 3 but still get the pustules and the red face. My scalp has been totally clear for weeks though.


    The other worrying aspect is that although my scalp has been completely itch/dandruff free, I have begun to scratch my back and arms more and more frequently (see photo).
    Can it be that the demodex have migrated to other body parts?

    I have tried contacting several dermatologists to get a biopsy done (I even have a letter from a GP) but I can't get an appintment until next October.
    How much ivermectin can one take to get this under control?



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    Quick update. I was scheduled for a skin biopsy two weeks ago. Here are the results :

    Histological examination.
    The biopsy sample measures 0,6 x 0,5 x 0,4 cm. The skin tissue sample was removed in its entirety.
    Histological examination has revealed areas of discreet epidermal hyperplasia (observed at surface), punctuated with several dilated infundibular follicular cysts. Microscopically, on examination of the infundibular portion of the hair follicle, a cystic, abscess formation was observed, partially composed of more or less altered neutrophils. These necrotic and abscessed lesions extend deeper in the perifollicular region.
    Within this necrotic material, one can observe several partially destroyed demodex mites.

    Conclusion : Histological appearance of Demodex abscesses / Demodex folliculitis.

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    Default Advanced Clinicals tea tree oil??????

    I've begun using the above after months of trying many things posted here... it works SO WELL (for me). I am almost 65, had cystic acne for decades. After menopause, my skin was AWESOME! Then, this past Spring? Rosacea. I refuse to use antibiotics, etc. at this point. SO, want to find a more natural remedy. I hope I have. This has worked for me, so far - MAY work for others. Hope so. Spread the word.

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    Atlas222, I am glad the biopsy was successful and that you finally found out the cause of your skin problems. How are you doing these days? What kind of products do you use?

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    Demodex Solutions has just released a trial version of a ZZ like cream designed to help those who have dry skin. If you want to be part of this trial and receive samples shipped to your address at no charge, please read this post and follow the directions. The RRDi is please to be part of this trial sponsored by Demodex Solutions.
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    I wonder why T4O did not work on your eyes if demodex is the culprit. Any thoughts on this?

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    Hi MariaSt,

    I have been doing well, thank you for asking. How have you been?
    I tried phoning back the dermatologist who performed the biopsy multiple times after I got the results but he never came to me, even though I had left messages. I assume that the prick had no clue what we were dealing with. I'm now left with a nasty scar on my chin.

    Anyway, since I was fed up and desperate with this situation, I decided to go a different route and initiated (at my own risk) combined oral ivermectin and metronidazole therapy (3mg iver horse paste daily for 3 weeks, then reduced to several times a week + 500mg fish zole metronidazole daily for four weeks). On top of that, I have been using Supersmart's daily 3 vitamins as well as the ZZ cream (which works far better for me than Soolantra). All I can say is that the pustules have reduced significantly and the lesions heal way quicker than before.

    I hope that my skin condition continues to improve the way that it has.

    I am now 100% certain that demodicosis can manifest itself in several forms.
    I might have what MissM referred to as pityriasis folliculorum in one of her posts (article below).

    http://medf.nsu.ru/files/%D0%A0%D0%B...0%BA%D1%81.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by atlas222 View Post
    Hi MariaSt,

    I have been doing well, thank you for asking. How have you been?
    I tried phoning back the dermatologist who performed the biopsy multiple times after I got the results but he never came to me, even though I had left messages. I assume that the prick had no clue what we were dealing with. I'm now left with a nasty scar on my chin.

    Anyway, since I was fed up and desperate with this situation, I decided to go a different route and initiated (at my own risk) combined oral ivermectin and metronidazole therapy (3mg iver horse paste daily for 3 weeks, then reduced to several times a week + 500mg fish zole metronidazole daily for four weeks). On top of that, I have been using Supersmart's daily 3 vitamins as well as the ZZ cream (which works far better for me than Soolantra). All I can say is that the pustules have reduced significantly and the lesions heal way quicker than before.

    I hope that my skin condition continues to improve the way that it has.

    I am now 100% certain that demodicosis can manifest itself in several forms.
    I might have what MissM referred to as pityriasis folliculorum in one of her posts (article below).

    http://medf.nsu.ru/files/%D0%A0%D0%B...0%BA%D1%81.pdf


    Hi Atlas222,

    I'm so happy to hear that you are improving! I too have found that we have to advocate for ourselves and take measures into our own hands because often times dermatologist don't know the in's and out's of this condition. Keeping my fingers crossed that your skin keeps getting better!

    -M.

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    Hi all,

    I have been using the zz cream since last July or August as well as various treatments before that and, although it has been very helpful, my symptoms have not disappeared entirely. The symptoms that have been alleviated the most for me are the rash, severe itching, scaling, abscesses, demodex protruding from pores, crawling sensations, and the "dry" sandpaper like texture of skin.

    I have somehow managed to control this horrible condition but the pustules keep reappearing every now and then on random areas of my face, which I find very annoying.

    Because ill-informed doctors misdiagnosed me several times while I was traveling around the world, it took me over a year to find out what was causing the rash/scaling/breakouts. It could be that the demodex have managed to reach the deeper layers of my skin. Would anyone recommend IPL as a treatment option? Thank you.

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    And here is an update...
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