I suspect I might have demodex on my face, trunk and hair. All the symptoms seem to check out. I started using sea salt twice a day for 5 days, as I read that it may be effective on demodex. This seemed to have brought some bumps to the surface. On Saturday, though, I stopped the sea salt and started to use Sulphur 10% soap and Sulphur 10% ointment once a day. I wash my face with the soap for 20 seconds and then apply the ointment for 10 minutes. I also wash my body with the soap and have been using 2% Sulphur and 2% Salicylic Acid shampoo for a couple of days.
I have noticed improvement at one point or another on all areas I've been trying to treat. In regards to my face, on the first couple of days my skin had great improvement, but I now seem to have had a setback and am unsure whether this is a reaction or die off. I woke up yesterday to burning, dryness, itchiness and a lot of red bumps (none of these have any pus, though). I know the red bumps will inevitably take a while to disappear, but the burning, drying and itchiness are still here. The constant burning and itchiness sound like a bad reaction instead of a die-off, particularly as I was applying more of the ointment onto my face than the first couple of days.
Can anyone else tell me about their experience with trying to treat demodex? This reaction has me worried and seems a little different to the norm. I think I might stick to just using the soap, but this begs the question whether the demodex can be killed in as little as 20 seconds upon coming in contact with sulphur.