Demodex Folliculorum

Demodex folliculorum | Ungex

What is Demodex Folliculorum?

“Demodex folliculorum” is a very tiny mite that is not visible to the naked eye and lives on the skin of 23-100% of adults. However, Demodex usually does not cause any damage and therefore it is not usually considered a parasite. If Demodex folliculorum causes a disease, the disease is called “Demodicosis“.

Demodex folliculorum is mostly found on the face. However, it may be annoying to think that mites are crawling on your skin, but it’s normal for them to be present in small numbers. These mites live mostly inside the hair follicles where they feed on dead epithelial follicles and sebum. Usually, Demodex folliculorum only becomes problematic if it intensifies pre-existing skin conditions, such as rosacea and blepharitis.

The Symptoms of D.Folliculorum

When the population of Demodex increases too much, it may cause severe clinical manifestations. These manifestations may vary from person to person, but typically include the following:

  • Eczema
  • Redness
  • Itchy or scaly skin
  • Burning sensations
  • High skin sensitivity
  • The roughness of the skin

The Causes of Demodex Folliculorum

Demodex folliculorum is naturally present on the skin of many people. They can be transmitted when someone is in close contact with an infected person. In addition, sharing personal items causes these mites to spread from one human to another.

However, if the previous host does not have signs of demodicosis and the new host has a weakened immune system, he/she can be prone to the disease. This is one of the reasons why personal hygiene is important.

Who Are at Risk of Demodex Folliculorum?

People with weakened immune systems or diseases such as rosacea, alopecia, HIV, dermatitis, skin infections, acne (especially inflammatory types) are at high risk for demodicosis.

Medical Treatments

Medical treatments are helpful when the population of Demodex is too high. For example, in the case of eyelash demodicosis, medications prescribed by a specialist can be useful. The drug traps the mites and prevents them from laying their eggs in other hair follicles. Some of these medications include:

  • Sulphur
  • Salicylic acid
  • Selenium sulphide
  • Benzyl benzoate
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

How Ungex can Help?

Ungex products can kill this mite directly. In other words, the most important mechanism of Ungex in helping to get rid of the Demodex problems is a direct confrontation with these mites. In addition, a product of ours called DDC, cleanses the skin of excess oils and dirt that are the source of Demodex nutrition. Moreover, Ungex products contain nutrients that support your skin and hair and restore health and freshness.

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