Demodex Mites: Die-off Symptoms

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Demodex Mites Die-off Symptoms and Skin Decontamination Signs

In this post, we will discuss skin decontamination and parasite die off signs and symptoms from Demodex hair mites during your treatment plan

What are Demodex Mites?

Demodex mites are tiny microscopic parasites that live on the skin under hair follicles. They feed on dead skin cells and fats that build up inside the hair follicle.
They are mostly found on the face or head, eyelids and eyelashes, and can cause problems like hair loss, rosacea, acne, mange and Blepharitis. Learn more!

Demodex Mites Die-off: Signs and Symptoms

Among the common symptoms of Demodex mites, one of the most irritating symptom is an uncomfortable skin crawling sensation especially on the top of one’s head.

One of the first signs of dying mites is the disappearance of this crawling sensation.
This is mostly experienced by patients who use scalp detox products for treatment. The burning, redness, eczema, itchy, scaly and sensitive skin traits will clear up as the mites are gradually eradicated from your skin.
Another sign of Demodex mites eradication is when a large number of dying mites in the follicles or glands increase the bacterial antigen load, triggering inflammatory responses in patients. This is why some patients experience worsening of the symptoms before the mite infestation completely subsides.


For example, when some of our clients start using either the SDT or PDT, they may experience their symptoms intensify for the first few weeks. As symptoms can feel more intense or look more prominent people may be alarmed and believe that their problem has worsened instead of treated. That’s what our consultants are here for. To explain about die-off symptoms and the possibility of its occurrence and support clients to help them get the most through the treatment process. We ask clients if they have sensitive skin, slowly introduce the product gradually by diluting it with purified water, and gradually increase its concentration until it is full strength to help reduce skin reactions and Demodex die-off symptoms.

How To Know If You Have Demodex Mites?

Demodex mites are responsible for many facial and hair disorders and diseases. The symptoms usually include:

  • Hair loss and thinning
  • Itching, tough skin and redness
  • Ageing skin, enlarged pores, acne, rosacea and blepharitis

You can also take this free online test right now to estimate your Demodex Mite Population Density.

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Demodex Mites Treatment

Doing a skin biopsy can determine if a person has an abnormally high level of mites on his/her skin. In most cases, the presence of Demodex mites on the face is normal and harmless.
However, in larger populations, these mites can cause many skin and hair disorders like rosacea, hair loss, blepharitis etc. People with certain skin conditions or weak immune systems are more likely to develop these symptoms. The main goals of an efficient treatment involve cleaning the face regularly and using effective anti-mite treatment.

Ungex: The New and Innovative Approach For Complete Demodex Mites Eradication

Ungex aims to eliminate mites with its innovative Care Plan and by providing the best natural products to treat Demodex hair mites.

The Care Plan is a combination of Ungex products used in conjunction with the correct method. Ungex innovative products make your body a hostile environment for Demodex to live in. This will gradually decrease the population of mites over time until eventually, their clinical symptoms subsides to a large extent.

Herbal Solutions for Demodex Mite Treatment

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43 thoughts on “Demodex Mites: Die-off Symptoms

  1. Terri Lou says:

    Hi. My insurance does not cover it. And I am a veteran. I was bitten by ticks in my yard, June 2019. I believe this triggered the Demadex. It became unbearable and misdiagnosed for months. Doctors in the United States are not well schooled on parasitic factions. Therefore they will accuse you of having delusional issues. Just because they can’t diagnose your condition. Demadex treatment therefore, is very sparse. Unless you have an excellent dermatologist within an extensive background in infectious disease and knowledge of parasitic infections? Insurance more than likely will not cover it I know mine did not. Prior to ordering this you should be very sure that you’re going to be able to maintain the treatment regimen as it is very expensive. These products assisted me in riding myself of the Demadex. Take salt baths and Borax. If it were not for Ungex, I would’ve continually been reinvested because when you take salt baths they come out and they can re-attach themselves to your skin. Demadex is awful. If you feel one spot in your skin and you try to treat that one spot you can feel another area of your body react to it where the other populations of mites are in your body. It’s very strange. They are very difficult to get rid of. I feel like this product is ridiculously expensive considering that insurance companies don’t cover it.

    • armin-en says:

      Hi Terri Lou! Thank you for your comment, and for sharing your experience for others to see and learn from. We have heard concerns like this before. It is true, our products can be expensive – but on the other hand, they certainly work. Due to being based in Australia, we are unable to cover the cost via insurance for you, however, services like ‘After Pay’ are available. We can also sometimes offer specific payment plans through Ungex ourselves! Keep updated with us on social media, to see what other payment plans we can offer in the future.

    • Natalia Steinbach says:

      Thank you so much for sharing. Two years later and your words are very reassuring because I’m experiencing the same thing and also have not found help from going to countless doctors gaslighting me and not believing me, it has been horrible. I’ve experienced the same thing how they will move to different spots, I could see them moving within follicles or skin fragments or whatever and actually saw them move to my eyes although I tried to stop them. It sounds crazy so before I didn’t even share that because I was barely listened to already.
      It really has been awful and it feels good just to hear someone else who clearly had the same thing.

      I scoured the Internet and had to figure it out myself and your testimony. Reassured me that I really did get it right. It’s been a nightmare.

    • Lee Sanders says:

      My husband from Europe had no clue he had this microscopic mite, it took me forcing him to get help as I too was showing signs of infection! We live in the US and the very first derma we went to knew immediately what it was and how to treat it and our insurance did pay for it. I will say our derma did not use the Demodex “mite” word but told us is was a parasitic infection people can share, and people with immune system dysfucntion are more likely to have issues, as Demodex is a completely natutural part of the skin’s biome. What’s not natural is to have too many, then you have Roasacea and or worse Demodicosis, which can involve the whole body!! Then you will have to take antibiotics daily, perhaps for years, like some people do for acne! We have had great luck with antibiotics and Ivermectin Cream, bth prescriptions, but a savvy derma will know how to prescribe so your insurance will help pay. Good Luck’s certainly no fun …but highly treatable …:) Lee

      • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

        Hi there,
        Thank you so much for your comment. We wish that everyone had such a good experience with their health professionals! Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

        In regards to over the counter products you can, of course, buy ointments, creams, topical treatments, etc to help with the symptoms but unfortunately, when it comes to treating skin mites you have to do it the right way as when you are using several different treatments they all interrupt each other and stagger any process. And Antibiotics may help control the symptoms but as mites themselves are not bacteria it is unlikely to help reduce populations long term if their numbers are already there.
        We always hope people don’t need us, but Ungex does specialise in Demodex infestations and has been operating for 10+ years- and we have helped countless people with Demodex mites. If you have any other queries or questions, feel free to look up our website for more details and if you want to talk further, feel free to email us!
        Wishing you and your husband all the best

    • Robert Carlisle says:

      I have not tried this product. However, I am also a Retired Veteran and ran into the same issues with insurance. I also was seen by 2 ER Doctors, a Primary Care Dr, a PA Dermatologist, and finally a Dermatologist with a PhD did a punch Biopsy 8 months after the initial symptoms started with large number of Chigger Bites. I also suffer from weakened immune symptoms, severe PTSD, along with other mental health issues that have been stable for 5 years. However, I was told to either stop using Drugs that I never used or get help for my Psychotic Separation from reality. It took so long (8 months) there is not 1/16 inch of my body that is not infested with them. Where as if it was caught early, it would not be so bad.

      • Sheree says:

        Hi I have the exact same story as you! These doctors in Austin suck ! I have been literally begging for a freaking ivermectin aggressive dose that’s going to knock these mites off my body. However you would think I’m asking for Percocet 30mg!!! I’m considering ordering the ivermectin house paste on Amazon and taking it! I’m depressed I also have PTSD now, not to mention the tole on my body, my skin is horrible I had to cut off my hair and these mites have taken over my feet I can barely walk

        • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

          I understand your frustration. Dealing with Demodex mites can be incredibly challenging, especially when medical professionals don’t provide the support you need. It’s crucial to address your concerns with a knowledgeable healthcare provider who can offer appropriate treatment options. Ordering medications without proper guidance can be risky. Hang in there, and I hope you find relief soon. You may call or message this number to consult about your Demodex situation: +61 497 472 333

      • Sheree says:

        Hi I have the exact same story as you! These doctors in Austin suck ! I have been literally begging for a freaking ivermectin aggressive dose that’s going to knock these mites off my body. However you would think I’m asking for Percocet 30mg!!! I’m considering ordering the ivermectin house paste on Amazon and taking it! I’m depressed I also have PTSD now, not to mention the tole on my body, my skin is horrible I had to cut off my hair and these mites have taken over my feet I can barely walk

    • Patricia Rossi says:

      I understand completely what you are saying. I share your same experiences. It’s awful with no help to be found. Had to research and be experimental to help myself without proper diagnoses. I feel this is the root cause of so many major end diseases and health problems to include epilepsy, stroke, tooth loss, cancer, Alzheimers, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel etc…

  2. Angela Smith says:

    I have been using ungex treatment for 7weeks . The situation with the crawling in the hair, over the face, in the eyes and nose have not improved . I now need to be buying another 3mth supply which I didn’t think would be needed . Please advise

    • armin-en says:

      Hi Angela! Thank you for your comment and question. We would like to know, how frequently were you using our products, and at what time of day? Sometimes these kinds of simple factors can decrease the effectiveness of our treatment and also cause unnecessary overuse. Also remember that it is a minimum 3-4 month process, and it does take time to reduce their populations. If you could email us at info[at]ungex[dot]com[dot]au we would love to talk further about your experience, and get to the bottom of it.

    • armin-en says:

      Hi Paula,

      Tea tree oil, along with the other oils mentioned, do help with killing the Demodex mites but that is only part of the equation.

      To get rid of Demodex mites, first of all, it is important to get in the habit of using a cleanser that gets rid of the excess oils and to make the affected areas a hostile place for Demodex mites to live in in order to stop them from reproducing.

      It is also important to use anti-Demodex ingredients like you’ve mentioned, but at the same time, you can’t strip the skin’s oils and natural sebum because that would negatively affect your skin as well. The tea tree, mint and sage oils can be harsh on the skin.

      This is why we recommend using Ungex’s series of products, which are able to help get rid of Demodex mites and reclaim your skin for the long term.

      Check out this blog post for more info:

  3. Angela Smith says:

    I have been suffering from demodex and I’ve been using a tea tree with lemon sage shampoo along with tea tree essential oil, peppermint oil, and neem oil. The crawling sensation and the itching has almost completely subsided. It’s only been two treatments but I feel a huge difference.

    • armin-en says:

      Thanks so much for reaching out Angela and sharing your experience! Similar methods of treatment may be successful for mild infestations, however often it is not enough if mite populations are already booming.

      Home remedies like these are often too harsh on the skin, and the majority of mites being under the follicle and out of reach at any one time leads the skin to bear the brunt of it and may further weaken barriers.

      Home remedies also often neglect treating the immediate environment, as well as damage control in regard to not providing excess food for Demodex on the skin. Not addressing these factors and many more may result in temporary but not long, stable results for your skin.

      Please feel free to reach out of you do need further support and wish you all the very best of luck in reclaiming your skin

  4. ALINDA GILES says:

    I had terrible pussy rosacea for 2 years. Started clearing up 2 weeks ago. using charcoal cleaners, scrubs etc. apply fresh aloe Ferox to my face. what a difference. tried absolutely everything and has now only seen you product. I live in South Africa.


    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      Hi Alinda,
      Sorry for the late reply. As you know rosacea doesn’t have 100% treatment. It can’t be cured completely.
      Let me explain about rosacea and Demodex relation. It is proved that most people who have rosacea, have a high population of Demodex mites. In another word, Demodex mites can cause or irritate rosacea.
      So definitely you have a high population of Demodex mites and it’s better to remove these mites and help improve your rosacea.
      You may read this post:

  5. Latoya S Brown says:

    Yes I’ve been to the doctor plenty of times for this problem but each time they said it was fabrication and I was delusional. I was so frustrated, furious, emotional, and angry. I’ve tried everything and nothing has changed I been going through this for 2 years and some. It has me so uncomfortable not confident don’t want to go around others. All I do from the time I wake up is pick at them and everything I see them on. Plz help me get my life and a peace of mind back

    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      Hey Latoya,
      Thanks for your comment, I guess you have a very hard time. Please read this article about Morgellons to have a better view about it and feel that you’re not alone. Ungex products can get help to solve your issue.

    • Brultz says:

      Latoya, I’m so sorry. I’m sure you’ve heard @ delusions of parasitosis” and “ Morgellens Disease”. Demodex does not create the fibers you’re seeing. Demodex is a common mite that lives in hair follicles eating oils and dead skin cells. They cannot be seen by the naked eye and usually do not cause symptoms. If they overgrown you can develop inflammation, hair loss, bumps in the skin and itchy eyelashes that feel like they are covered in a film. White bumps along eyelash lines and eventually dry eye. You are describing Morgellons which cause remains unknown. Personally I am convinced it is a true skin infection but the CDC still classifies it as delusions of parasitosis. Cleaning your environment especially air vets is critical. The fibers have been called cellulose but my testing indicates a fungal component. Actually an unusual type known as actinomycosis.

      • Jenny Tomich says:

        Demodex do have string like attachments to their back two legs…toes. I, guess…seven on each.
        Their first pair of legs have suction cups as feet. They have adapted very well to destroying our skin and organs.

      • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

        Hi Karlee,
        Sorry to hear you have a problem with those fibers. To be honest, our products are produced to remove mites (mostly Demodex mites), but if you have an issue with itching, it can be helpful as well.

  6. Carla says:

    I have the same problem with the fibers in my hair . They seem to cling on the hair and make my hair in knots . Also Does anyone have random course black hairs popping up from scalp ? I hope someone can help with an answer

    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      Hi Carla, I’m so sorry for hearing about your problem. hair knotting can be a result of hair thinning. So it seems your hair became weak and fragile and you have to help them out. One of the reasons for hair thinning, hair loss and itching of the scalp is Demodex mites, which eat the food of hair follicles and make your scalp a terrible environment to keep on living. You may be in touch with our consultants to get useful help here.

    • Daniel French says:

      I have the same thing going on. At first I noticed tiny silver spots on my hair follicles. Then I noticed that the white hairs were sticking straight up and the black hair was dry and hardened. I could also see little fuzzy patches in my hair. Finally seeing my hair move and attach to other follicles. Ive noticed little flies leave my head. Through the progression of this, whatever it is or they are, have landed on my face, tighten up the skin and dry it out quickly, leaving me with dry wrinkles and making me look 30 yrs older.

  7. Jill Triemert says:

    I’ve been dealing with”something” started on my scalp. I had the crawling a cross my scalp, it was a very strong feeling, much to strong for such little critters. I also had biting, it was “painful” burning, feeling. Then I would have a welt form, it would go away. This continued for 2-3 weeks. I started using Tree tea oil and I don’ have those sensations any more. I do feel crawly around my face ,ears, nose and scalp. Several months ago I would find some kind of netting over skin near under my nose but I don’t find that anymore. I assume I have mites of some kind. I’ve been to two Drs. both were not convinced I had anything wrong.

    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      Hi Jill,
      Our consultants will help you out to find your issue. Please be connected with them here. Please search for “Morgellons” too, since maybe your problem is not related to Demodex mites.

    • Kristina Hutchinson says:

      Same issue here. I’ve actually filmed my hair MOVING . It “bounces” until it reaches my skin. Then it stabs into it! I have that hair, in my mouth also

  8. Shannon Allen says:

    Hello from Texas. I also have been suffering from an entire body demodex mite infestation brought on from several rough patches on the road of life in combination with an immune suppressed disorder/Autoimmune disease. I have seen my PCP, who has helped the most because she’s willing to sit and discuss the “crazy” in this nightmare, an Internist who knew nothing about either, the mites or Autoimmune, an Opthamologist and now referred to an Immunologist and Dermatologist. 3 rounds of Ivermectin oral and cream, permethrin cream, steroids 3 rounds, a diuretic 3 rounds, anti viral oral and eye drops, steroid eye drops and antibiotic eye gel. An autoimmune flare brought on HSV-1 of the eye resulting in blisters on my cornea leaving me with 20/50 vision in that eye caused by the mite infestation that my immune system can not fight. Have used all the meds listed and seen all the Dr’s. Nothing helps. Absolutely nothing. Lost eyebrows and lashes. Interviewing for a new job is nearly impossible when your face is drawn on with eye pencils. Rather freakish and you can’t explain because NO ONE BELIEVES YOU. The Internist used the words psychotic and delusional. Now I know why. Thanks CDC for not putting more efforts into some kind of relief because it’s truly maddening!! Has anyone experienced severe edema? Swelling in feet, ankles and calves?? I am suffering from that as well for 3-4 months. Nothing helps. PCP saying mite infestation has caused the edema from the total body infestation, bacteria they carry and whatever it is they excrete when they bite. Yes not only can you feel them crawling you can feel them and it’s painful!! Hydroxyzine has helped itching and crawling. Can anyone help with the edema issue? I can’t get appropriate shoes on for an interview. This has completely blown up and controlled the last 3-4 months of this year. Pretty much have isolated because no one knew and told me I was contagious, so I stayed in for 4 weeks, not necessary. Going out in public is a NO without eyebrows, lashes and any shoes or jeans, slacks that fit due to edema you can’t go anyway. I’m not certain the mites have caused the edema but would like to know. Thanks!

    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      I’m really sorry to hear about the challenges you’ve been facing. It sounds like you’ve been through a lot, and it must be incredibly frustrating to not find relief despite seeking medical help.
      Demodex mites are unlikely to cause that much edema directly. It may be related to a rheumatological condition. Consult with your healthcare provider for a thorough evaluation and proper diagnosis. And for your Demodex mites issue, you can use Ungex products.

  9. Patricia Rossi says:

    Many people posting for help sound as if they are suffering from a parasitic Helminth condition. Morgellens has become a “catch all “ excuse for not giving people a proper diagnosis. A parasitic infection diagnosis takes work with specialized tests and specialized labs and insurance companies fight all the way.
    I am retired military, lived all over the world and a war veteran. I grew up in bug ridden tropical South Florida, visited many Caribbean Islands, always had pets, have eaten sushi, rare meat, have gardened etc (there are so many ways you can develop parasitic infections.
    You can hit all the specialists, onocologists, Dermotologist, Cardiologist, rheumatologist etc and no one will step out side ide of their box of knowledge to help you. I believe this has occupied my body decades and have discovered it was parasitic 5 years ago. I have lost all faith in American doctors. I am tired of the suffering and fighting alone with no help.

    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      I’m sorry for your struggles. Have you tried Ungex Demodex treatment? It targets Demodex mites and other common pests like dust mites and insects, potentially providing relief. Keep advocating for yourself, and I hope you find relief soon.

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