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.

Demodex Symptoms

Ungex natural products help you treat all types of human follicle mites known as D. folliculorum and D. brevis, which lead to acne, rosacea, blepharitis and other hair and skin problems without going through any advanced or costly treatment plans.

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13 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.

  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:

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