The ear mites are the mites that live in the ear canal of humans and animals. Although they are more common in animals, they may also be found in humans.
Several types of mites can live around or in the outer canal of the human ear and feed on oils and cerumen secreted there.
Some of these mites – that the most common is Otodectes Cynotis – can jump between humans and animals in close contacts. So they are very contagious and spread quickly. But others, like Demodex mite, are dedicated to each species and cannot be transmitted from human to animal or vice versa.
Ear mites can be as annoying to humans as they are to animals. If you have mite in your ear, you may have the following symptoms:
Symptoms of Ear Mites in Humans
- ear irritation
- Redness of the ears
- Demodectic Frost (in cases the ear mite is Demodex)
Demodex Ear Mites in Humans
Because Demodex is so fond of fat, the ear canal and its surroundings are an excellent place to celebrate.
One of the symptoms of Demodex in the ear is called ‘Demodectic Frost‘. In this condition, the ear lobe and its upper part looks frostbitten, thick, and scaly. Like other ear mites, itching is one of the most annoying symptoms of Demodex ear infection.
Can Ungex Help With This?
Wherever there is a Demodex problem, Ungex is one of the best ways to solve it.
The Ungex SDT and PDT products can be used on the external ear area. Mites move around, and when they are exposed to the product on the skin, it will get them killed.
For special requirements like ear problems we recommend you speak to one of our care consultants to get the necessary advice.
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I was treating our puppies for mites and now my ears are itching. Help!