Why is it important to treat Demodex mites in humans?
Demodex mites are contagious!
One of the first questions that our visitors and clients often ask is, are Demodex mites contagious in humans? In short, yes they are. They are transferred through either physical contact or by sharing personal care items such as hairbrushes, bedding, towels etc. So it’s very common for people who live together to share these uninvited guests.
Mite populations flourish when your immune system is down
Although Demodex mites are contagious, they do prefer a weakened immune system to really make themselves at home and breed.
In fact, the majority of mildly infected people show little to no signs of mites at all! This is one reason why many partners who regularly sleep with their mates may not have matching symptoms of infestation in the form of hair or skin problems.
So why is it that those exposed to mites and living under the same environmental conditions can react so differently? This may be due to a healthier immune system, which means population density stays low, and another reason is that these terrifying little parasites manage to stay under our radar in so many cases.
When not treated, you are at the risk of a high Demodex population infestation.
So although it is clear that those who are really suffering should likely seek immediate and aggressive treatment to kill Demodex mites, should those who don’t appear to have any problems seek to eliminate the few mites living on them as well?
Yes. Eliminating mites is a preventative measure and is totally necessary. Here is why:
1) Infected people with no visible signs can also transmit the mites to other people unknowingly. This puts those around you with a compromised immune system at a huge risk.
2) If you do only have a low population density of Demodex, and it is not causing you any trouble now, bear this in mind: Once infected, it can take months or even years before the signs of infection become visible.
It could be that down the track, your immune system takes a tumble due to sickness, stress or any other factors. The mites population begin to increase, and so do the symptoms.
So even when there are no visible signs of Demodex activity it is worth to treat yourself and eliminate the mites before they start causing hair and skin problems.
Caring about yourself and taking steps to boost your immune system should run in parallel with your Ungex Care Plan. Our Essential Kits eliminate Demodex mites and by strengthening your immune system not only it helps to treat Demodex mites in humans but also helps prevent a future mite density rise on the skin.
Eliminating mites is a time taking process, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But tackling the problem early with Ungex products now may save a whole lot of trouble in the future, after all, one of our favourite sayings is ‘Prevention is Better Than Cure’.