What is Demodex Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes flushing, redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small red pus-filled bumps across the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead.

These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. However, in most cases, rosacea does not disappear on its own and requires treatment and medical attention.

The condition usually strikes after age 30 and affects more women than men. Rosacea tends to flare in response to certain triggers, like sun exposure, emotional stress or, in some cases, by eating specific types of food.

Sometimes Demodex mites can be related to rosacea. In this case, traditional rosacea treatment won’t work, and sufferers need to seek remedies to eliminate these mites. SDT is one of the most effective products to overcome rosacea and help you reclaim your skin from these damaging mites.  ORDER NOW.


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Symptoms of Rosacea

Signs and symptoms of rosacea may include:

  • Facial redness and small blood vessels
  • Swollen red bumps
  • Eye problems
  • Enlarged nose

Facial redness: Rosacea can cause a persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.

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Swollen red bumps: Many people who have rosacea may also develop pimples on their faces that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot, tender or sensitive.

Eye problems: About half of the people who have rosacea also experience eye dryness, irritation and swollen, reddened eyelids. In some people, rosacea’s eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.

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Enlarged nose: In the last stage, rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous (rhinophyma). This occurs more often in men than in women.

Causes of Rosacea

Scientists are still trying to find out the exact cause of rosacea. So far, they have found some important clues by studying the condition:


Rosacea runs in families: Many people who get rosacea have family members who have rosacea. It is possible that people inherit genes for rosacea.


The immune system may play a role: Scientists found that most people with acne-like rosacea react to a bacterium (singular for bacteria) called bacillus oleronius. This reaction causes their immune system to overreact. However, they still do not know whether this can cause rosacea.


A bug that causes infections in the intestines may play a role: This bug, H pylori, is common in people who have rosacea. Scientists cannot prove that H pylori can cause rosacea. Many people who do not have rosacea have an H pylori infection.


A mite that lives on everyone’s skin, Demodex, may play a role: This mite likes to live on the nose and cheeks, and this is where rosacea often appears. Many studies found that people with rosacea have large numbers of this mite on their skin. The problem is some people who do not have rosacea also have large numbers of this mite on their skin.

A protein that normally protects the skin from infection, cathelicidin, may cause redness and swelling. How the body processes this protein may determine whether a person gets rosacea.

Rosacea Triggers

A number of factors can trigger or aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. Some of these factors include:

  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Temperature extremes
  • Sunlight or wind
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications


Actually, finding the origin of a problem will lead to solving that problem much sooner. So, we had better investigate more about one of the most significant origins of rosacea that also causes many skin, hair, and scalp issues.

Now let us introduce you to this tiny parasite called “Demodex mite” that can cause different kinds of hair or skin disorders such as Demodex hair loss, Demodex rosacea, and Demodex acne.

What Is the Relation Between Rosacea and Demodex Mites?

Although rosacea is not always caused by Demodex mites, it can be irritated by this parasite for those with advanced aging or those with a very weak body and immune system and without a good cell regeneration cycle. Recent studies also show Demodex mite infestation can mimic rosacea symptoms.


The new study [1], conducted at Mexico’s General Hospital in Mexico City, found much higher numbers of Demodex mites in biopsies of the skin of patients with rosacea than in people with normal skin.


Demodex carries harmful bacteria that are involved in rosacea. These germs spread on the skin after the mites’ death. On the other hand, Demodex mites secrete inflammatory substances that, in addition to local inflammation, can cause the immune system to react and initiate a cascade of inflammatory reactions, leading to rosacea symptoms.

How to Treat Demodex Rosacea?

Ungex aims to eliminate mites with its innovative Care Plan and by providing the best products to treat Demodex mites. The Care Plan is a combination of Ungex products used in conjunction with the correct method.


Ungex products can effectively eliminate Demodex mites upon direct contact. It is enough to apply a small amount of the product on your infected skin at night for at least three months to see the amazing results. Demodex mites avoid light, so they spend the day in the underlying layers of the skin and the nights at the surface to mate and lay eggs. That’s why the best time to attack them is during the night. Ungex products create a thin, invisible, light tulip on the skin that remains to kill the parasites overnight. Our protocol, on the other hand, provides you with a correct method to target your mites through quality, free of charge advice provided by our consultants during the treatment period.


Ungex helps you treat all types of human follicle mites known as Demodex folliculorum and brevis, which lead to rosacea and other hair and skin problems.

To know if you are infected with Demodex mite, feel free to take this five-minutes free online test.


[1] Rios-Yuil JM, Mercadillo-Perez P. Evaluation of Demodex folliculorum as a risk factor for the diagnosis of rosacea in skin biopsies. Mexico’s General Hospital (1975-2010). Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:157.

[2] Main reference for further information



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