What is Demodex Dandruff ?

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff isn’t contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.

The good news is that dandruff can be controlled in most cases. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than daily washing with water alone. Some-stubborn cases of dandruff are caused by Demodex mites and they won’t fade away just by eliminating its source, i.e. Demodex mites.

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Symptoms of dandruff

For most teens and adults, dandruff symptoms are easy to be seen: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, and possibly an itchy, scaly scalp. The condition may worsen during the autumn and winter, when indoor heating can contribute to dry skin, and improve during the summer.

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A type of dandruff called cradle cap can affect babies. This disorder, which causes a scaly, crusty scalp, is most common in newborns, but it can occur anytime during infancy. Although it can be alarming for parents, cradle cap isn’t dangerous and usually clears up on its own.

Causes of dandruff

Dandruff can have several causes, including:

  • Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis)

This condition, one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis may affect your scalp and other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone (sternum), your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.

  • Not washing often enough

If you don’t regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff. You don’t need to use shampoos a lot. Over shampooing will bring out more dandruff.

  • A yeast-like fungus (malassezia)

Malassezia lives on the scalps of most adults. But, for some, it irritates the scalp and can cause more skin cells to grow. The extra skin cells die and fall off, making them appear white and flaky in your hair or on your clothes. Why malassezia irritates some scalps isn’t known.

  • Dry skin

Flakes from dry skin are generally smaller and less oily than those from other causes of dandruff and redness or inflammation is unlikely. You’ll probably have dry skin on other parts of the body, such as your legs and arms, too.

  • Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis)

Sometimes sensitivities to certain ingredients in hair care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaly scalp.

  • Demodex mites

When and if Demodex find a place for infestation on the scalp, it gives way to various scalp problems such as dandruff.

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what are Demodex mites?

Demodex mites are microscopic parasites that live under hair follicles and in oil glands.

Demodex mites are related to spiders and have eight little spider-like legs. These parasites travel through the skin pores between the surface and the depths. They are so tiny that 25 of them fit into just one follicle.

They are linked to many issues such as Demodex hair loss, Demodex rosacea, and Demodex acne or blepharitis.

What is the relation between dandruff and Demodex mites?

Demodex folliculorum is a species that bring about different kinds of scalp problems. This type of mite lives in the oil glands of human hair follicles. The most typical kind of scalp infection result from the infestation of these parasites is dandruff. It is particularly common among individuals who suffer from acne, another skin condition that linked with Demodex. The mites feed on oils as well as dead skin. Their presence and activity in the scalp cause itching, formation of dandruff flakes, and hair loss. The symptoms will become more extreme with the high density of Demodex mites. Since they are too itchy, the host will start to scratch, which can result in scaling.

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How to treat Demodex dandruff?

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

Ungex products basically put an stop to the Demodex populations on your body, by helping remove their main food source, making your body a bad place for them to live, and night after night lessening their populations, until eventually they disappear.

Ungex can help you treat all types of human follicle mites known as Demodex folliculorum and brevis which lead to dandruff and other hair and skin problems.