Demodex

What is Demodex?

Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals.

Around 65 species of Demodex are known. Two species living on humans have been identified: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as eyelash mites. Different species of animals host different species of Demodex. Demodex canis lives on the domestic dog. Infestation with Demodex is common and usually does not cause any symptoms, although occasionally some skin diseases can be caused by the mites. 'Demodex' is derived from Greek 'dēmos' fat + 'dēx', a wood worm.

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When I woke up this morning my left eye lid had a burning sensation, when I touched it it had a rough feeling to the skin . Now both of my eye lids...

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Your symptoms may be due to eyelid infection.

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Where can I find discussion on mites: D. folliculorum and D. brevis? My dermatologist has given me oral stromectal (ivermectin) followed by...

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Demodex infestation

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Treatment of D. folliculorum and...

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Hi. I have female pattern hair loss. Demodex mites. Non scarring. They say it is not alopecia. I am taking spironolactin. I had two rounds of...

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i emailed you yesterday about what i think is demodex on my face, eyelashes, etc. however, my question was do they ever come out on your face as...

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Hi. I have female pattern hair loss. Demodex mites. Non scarring. They say it is not alopecia . I am taking spironolactin. I had two rounds of...

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