What is Demodicosis?
Have you ever heard of a condition called Demodicosis? You might think this is something like the flu or another contagious disease. Although you are somewhat right in guessing, it is contagious, but Demodicosis is not the flu or anything like that. Instead, it is the clinical manifestations of parasites that lives on the skin of almost all of us!
For many people, the term “parasite” refers to disgusting creatures attached to the body of animals such as cows or horses or flying around them. Although I admit being a host for parasites is not pleasant, we have to accept that we own some parasites like other living things. The good news is that our’s, are not that coarse and cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Demodex mites are a kind of microscopic parasite that has long lived in human pores. The term “Demodicosis” refers to the name of this mite.
Demodicosis –in humans- is a skin disease of the pilosebaceous units, caused by an overpopulation of Demodex.
Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis are two species of Demodex that live on human skin and are responsible for Human Demodicosis, which manifests itself with different signs, and its treatment is usually overlooked. Procutin, the product of Ozidex helps the treatment process.
Learn More About Demodex Mites
Demodex mites are only a few tenths of a millimetre long and are usually found in small numbers in all adults’ pores. Demodex folliculorum lives inside the hair follicles, while Demodex brevis is generally below the strands and inside the sebaceous glands.
Both Demodex species reproduce by spawning and have both males and females. They usually hide under the skin and only come to the surface at night and move at a speed of 8 to 16 cm per hour. Their food is mainly skin oil (Subum). But they also feed on epithelial cells, hormones, and other substances.
These micro-organisms usually do not harm humans and are more commonly referred to as commensal rather than parasites. But in some situations (the most important of which is an immune system defect), they may increase in number. Demodex is usually not harmless in high density and can cause various skin and hair issues by producing inflammatory substances and causing physical skin damage.
In a situation where Demodex causes clinical manifestations, they are no longer considered commensal. Since they harm us, they are considered parasites.
Clinical Signs of Demodicosis
The symptoms of Human Demodicosis vary depending on which part of the body Demodex mites affect. But it can typically include one or more of the following:
• Red skin
• Hair loss
• Acne-like bumps
• Increased skin sensitivity
• Burning sensation
• Rough skin
What causes Demodex Overgrowth and Human Demodicosis?
There are several factors involved, the most important of which is a defective immune system. Other risk factors for Demodicosis are as follows:
• Skin infections
• Acne (especially inflammatory types)
To treat Human Demodicosis, Demodex should be eradicated. Some physicians prescribe creams and gels containing benzyl benzoate, salicylic acid, selenium sulphide, and sulfur for this purpose. The use of topical and oral antibiotics, such as metronidazole, is also common.
Crotamiton, ivermectin, and permethrin are other drugs prescribed to treat Demodex dependent conditions.
OZiDEX Human Demodicosis treatment:
One of the newfound treatments for Demodicosis is PROCUTiN- the unique OZiDEX products. The strategy of PROCUTiN for eliminating Demodex is to kill Demodex directly through contact.
Besides, OZiDEX uses a particular guideline to help you limit the factors that allow Demodex to grow. The OZiDEX approach covers all aspects of your life and enables you to fight Demodex by improving your quality of life, improving sleep, controlling stress, and boosting your immune system.
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