FAQ: HOW TO TREAT DEMODEX FOLLICULORUM IN HUMANS
I’ve been doing a lot of research on my skin issues and from what I can determine, I may have a combination of stage 2 rosacea, a systemic yeast/fungal problem that is also perhaps growing on my face and in my sinus cavities (sinusitis). I had assumed I had demodex as well because once I started using the Rosacea and Eyes-n-mites products I could feel something crawling under my eyelids. I don’t feel the demodex anywhere else (crawling or biting) but at night I do feel little tickles or flutters at the corners of my mouth, around my nostrils, eyes, which I think is the fungus.
I first purchased your rosacea line of products after researching rosacea treatments which had become significantly worse for me over the past few months. This was before I had any suspicion of yeast/fungus or demodex. I used and liked the products and from the reaction it seems that I had an underlying yeast problem (the products left my skin dry and flakey and with red bumps that were very itchy). Assuming the yeast/fungus was systemic (based on other problems I’m having) I started an intense fungus/parasite colon cleanse. I’ve been on it for 11 days so far.
I had used up all of the rosacea products and there was no significant difference in my skin’s condition below my eye level (my forehead, which was less affected did improve) so I switched over to the demodex skin care line. I’ve been using and liking those products as well, but it seems that the demodex – or whatever the problem is – is just moving around my face, as I have the same reaction as I did with the rosacea products, without the flaking. It appears there is no "die off" and I still have large itchy red bumps.
Also, I use the Eyes-n-Mites every other night or so for 3+ weeks and there has been slow and little change in the "crawling movement" under my eyelids at night. The solution has always burned my eyelids at the beginning and I’m starting to think that the burning is from a reaction to a yeast/fungus that might be growing. So what is crawling around my face and the eyes?
My question – as I continue my colon cleanse (which could continue for another couple of months) should I focus on eliminating the fungus or the demodex? And treat the rosacea last?
You are on the right path as far as treating described skin conditions: continue with colon cleanse and eliminating demodex mites should be your first step. Quite often, demodex can cause rosacea and if left untreated or treated with harsh chemicals, demodex can lead to fungal infection of the eyelids. As far as efficacy of Demodex Control Products (Shampoo, Hair Conditioner, Face Cream and the Eyes n Mites Lotion) – the length of treatment and time to full recovery varies from case to case, depending on the severity of your demodicosis, how long since you’ve been diagnosed that you have demodex mites and the stregth of the immune system. In the average, it might take anywhere from three week up to 3 – 4 month. Looking at the picture you ve provided, i would suggest to start using the products more often. Not, once every other day but use it twice a day (every day – morning and evening).
Thanks for the advice earlier – hoping you can help again.
I have had a couple of interruptions in my treatment since our communication in Aug – but for the most part I continue to use the demodex products for facial cleansing and the cream, as well as the shampoo and conditioner.
So I wanted to ask a couple more questions:
1) I don’t feel as much demodex crawling under my eyelids as I used to. but should I be alarmed at the reaction to Eyes-n-mites – or does this reaction indicate a more severe demodex issue I need to continue to address? Or maybe a different issue I need to address? Is it possible I’m allergic to an ingredient in the product?
2) I am still experiencing some reaction to the products – red splotchy areas on my face, raised itchy red bumps (large – not a small type of rash but mosquito bite type bumps). I also decided to use the eyes n mites anti demodex lotion every day rather than every other day. So, I’m assuming this means the demodex is being affected by the products, but it seems that it takes long time to see and feel an improvement yet. Do I need to continue using eyes n mites lotion or is there perhaps something else going on?
3) Also, one morning last week I woke up with insanely itchy, raised, raw red welt like areas under each eye and I am nearly certain it’s a fungus – perhaps it’s the fungus I know is growing in my ears, nose and sinus cavity. Perhaps I touched my ear and accidentally spread it to my face – I don’t know. But I started modifying my program:
- At night I wash my face with the Demodex Control cleanser/wash and then I’ve been using a silver colloidal and lavender spray (10ppm silver colloidal) sprayed on my face and neck after I wash with the demodex cleanser. Then I use the Demodex Control cream on my face and neck and go to bed.
- In the AM, I use the demodex facial cleanser and spray with the colloidal silver spray and then when the spray dries I use the Ovante fungus cream.
I have been using the fungus cream for 2 weeks now and have been using the colloidal silver for about 4 days but I don’t have any relief from the itching under my eyes and my entire face seems to be very angry – raw, sensitive, burning, itchy – see photos I’ve attached (although the areas under my eyes are quite worse now). Any thoughts as to why I’m having such a severe reaction? Is it the fungus that is dominating the problem or you think this is demodex parasites? Is it the combination of products causing the reaction? Should I continue and see if there is any improvement? Or should I make adjustments?
You can really see on the photo where the rosacea in my cheeks has damaged my skin – Just last year I used to have the really smooth milky white skin that strangers would compliment.
Comment to the anti Demodex Treatment:
Just wanted to let you know that since sending the email to you 2 days ago I’ve had some progress and have had some relief from the redness and burning. Not sure exactly why – perhaps it’s related to the increase in frequency of applying the Demodex Control products or it could be that I also started taking some zinc and selenium supplements. Hopefully, will continue to see some progress.
Once again, treatment of demodex can be frastrating because it might take a while to get the skin parasites under control and to eliminate the symptoms. You neet to keep in mind, eventhough you starting noticing improvement – do not stop using the products, continue the therapy to make sure all mites are gone.