About : Concepts : Treatment : Redlog News : Contact Us


Topical Rosacea Treatments

Cleanse and De-Sensitize

Prevent

Correct

Moisturize

Protect

Ocular Rosacea

Shop Online

View Cart/Checkout

List of All Products

New Treatment Topics

What Is Flushing?

Prevent Flushing

Reduce Redness

Antioxidants

Skin Barrier Repair

Shampoo Worsening Rosacea

Skin Aging and Glycation

Demodex Mites

Recent news stories have highlighted a causative role of demodex mites in rosacea, however the association was first made more than 60 years ago.

Demodex mites in humans, discovered in the 1840s, preferentially inhabit the facial skin. The microscopic mites reside in follicles and pores.

A related mite occurs in animals where it can cause hair/fur loss and skin breakdown.

This usually only occurs in immune-compromised animals.

Studies have suggested that demodex mites are more prevalent in patients with rosacea, HIV, children with leukemia and those taking drugs which suppress the immune system.

Demodex in rosacea is not well-studied and treatment reports have indicated positive, negative and neutral results.

Demodex and/or their by-products may cause or worsen inflammation in rosacea to an extent varying greatly between patients.

There are a number of daily care options available to help reduce demodex count.

The Rosacea Anti-Inflammatory Foaming Cleanser contains ingredients which have been suggested as helping to control both demodex and inflammation.

Demodex mites feed on sebum deep within follicles and pores which is not removed by routine cleansing.

Massaging in Rosacea Pre-Cleansing Emulsifier before the Rosacea Anti-Inflammatory Foaming Cleanser helps solubilize and lift these oils to remove them as a food source. The effect is not drying.

This method is referred to as "double-cleansing."

More About Ideal Cleansing

http://www.rosacea-treatment-clinic.org/Cleansers/Double-Cleansing.html

http://www.rosacea-treatment-clinic.org/Cleansers/Best-Cleansing.html

Products Used

http://www.rosacea-treatment-clinic.org/Cleansers/Pre-Cleanser.html

http://www.rosacea-treatment-clinic.org/Cleansers/Anti-Inflammatory-Foaming.html

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/RosaceaTreatmentClinic/posts/746038978760109

Further Information

Author: Peter Wilson.

Reviewed: Thursday, 26 June 2014.




New

Rosacea Mobile Site

Rosacea News

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

November 2012

August 2012

April 2012

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010