Demodecosis: treatment of people with traditional and folk remedies

For the first time an insect with a loud name Demodex folliculorum was found in the human auricle. The existence of this tick was discovered by a French dermatologist in the distant 1841.A year later the insect was found in the human hair. After a while, the doctors were horrified, finding a parasite in human skin, which productively multiplied there, damaging human health.

Later in the Soviet Union, with more in-depth research this type of mites began to be divided into two types.

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Description of causative agent

The tick of Demodex is a pathogenic parasite. A total of 65 species of this insect. In the human body, only 10 of them can parasitize, but this is already a big figure, along with other diseases, pathologies that determine the life and internal state of the human body. The remaining 55 species of the parasite Demodex multiply and conduct their vital activity in the body and on the body of animals. Fortunately, they can not be transferred to a person.

As it turned out, this genus has its own preferences regarding the time of day and the place of localization on the human body. The periods of tick activity are at night time - daylight is unbearable for them. Parasitises this species in the sebaceous glands, feeding on their products, as well as nutrients necessary for healthy skin. The most common are the two species of this tick: Demodex brevis, which prefers to multiply and parasitize human skin, and Demodex folliculorum, the inhabitant of human hair follicles.


These tongs are selected on the surface of the skin, slowly moving along it, in order to find a partner for the continuation of the genus. When the parasite returns to the follicles or sebaceous glands, on its body it enters a lot of dangerous microorganisms, bacteria and harmful substances.

Dermatologists have found out that in the body the presence of the tick is not dangerous until its number crosses a certain barrier. If there are less than 4 mites per human follicle, then this does not affect human health in any way.97% of the world's population can find this species. The tick becomes destructive if the number of these parasites exceeds these figures.

In the people of these parasites called kleshchem-iron. The disease, which is provoked by these parasites, is called demodecosis.


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Symptoms of the disease affect the appearance of a person, introducing discomfort not only in his life, but also traumatizing the psyche of the patient. A person can develop an inferiority complex. The primary symptom of demodicosis is reddening of the skin, and then appearance of acne and ulcerative rash on it. The disease spreads throughout the body, focusing on the face, back, rarely in the inguinal zone. The main focus of the rash are nasolabial folds, forehead, cheekbones, back, area near the nose, chin. Places covered with a rash, blush, itch and flake. They are also characterized by a greasy shine. With the development of the disease symptoms worsen. There is noticeable vasodilation, a strong reddening and an increase in the nose. Suffers not only the skin of the face, but also the eyes, the scalp and the hair itself. From the eyes, purulent fluid begins to separate, the eyelashes become thinner. The disease is accompanied by seborrhea and hair loss.

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Causes of the disease

Demodectic can appear for various reasons. This is due to the fact that, having got rid of a parasite, the disease will not be completely cured.

Both external and internal factors can provoke the disease. But if demodicosis is diagnosed, treatment takes people a long time. No one is immune from re-infection, if one day he has already got rid of the parasite.

Perhaps the most important cause of infection is weakened immunity. This can affect the various processes in the body: diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and endocrine system, stress and experience, as well as postoperative period. All these reasons can be attributed to internal factors.

To the external one can include a polluted environment: dust, exposure to chemicals. The cause of the disease can be unfavorable conditions at work, which also includes the effect of various substances on the human body. Its contribution is made by hormonal preparations, bad cosmetics, dirt, detergents. Along with food, various biological additives and preservatives come into the body, which can also provoke the disease.

If a person for a long time wore this parasite in his body and he did not show himself, then the immunity created a balance for the cohabitation of the mite and its carrier. However, when the equilibrium is disturbed, the parasite has favorable conditions for reproduction. Immunity decreases and is no longer able to fight the tick.

How is demodicosis diagnosed?

To diagnose a disease in a person, doctors do scraping using a scalpel or an eye spoon. As the material for analysis, the content of the follicle is also taken, which is obtained by extrusion.

There are cases when a suspicion of demodectic eyelids can appear right in the office of the ophthalmologist. In this case, the doctor is obliged to inform the patient what procedures should be done for analysis. Typically, doctors recommend 2-3 days before the delivery of materials do not produce cosmetic and hygienic procedures for centuries. During this time, at the base of the eyelashes, the mite's vital activity accumulates.

How to protect yourself from illness?

Unfortunately, demodicosis is transmitted to a person with direct contact with a patient. It also happens that a person due to fuzzy adherence to the instructions of the doctor caused a relapse of the disease. It is important to follow the rules so that you do not endanger your own health or the health of your loved ones. So, if the diagnosis is demodicosis, treatment in humans includes the following rules:

1. Follow the diet: avoid fried, fatty, spicy, smoked.

2. Avoid bad habits: drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes.

3. It is important to strictly follow the rules of personal hygiene: to keep clean, to subject the linen to washing at high temperatures.

4. The patient should get rid of feather pillows.

5. It is strictly forbidden to use makeup.

6. Personal care products: glasses, shaving accessories must be treated with alcohol.

7. A patient with demodicosis is strictly forbidden to visit solariums, baths, take sun baths. Of course, such restrictions can deprive a person of pleasant moments in life, but it is better to get rid of the illness in time than to re-treat it.

The way to the release of

The treatment of demodicosis in humans is a long and time-consuming process. In many ways the outcome of the disease depends on the patient himself: his strength of will and diligence. Treatment of demodicosis in humans is carried out in a complex and consists of three stages:

1. Destruction of the causative agent of the disease

2. Elimination of the very cause of the disease

3. Getting rid of the consequences of mites.

Treatment of demodicosis in humans involves the taking of drugs of different directions: medicines that restore immunity, ointments, emulsions, drugs that reduce the allergic reaction.


Separate areas of

The most dangerous diseases of the skin and the whole body include demodicosis. Treatment in humans requires a special approach. Starting to progress at one site, the tick spreads throughout the body. A classic example is demodecosis of the face in humans. Treatment appoint, as a rule, complex. For example, the treatment of eyelid demodexia in humans includes compliance with individual rules. This is the rejection of lenses, the intake of various topical drugs: amitrazole, tar, and the means for blocking the muscles of the parasite. Treatment of demodicosis on the face of a person largely coincides with the treatment of tick marks on the eyelids. The drugs used are the same. Treatment of demodexia of the eyelids in humans is carried out with special care. After all, vision depends on it.

In a separate subcategory of the disease, demodectic eyelids in humans are isolated. Symptoms, treatment require special attention.

The signs of the disease include the eyelids:

  1. Redness and swelling of the eyelids.
  2. Severe itching in this area.
  3. In the morning, the patient observes that a crust has formed in her eyelashes.
  4. Eyelashes drop out.

Demodectic eyelids can spread to the eyes, in this case there are complications and new symptoms:

  1. The sensitivity of the eyes to light increases.
  2. Eyes turn red.
  3. Sticky discharge.
  4. Increases the incidence of barley.
  5. Dryness in the eyes.
  6. Vision worsens.

demodectic eye

Beginning to treat demodicosis of eyelids in a person, a doctor ophthalmologist should find out what exactly caused the decrease in immunity. Therefore, along with anti-maltreatment drugs, a person starts taking medications that restore the status of the immune system. Demodectic eyelids in humans can disappear if applied by folk remedies. At the very least, it can help therapy appointed by a specialist.

In addition to traditional methods, there are other ways to cure demodicosis of the eyelids in humans. Treatment with folk remedies is becoming popular among modern people.

Folk remedies for getting rid of demodectic eyelids

Many useful properties of wormwood are known. Traditional medicine widely uses this plant in the treatment of various diseases, and is quite effective. Also with the help of wormwood one can cure demodectic eyelids:

Wormwood is brewed in a glass of boiling water. This tank requires two tablespoons. Then this broth is applied to the eyelids and held for 15 minutes.

In the treatment of demodectic eyelids, use is also made of oak bark.

A teaspoon of this product is boiled in 200 milliliters of water, filtered, and then apply tampons soaked in a decoction to the eyelids for half an hour. It is important to change periodically compresses.

The treatment of eye demodicosis in humans is also possible with the help of folk recipes. To do this, use a decoction of calendula, tansy flowers and other gifts of nature. Traditional medicine is famous for its effectiveness, and most importantly, the naturalness of the drugs. Nevertheless, do not neglect the advice of specialists. It is better to approach the treatment of demodicosis with excessive scruple.

If you have any of the above symptoms, you may have demodicosis. Treatment in humans includes specialized ointments and emulsions, including benzyl benzoate, ichthyol ointment. Ointments are used in combination with immunostimulating drugs.

Separate attention deserves demodekoz eyes in humans. Treatment, reviews about it testify - the disease is long and relapsing. Many people complain, saying that after a while after the disappearance of the symptoms of the disease, they appear again. The general requirements for eye treatment are the same as for the treatment of demodicosis on the face of a person, including the rules of hygiene and nutrition. As a rule, many people who have already been treated for this disease say that the drugs are effective enough, and visible symptoms disappear quickly enough, especially if the disease is not started. But at the same time, 50% of patients complain of a re-occurrence of the disease.

It is important to understand that any parasite, leaving products of its vital activity, will be able to reappear if you do not follow carefully all the instructions of doctors.

Demodecosis of the ear cones

Before the disease spreads to the ears, it first appears on the face. A complicated form of the disease is demodicosis in the human ears. Treatment is appointed by a specialist and requires a lot of effort.

Use ointments, anti-allergenic agents, since the tick can cause complications and allergic reactions. The ears are treated with the same ointments as the face: benzyl benzoate, trichopolum, metronidazole, and ointments based on sulfur and tar.

On the shelves of pharmacies you can see a drug such as amitrazine. Treatment of demodecosis in humans involves the use of this medication. It can also be used for animals. The drug is a solution that must be applied to the skin and around the lesion. A secondary reaction may be a slight itching and burning.

Folk methods

folk methods

In general, there are many tools that help get rid of the tick at home. All these substances are available, and recipes are easy to prepare.

Folk remedies are good for preventing disease. These include tar and household soap. They can wash themselves every day, as they have bactericidal properties. In addition, from the laundry soap it is possible to prepare a foam emulsion and apply to the face in the form of a mask. The emulsion is kept for a while until it dries and then is washed off.

Chicken egg is also used to get rid of the disease. To do this, the egg must be poured with vinegar and left in a dark place under the lid for a week. After this period, the acetic essence merges, and the egg itself is triturated to a homogeneous mass. This compound should be applied already to the affected skin.

To relieve the symptoms of demodicosis use a mixture of garlic mush and olive oil. This composition helps to reduce the activity of ticks, to destroy the products of their vital functions, and, at the same time, to alleviate the painful sensations.

Demodekoz is a serious disease that can cause negative consequences and health problems. Treatment of demodicosis in humans takes a lot of time, effort and is not always effective from the first time. Many patients complain that, some time after the successful cure, the symptoms of this disease appeared again and again.