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How to cure Demodex? causes, symptoms, home remedies

Demodex, also known as scabies, is an unpleasant skin disease caused by microorganisms called scabies mites.

Although it may seem burdensome, there are effective ways to both treat and prevent demodicosis. In this article, we will discuss the causes and symptoms of demodex and present effective treatment methods, including home remedies.

What is demodex?

Demodex, also called scabies, is an infectious skin disease caused by parasites from the Sarcoptes scabiei family. These tiny, wriggling insects tunnel into human skin, causing itching, redness and rashes. This disease is very contagious and can be transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact or by sharing personal items such as towels or bedding.

Causes of demodicosis. how can you get infected?

Demodex is caused by parasites that are transmitted through direct contact with an infected person or objects that have come into contact with their skin. Here are the main ways to become infected with demodex:

  • Direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, for example while sleeping together.
  • Sharing towels, bedding or clothes with an infected person.
  • Sharing personal hygiene items such as hairbrushes or razors.
  • Contact with infected pets, although this is less common.

What are the symptoms of demodex?

Symptoms of demodex may vary depending on the body’s individual reactions, but the most common symptoms are:

  • Intense itching, especially at night.
  • Rash, blisters and lumps on the skin.
  • Redness and irritation of the skin.
  • Itching, which can be very irritating and leads to scratching, which in turn can lead to open wounds and bacterial infections.

Treatment of demodicosis – medications, supplements

If you suspect you have demodex, consult your doctor immediately. Treatment for demodicosis usually involves the use of antiparasitic medications such as permethrin or ivermectin. The doctor will select the appropriate therapy depending on the patient’s age and other health factors.

In some cases, symptomatic treatment may be necessary to relieve itching and skin irritation. Your doctor may recommend the use of anti-itch creams or ointments and antibiotics if a skin infection occurs.

Are there any home remedies to get rid of demodex?

Although demodicosis treatment should be done under medical supervision, there are some home remedies that can help relieve symptoms and speed up the healing process. Here are a few of them:

  • Change bed linen, towels and clothes regularly to avoid re-infection.
  • Wash all personal items that have come into contact with infected skin in hot water.
  • Using mild soaps and avoiding strong detergents that can irritate the skin.
  • Avoid scratching and keep nails short to avoid infection of wounds.
  • Applying cooling compresses or anti-itch ointments to the skin to relieve itching.

Demodex – how to prevent it and avoid getting infected?

To prevent demodicosis and avoid infection, it is worth following some basic rules of personal hygiene:

  • Avoid direct skin-to-skin contact with infected people.
  • Do not use other people’s personal belongings, especially if you suspect that they may be infected with demodicosis.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially before meals and after using the toilet.
  • Iron your bedding and clothes regularly to kill parasites.
  • Be careful in public places such as saunas, swimming pools and gyms, where you can easily get infected.

Your suggestions

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Recommended articles

If you are interested in demodicosis and want to learn more about it, we also recommend reading the following articles:

  • “Scabies in children – how to recognize and treat?”
  • “Demodex in pets – how to protect your pet against infection?”
  • “Can demodex lead to serious health complications?”

Demodex is a troublesome disease, but with proper medical care and personal hygiene, it can be effectively treated and prevented from recurring. Remember to consult your doctor and follow treatment and prevention recommendations.

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