How to treat demodex mites

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How to treat demodex mites
Demodex mites can cause painful irritation. (Getty Creative)

Demodex mites are microscopic parasites that may cause skin infections such as rosacea. They infest mainly on the face, eyebrows and eyelashes. Demodex mites cause a rash, redness, irritation and itching. There are ways to treat demodex mites through oils and prescribed medications.

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  • Tea tree oil
  • Ivermectin
  • Elimite cream

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    Go to your doctor for treatment for demodex mites. He may prescribe Ivermectin, a treatment for skin problems including rosacea and demodecicosis. A prescription from your doctor is needed for Ivermectin. You can take it orally before a meal with an 250 ml glass of water.

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    Use tea tree oil to treat demodex mites. Tea tree oil is used often in homeopathic medicine for healing cuts and burns. You can buy the oil online as well as at your local pharmacy. Use products such as shampoos and skin lotions that have tea tree oil included in the ingredients to help treat demodex mites, or use 100 per cent tea tree oil.

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    Spread permethrin cream on infected areas. This cream contains an insecticide that kills parasites such as mites. Be aware that this cream can cause reactions in some users; speak to your doctor of pharmacist before using it.

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