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I feel pretty certain that I have Demodex mites on my face and scalp. I have worked very hard to try to rid myself of them from my eyelashes, but cannot seem to get rid of them on my scalp. My doctor prescribed permethrin (which is for scabies) which I have used, but I’m not sure it’s the whole answer to this problem.
Doing online research, it seems as if your Demodex products are highly commended by sufferers, but it does not seem possible to buy them in the UK. Do you have a stockist in the UK or would I have to order the products from you in the USA?
Thank you for contacting us.
We don’t have a distributor in UK but we do ship our products to customers in UK regularly.
If you have the mites on Scalp (Permethrin may not help as it is strong immunosuppressant).
Depending on the severity you need to look into this Four products we have for treatment of Scalp Demodicosis:
1. Demodex Control Shampoo
2. Demodex Control Hair Conditioner
Moderate ans Severe Stages:
you need to add these two demodex products:
3. Demodex Hair Complex
4. Demodex Scalp Lotion
I would like to talk to a demodex specialist, someone who can assist me with purchasing the Ovante products i need to get through this. I live in Australia, if phone call costs are a problem i am happy to call in.
I have been using your demodex shampoo for 3 weeks, i feel it is working, but not fully eliminating them. I would like to also try the overnight cream or hair complex. What do you recommend, can both be applied together?
In your case, use of just Demodex Control shampoo may not be enough In order to eliminate the mites on your scalp completely. You can add few more products which can help to speed up the recovery and overall treatment of scalp and hair follicles.
1. You should consider using Demodex Control hair conditioner which has more anti demodex oils. Also, as you mentioned there are two more products: the Night lotion and the Day treatment. Both products are effective and can be used together.
2. Demodex Control Hair Complex (Night Formula) – must be used before bed, after shampoo and conditioner. This product has high consistency of anti demodex ingredients. It will stay on your scalp during the night (when demodex is more active) slowly penetrating skin pores killing the parasites. You don’t need to rinse this lotion. Detailed instructions on how to use it (the directions) can be found on our web – site. Here is the link to this product – http://skinimprovements.com/demodex-mites-hair-scalp.html
3. Demodex Control Scalp Lotion (Day Formula) – this product must be used during the day (when mites are Less active). The main purpose of this product is to supply hair follicles with vitamin C and other minerals in order to boost the immune system. Our immune system is a main controller of demodex population. When immune system is strong, the mites will not multiply as quickly as they do with weak immunity. The Scalp Lotion is also a Leave in product, no need to rinse it after application.Detailed instructions on how to use it (the directions) can be found on our web – site. Here is the link to this product – http://skinimprovements.com/demodex-solutions-for-hair-scalp.html
Please write back if you have any other questions regarding demodex and its treatment
Studies of the Society for the Advancement of Education proved that 96 percent to 98 percent of people have mites in their hair. Mites function as parasites feeding from their hosts that are usually microscopic bugs that grow from human oils, hormones and fluids from the hair follicle. Surprisingly, 25 eggs can be nurtured in a single hair follicle by a single mite. Though having hair mites was disregarded by many, since it was considered an epidemic, it would indeed make the host very uncomfortable and uneasy having these.
Most common mites living in the human scalp is the Demodex mite. They build their nests in the fatty sacs beneath the skin where hair follicle comes out. Normally, some are unaware that they have mites or would be unaffected if they do know. Their mouth feature is used to bite off and scrape and consume the skin around the hair follicle. Sadly at night, it buries itself further down the scalp of the person.
Since most people are unlikely to notice the presence of these bugs, most of them have probably been already accustomed to the itch. What’s even worst is that they may contribute to black heads and acne. What the Demodex mites do is they bring ill effects to humans but not directly affecting them.
Although some may have disregarded it, it doesn’t remove the fact that it would indeed make the host very uncomfortable and unnerving to be swarmed with parasitic mites like these. Hence, people will really find ways on how to eradicate these bugs. Skin exfoliation and regular bathing may help remove and scrape this creatures but medical treatment is always sought, especially with people who have weak immune system or immune-deficiency syndromes.
A visit to the dermatologist and seek for medical advice as to what exact medication should be treated with the specie of mite is recommended. The treatment is continuously done t home as well until total eradication of bugs is met. It is also recommended to avoid using of makeup products while under treatment.
While the person infected is undergoing treatment, it is always best to check with the partner and other members of the household if they, too, have hair mites. Hair mites can easily jump and fly from one host to another and treatment should be done to all those involved.
Above all else, hygiene is considered to be the top most priority when dealing with mites. They would love to thrive in dirty, oily scalp and multiply faster in scaly hair. With poor hygiene, hair mites easily spread and get nurtured. It shouldn’t get to the point where the mites are already causing serious skin diseases such as acne or Rosacea – skin disease symptom which makes the face turn red and cause swelling with skin sores that is similar to acne. Proper hygiene and skin exfoliation will decrease the chances of acquiring hair mites.