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Anyone else dealing with Demodex Mites? What helps?

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@kaitymay

Hello, I’m doing my own Demodex research as I am certain I have this and am frankly sick of dealing with it. I started Dupixent back in Sept for severe dyshidrotic eczema and have found myself dealing with increased redness, papules, and scales on my face. It is extremely discouraging to be gaslit about this possibility when I bring it up to the prescribing doctor. I know that fungal issues and frankly anything that changes our immune response to those little microorganisms can definitely be contributing factor here but I am hesitant to give it up since my hands look so much better on the Dupixent. I was not even able to sleep with the itching blisters on my hands. But now my face looks awful! Defeating it seems like a full-time job. Hoping I can get some suggestions from this thread. Hopefully I can try the scabies med or ivermectin 🙁

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I would suggest the oldest and safest remedy I have used for the
past 50 years.
Most of us who have oily skin and seborrhea do have Demodex in our skin flora. Normally there are no symptoms. Overgrowth when we are immunosuppresed could cause your condition.
Years ago I was given an old fashioned compounded sulfur remedy by my dermatologist.
Most treatments for rosacea also help control demodicosis.
I suggest safest course for control is Prosacea gel ( 10% sulfur) daily
and zinc soap wash available in bar or liquid forms OTC as well.
Helps to use a shampoo like selenium sulfide or zinc phrithione
in your shower. I would only use permethrin a few day a month if that fails. Demodex lives with us.
Ivermectin is expensive.