Demodicosis - a skin disease that causes acne glandic parasitic mite (Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis). The tick size of 0.2-0.5 mm, lives in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin, prefers places with increased excretion of fat. Favourite localization tick eyelids, facial skin, the area brow, forehead, nasolabial folds and chin, the outer ear canal. In some cases, it may cause a specific eye disease - demodectic blepharitis and blepharoconjunctivitis. The disease is chronic, often occurs in people with weakened immune or metabolic disorders.
Symptoms of Demodex
Demodicosis most often seen in folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles of the skin). Depending on the location it may be a small pustules (pimples or pustules) at the exit of hair, placed on inflamed, congested skin. Demodicosis age is accompanied by itching, swelling and erythema of the eyelid margins, the appearance of scales at the base of the eyelashes. Typically, patients complain of eyestrain. Characteristic of view of the affected century: plaque on the edge of the eyelids, eyelashes stuck together, surrounded by crusts as a clutch.
Diagnostics Demodex is quite simple. To identify mite performed scraping from the affected area of skin or several separate eyelashes followed by a microscopic examination. Without microscopic examination diagnosis of mange can not deliver. Therefore, the appearance of these symptoms should consult a dermatologist for a check.
Treatment of demodicosis
Treatment of demodicosis appoints dermatologist. Should not resort to folk remedies. Typically, prescribed various ointments containing insecticidal components, such as permethrin.