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Demodicosis: kill the tick in yourself

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If you have been unsuccessfully struggling with ointments and diets for a long time with an incomprehensible rash, itching and spots on your face, then maybe it’s time to think about ticks. No, not those that are found in the forest, but those that live right in our skin and bear the name Demodex.

This mite is a microscopic parasite. And lives in the skin of the face of almost every one of us. Penetrating into skin cells in search of food, it settles in the ducts of the sebaceous glands, hair roots and even eyelashes.

Having eaten well, he gets to the surface and makes love. Having enjoyed himself, he again climbs inside to lay eggs. After which it dies, gradually turning into a foreign subcutaneous fluid.

But not, all the same, we walk without exception with multi-coloured faces? This means that most of us, despite the usual complaints, are still quite healthy people. That is, a strong organism keeps small engraftment “in check”.

But internal problems should appear: gastrointestinal (gastritis, cholecystitis, ulcer, dysbacteriosis), hormonal or neurological, the tick will declare itself!

Just any ailments, especially the digestive organs – the main forge of our immunity – will certainly affect the condition of the skin. For example, with hormonal changes, the sebaceous glands begin to secrete more fat, which clogs the ducts.

And as food for ticks becomes larger, they begin to multiply stronger than before. Any malnutrition of the skin, a change in its acidity also ticks on the arm. It grows and can greatly spoil your appearance.

It is curious that today dermatologists refuse the diagnosis of “demodicosis” since healthy people have a tick and they have no disease. Today, demodicosis is considered a condition that provokes and supports another skin disease – rosacea.

“It’s pointless to treat demodicosis as a special infection,” says Veronika Azam, a dermatologist, MD, “tick growth can be a consequence of skin changes, and the underlying causes of a rash on the face are completely different. On the contrary, giving a person discomfort, a tick signals that his master has serious health problems.

Rosacea often affects people 30-50 years old. It is believed that white-skinned, fair-haired northern peoples are more prone to this disease. You can think about the beginning of rosacea if your skin on your face easily and often turns red, itching bothers you. For example, it’s hot – the face immediately turned red. Eat alcohol or spicy food – the same thing.

If the disease is not stopped in time, it goes into more severe stages. Against the background of persistent redness, acne, thickening of the skin, greatly expanded pores, increased sebum appear. Red hypertrophied noses are also a “gift” from neglected rosacea.

If the tick has chosen its skin, then the toxins secreted by it can cause eyelash loss, itching, swelling and redness of the edges of the eyelids (blepharitis). One dermatologist will not help. You can kill a tick – against it drugs of the metronidazole group work well.

But this effect will be temporary if the cause of the growth of Demodex is not eliminated. Because it is very easy to get infected again – through direct contact, through common towels, combs, etc. And then it will start all over again. So it’s also necessary to be treated by a gastroenterologist, endocrinologist or another related specialist. ”

In the meantime, protect your face from sunlight. Limit alcohol, spicy, spicy and fatty foods. Do not use cosmetics containing alcohol or other irritants on your face. Avoid getting hairspray on your face. In general, do not let the tick live as it wants.

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