Demodex

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Demodex

 [dem´o-deks]
a genus of mites parasitic within the hair follicles of the host, including the species D. folliculo´rum in man, and several other species in domestic and other animals.

Demodex

(dem'ō-deks),
A genus of minute (0.1-0.4 mm) follicular mites (family Demodicidae) that inhabit the skin and are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of mammals, including humans. Some cases of blepharitis in humans have been attributed to Demodex infection; use of facial creams promotes Demodex infection in older women, resulting in facial erythema with follicular scaling.
[G. dēmos, tallow, + dēx, a woodworm]

Dem·o·dex

(dem'ō-deks)
A genus of minute mites that inhabit the skin and that are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
[G. dēmos, tallow, + dēx, a woodworm]
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Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition long associated with Demodex mites (Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis).
It is only natural to follow that up with the Oust Demodex range of products for treatment of Demodex mites."
Demodex mites live in the skin of dogs in small numbers, often kept at bay by the dog's immune system.
Oust Demodex Cleanser (available in both pre-moistened pads and a foaming eyelid cleanser) is an extra-strength cleanser with tea tree oil that effectively relieves irritation by removing oil, debris, pollen and other contaminants from eyelashes, eyelids and the face, as well as aiding in the removal of adult demodex mites and their offspring when used daily.
Cliradex Light works best for mild-to-moderate blepharitis, and is also recommended for maintenance use after Cliradex towelettes are discontinued in the treatment of moderate-to-severe blepharitis and for Demodex mites.
Demodecosis is a skin disease caused by parasitic Demodex mites, principally Demodex folliculorum longus which live in the glands of hair follicles and Demodex folliculorum brevis which reside in sebaceous (oil) glands connected to hair follicles.
Blephadex is used in the treatment of Blepharitis and Demodex mites, while the dissolvable MacuStrip is a supplement for patients with Macular Degeneration.
5) were recorded in 4 cases, Demodex mites in 2 dogs (Fig.6) and Rhipicephalus ticks in 2 dogs were recovered.
Berking, "Noninvasive in vivo detection and quantification of Demodex mites by confocal laser scanning microscopy," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
They detected genetic material from Demodex mites in samples from all 19 adult subjects and 70 percent of 18 year olds.