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10 Apr 2006

demodex
Dear cyberdoc
I read an article on the net about demodex. It stated that demodex is part of the normal flora of the skin and that most people have it. The article did suggest that some people could have a reaction to it, kinda like some people are lactose intolerant, and some are not
i guess.
I believe I have early stage rosacea - redness over cheeks and nose - which is aggravated by cold wind etc. as well as frequent breakouts. The article claimed that demodex may contribute to these problems and by eliminating the demodex these symtoms will disappear. The article was however inconclusive.
Could you give me any info on this matter?
many thanks
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Kt
One can see the mites under the microscope if you do skin scrapings. A dermatologist will be able to look for you. I would not recommend using any chemicals on your sensitive skin if not really needed.
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