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Posted on Sep 21, 2012 in Demodex | 0 comments

How Demodex or face mite infestation diagnosed. Microscopic test of hair follicles and skin scrapping.

Now we will tackle up on Demodex or face mite diagnosis. When we say diagnosis, it is the proper way of determining the specific cause of an illness or problems occurring inside and outside of the body with a scientific process. This is very different for a symptom which is a physical or a cognitive observation of any manifestation presently occurring on the patient without any tests involved. Well, now that we have finally distinguished those terms. Now we can focused more on properly diagnosing a possible infestation of demodex mites on our skin, and when I say possible infestation this just means that any outbreak of demodectic procreation has occur. On the recap, all types of individual or person do have a demodex mites on their body, it just differs on the amount of mites they have which also depends on their hygiene. These organisms can be treated as commensal in their limited population or presence on the body, but once they over populate due to an increase food source, a better diagnosis on how many we are up about is advisable to do.

The usual diagnosis of demodectic infestation, since they do reside underneath the hair follicles and in sebaceous glands, is by pulling a strand of eyelash and observing it under the microscope. As what the above mentioned statement earlier, it would be possible to find some demodex mites even it was taken from a healthy individual. Another type is the nose scrapping or skin scrapping on the possible area of infestation. Proper microscopic diagnosis of the parasite on that area can provide a definite result. We can enhance visual observations adding some solutions like fluorescein after mounting further helps in identifying and measuring the demodex mites that is attached on other specimens under the microscope. Electron microscope is the best equipment to use for the diagnosis of the demodex mite.

Proper diagnosis is crucial for individuals that show symptoms like rosacea-like skins. This may provide on how gradually the infection and infestation had occur deeply underneath the skin. This may help doctors to prescribe better medication and maintenance for the said condition.

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