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Posted on May 3, 2015 in Demodex | 0 comments

What is demodex and how the mites looks on the skin

Demodex is the name provided small mites that stay in the hair follicle. In human beings, demodex is discovered on facial skin specifically the temple, cheeks, sides of the nose, eyelashes and external ear canals. The problem it causes is called demodicosis.

There are 2 mites primarily engageded in human demodex problems, Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. D folliculorum is located in tiny hair follicles, specifically the eyelashes. In both its immature and also grown-up stages it preys on skin cells. D. brevis is located in the oil glandulars that are attached to little hair roots and eats the gland cells.

D. folliculorum mites are 0.3-0.4 mm in length and D. brevis 0.15-0.2 mm. This makes them unseen to the nude eye yet under the microscope their framework is clearly noticeable. The 8 legs of this mite technique at a price of 8-16 mm/h and this is generally done during the night as brilliant light triggers the mite to regress back into the roots.