Demodex Mites and rosacea are often talked about together, but so far its has proven difficult to prove that the mites cause rosacea symptoms. The best we know so far is that a bacteria associated with the mites, known as B. oleronius, has been shown to induce an immune response in rosacea sufferers. Collected here are the most relevant articles that attempt to tie down just what role demodex mites play in the development of rosacea.
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An edition of a clinical newspaper for optometrists – Helio.com/optometry’s Primary Care Optometry News features an article on the relationship between demodex infestation and ocular rosacea symptoms. The web site appears to have broken formatting, so is difficult to read, but here are some extracts you may find interesting. We know that the 3 main […]
Lots of press coverage in the last couple of weeks about some startling discoveries borne out of mtDNA analysis of demodex mites in 80 subjects. The discovery uncovered by this research is that the genetic type of mite variety seems to be exclusively passed from parent to child in much the same way as DNA […]
Here we have one of the leading demodex and rosacea researchers explaining why demodex mites are might hard to study. The researchers are highlighting 4 main reasons that studying demodex mites is hard ; finding them, extracting them photographing them alive, keeping them alive while studying them and proving a human immune response to the […]
The Well blog on the New York Times mentions some very recent developments in the world of rosacea. It is great to see recent rosacea and genetics research and demodex bacteria research get a mention in a publication like the New York Times. Ask Well: A Cure for Rosacea? By RONI CARYN RABIN, DECEMBER 3, 2015 What […]
There has been a bit of folklore around what substances are able to kill demodex mites. In 2008 Rosacea News published an article that listed 100% alcohol, tea tree oil, carraway oil and dill weed oil as proven to kill demodex mites. Many other substances, for example seabuckthorn oil are also claimed to kill demodex. […]