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Demodex mites cause approximately 45% of blepharitis cases 1

Demodex is the most common ectoparasite found in humans.

It is so common it can be found in 25% of 20-year-olds, 30% of 50-year-olds, 84% of 60-year-olds, and 100% in patients older than 70 years affecting up to 25 million Americans.2

Anyone can get a Demodex mite infestation. Coming in close contact with someone who has a Demodex infestation, dust containing Demodex eggs, sharing cosmetics, or having a weakened immune system can lead to a mite infestation.

The prevalence of Demodex blepharitis

Patients with rosacea, dermatitis, inflammatory acne, alopecia, skin infections, eczema, dandruff, and weakened immune systems are at a greater risk of developing eyelashes mite infestations.

While mites are typical on human skin, these conditions can create a breeding ground because dead skin is food for mites.

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Demodex Blepharitis Symptoms

cylindrical dandruff at the base of the eyelashes Cylindrical Dandruff
at the base of the Eyelashes
eye & eyelid irritation Eye & Eyelid Irritation
itchy, gritty eyes Burning, Itchy & Gritty Feeling
eyelash growth abnormalities Eyelash Growth Abnormalities

What causes demodex blepharitis

Demodex Mites are Often Misdiagnosed as Chronic Bacterial Blepharitis

The signature sign of Demodex is the presence of collarettes, or cylindrical dandruff, at the base of the eyelashes.1

Demodex mites are a leading cause of blepharitis, interfering with your sight, or worsen underlying skin conditions.

Blepharitis is an eyelid inflammation, which can cause itchiness around the eyelashes, redness around the eyes, and dry eyes. You may notice crusty and sticky eyelashes. You may feel like there may be something in your eyes, a burning sensation, blurry vision, and eyelash loss.

If left untreated, blepharitis can cause a sty, chalazion, chronic pink eye (conjunctivitis), dry eye, and injury of the cornea.

There are two different types of Demodex mites that live on the human body:

  • Demodex folliculorum mites tend to stick around your face
  • Demodex brevis mites tend to migrate to the neck and chest area

dealing with demodex mites

Having Demodex mites is normal, but when there is a Demodex infestation that is when problems may occur.

However, some people end up with too many mites burrowing into the skin, leading to an infestation that causes inflammation in different parts of the body.

Getting Demodex blepharitis under control is simple. By eliminating the mite infestation, your symptoms will improve dramatically.

Fortunately, there is an effective way to eliminate Demodex mites from the comfort of your home.

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  1. Gao, Y. Y., Di Pascuale, M. A., Li, W., Liu, D. T. S., Baradaran-Rafii, A., Elizondo, A., ... & Tseng, S. C. (2005). High prevalence of Demodex in eyelashes with cylindrical dandruff. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 46(9), 3089-3094. [online]
  2. Liu, J., Sheha, H., & Tseng, S. C. (2010). Pathogenic role of Demodex mites in blepharitis. Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology, 10(5), 505. [online]
  3. Terpinen-4-ol is the Most Active Ingredient of Tea Tree Oil to Kill Demodex Mites [online]

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