Demodex mites

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What is demodex mites?

Demodex mites are small ectoparasites that can live in human hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Infestation can cause irritation, which is treated with an eye scrub and wash.

Common symptoms reported by people with demodex mites

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with demodex mites

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
demodex mites (1)

Data from patients with demodex mites, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with demodex mites

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
smells bad
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision vertigo
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tingling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for demodex mites (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
demodex mites (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with demodex mites, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has demodex mites on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 1
40s 4
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from demodex mites patients who have completed their condition history
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