- Q Should I talk to my doctor about Demodex folliculorum?
Demodex folliculorum are harmless to humans. Occasionally, they may block a pore, causing irritation and puffiness in the eyelash area or an infection. If you have itchy eyelids or eyelashes that are stuck together, you may want to see a doctor. Washing... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for Demodex folliculorum?
Demodex folliculorum is typically treatable by washing your face regularly with a gentle soap. In some cases, antimite medications such as crotamiton are used to get rid of the Demodex folliculorum, too. Talk to your doctor about possible treatment... Full Answer
- Q What causes scabies?
Sarcoptes scabiei, a tiny burrowing mite, causes scabies. The female mite attacks the topmost skin layer and lays her eggs in burrows. It takes a few days for the larvae to hatch. Intense itching may be due to the burrowing and an allergic reaction. Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of scabies?
Intense itching is the major symptom of scabies, and it usually worsens at night. In addition, mite burrow tracks often appear as very thin red lines on the skin. Sometimes, only tiny red bumps are visible. Among adults, most often scabies occurs in... Full Answer
- Q What are pinworms (enterobiasis)?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyPinworms live in your intestines by day, but each night they go on a mission. As you sleep, they crawl out of your anus and lay eggs on your skin. At the same time they release chemicals that irritate your skin and cause it to itch. As you reach... Full Answer
- Q Is scabies a type of parasitic skin infection?
Yes, scabies is a type of parasitic skin infection. Caused by tiny mites that dig their way into the skin, scabies is an itchy and contagious condition. When the microscopic female mite gets underneath the skin, she lays her eggs. In a few days the... Full Answer