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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 your face well with a mild soap may take care of the problem.

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