January 21, 2012


Demodex folliculorum is a benign little worm-like creature that likes to live on skin, preferably in hair follicles. Hair follicles provide their main food source, hair and oil in abundance.
Humans are born free of Demodex, but during childhood, through contact with others, the skin becomes infected. For the most part, we never know they are there. The most common problem with Demodex is that they can cause irritation, particularly in the eyelashes. If you have itchy eyelashes, Demodex may be the problem.

Demodex folliculorum is a benign little worm-like creature that likes to live on skin, preferably in hair follicles. Hair follicles provide their main food source, hair and oil in abundance.

Humans are born free of Demodex, but during childhood, through contact with others, the skin becomes infected. For the most part, we never know they are there. The most common problem with Demodex is that they can cause irritation, particularly in the eyelashes. If you have itchy eyelashes, Demodex may be the problem.

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