Recently we came across this support group and found out the following. http://rosacea-support.org/demodex-mites-treatment
Maybe you have heard of the demodex mite, but we certainly hadn’t.
Evidently this microscopic mite that exists on all of us, has been found to colonise in much larger numbers on people with rosacea. And this can be one of the major underlying problems of rosacea.
The following stories came from the same rosacea website….
I decided to visit a naturopath to help me determine any underlying medical problems that might be causing demodex to favour my skin. With his help and l have also decided to get laser treatments on my face. Laser is proven to kill demodex mites. So far I have had two laser treatments and despite the down time (2 days or so) and pain, the results are fantastic. I am also washing my pillows, sheets, mattress, and make-up brushes with tea tree oil, borax, anti-bacterial dish soap and warm water. So far, diet, and laser treatments have given me the best results. I haven’t felt this good about myself since it all began over 4 years ago. Anyone who has tried all the potions and lotions out there might want to consider laser. It will save you time, money, and many tears.
Also from the same site……..
Demodex mites cause staph.
Look up Demodectic Mange.
If you talk to a vet how they treat this mite they may advise the following:
Take a bath with a cup of Borax. This is extremely effective. It kills fungus and mites. Anything that lights up like a christmas tree on your body is infected (so do this on a weekend). Vets have a shampoo that is 1% Vinegar and 1% Borax to treat Dandruff on Dogs. Or you can put a teaspoon or 2 in your existing bottle of shampoo.
As the pores on your skin start to come back online, the mites and their eggs will get pushed out by your sebum. sounds horrible…. But is very effective.
So there you go:
Nature’s Miracle for the rug
Borax from the supermarket
That’s how to treat this insect disease. Plus you may add 5 years onto your life to boot, clear some tinea or liver spots or a twitchy eye to boot.
Also from the website…..
You need a comprehensive strategy.
#1 kill the mites in your body. Niacinamide(Vitamin B-3) is an insecticide in plants. This kills them. (Note: you might get a flush-face, because that’s where they live. Got to be careful with doses should lessen over time).
#2 kill the mites on the outside of your body, hair, face. Tea Tree Oil or Borax or Kleen-Free will do this.
#3 kill the bed bugs and bugs on your towels.
#4 kill the bugs on your rug Natures Miracle.
#5 if you have a yard, insecticide spray.
#6 if you have a pet, make sure its flee-dipped.
#7 Oily Hair and Oily Skin are your protection against the mite.
#8 So is a healthy body, increase Vitamin C. If you need to mega-dose, Sodium Ascorbate is the way to go. To much normal C(Ascorbic Acid) will upset your bowels. Linus Pauling mega-dosed on C for 50 years, and lived until 93. Perhaps just once in a while; a week here or there when you are healthy.
Do those 8 things and your rosacea will clear up and you’ll feel healthier.
There is also a large body of evidence that it also can be an immune mediated rash secondary to Helicobacter pylori infection in the stomach which causes signs of recurrent/persistent heartburn. If you have heartburn, get tested and treated for H. pylori.
Have a look at this website…..for more information.