Did you know of the yet largely unknown terms demodex dermatitis and demodicosis? Research suggest that when diagnosed with rosacea, often times it is what is actually today called demodex dermatitis.
It is caused by a mite that nearly every human hosts without knowing, the demodex mite. Demodex mites are common parasites in the hair follicles and in the pilosebaceous glands. Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis have been identified in humans. The highly infected sites by this mites are: forehead, area around the orbit, area around the nose, chin and area around the mouth. In common numbers they do not seem to cause any visible problems, but if for whatever reason they grow into large numbers and thrive on the skin, they cause conditions like acne, rosacea, keratosis pilaris, seborrheic dermatitis, blepharitis and such. In particular if you suffer from rosacea and you tried courses of antibiotics, changed your diet, changed your lifestyle, yet you still to some extent suffer from it, most likely it's this condition you suffer from. Also, many cases of acne seem to be caused by these. Western doctors fail to treat these skin diseases because they merely manage to suppress the symptoms using antibiotics and other medications. However, until demodex is not hosted on the skin any more, symptoms will remain. This is why rosacea, acne and similar are such mysterious and frustratingly stubborn diseases, causing hopelessness in its sufferers. On this site you can learn more about demodex dermatitis etc.
Edited by someonefromabove, 17 May 2013 - 10:37 PM.