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  1. If you don't see any die offs in the first 2 weeks, then you could discontinue the topical Ivermectin. Oral Ivermectin is likely to be faster and more effective than topical Ivermectin. For Oral Ivermectin is usually prescribed as 2 once a week doses as a minimum (one dose a week for 2 weeks). I have heard of a few dermatologist who prescribe it for 2, 4, or 6 weeks as a once a week dosage. Most doctors prescribe Ivermectin as either oral or topical. Using it topically for a short time shou
  2. The general Google Consensus is that clear fluid coming out may just be edema. That is just some fluid that collected around the area due to redness or swelling caused by the debris blocking the pore. The hole is just the space left which was filled with debris. Takes a while for that to shrink back up. HOCL and Sulphur both are used to treat bacteria, fungus and/or demodex. The fact that you are seeing clearer pores after using these products is an excellent sign that one or both prod
  3. I believe that if used topically, a small amount should be applied thinly to the entire face. It doesn't need to be a thick application to work, a thin layer is all you need. The mites are mobile at night. The mites might just move off the nose and spread if the nose is the only place treated. The Horse Paste tubes are small since they don't contain the cream base that Soolantra has. Its also stronger at 1.87% ivermectin versus Soolantra's 1.0% Ivermectin. Galderma posted an article once t
  4. Topically, it should be applied once every night after washing face. You can use it after applying the HOCL face spray and letting the HOCL dry first. The mites are active at night, so before bed is the best time to use topical ivermectin. Soolantra is usually prescribed for no more than 16 weeks. The mites life cycle is 2 to 3 weeks. Nothing is known to be effective at killing the eggs they lay. It takes multiple life cycles of topical treatment to reduce the breeding population. I
  5. Oral Ivermectin is typically prescribed as a once a week dose based on body weight. Typically prescribed as 2 doses, each dose taken a week apart. First dose kills living adult mites but has no effect on any eggs. Takes the eggs about 2-3 days to hatch. Takes any juvenile "nymphs" about 6 days to mature to breeding adults. That is when the second weekly dose kicks in to kill anything that hatched after the first dose killed the events. Doctors do warn that taking horse paste internally
  6. I found the paper on the Internet after the skin and demodex issues advanced into severe ocular rosacea (aka blepharitis demodex). Topical treatment helped but could not get rid of the mites in the eye oil glands. My family physician prescribed the drugs - he knew that I had the skin issues for 20+ years. The treatment worked. I went to the 5th dermatologists shortly after treatment to get IPL treatments. He actually knew of the treatment and told a colleague that "it was like a miracle
  7. Redwine, For Demodex there is a 2 week oral treatment that is highly effective for treating demodex. The treatment is also is very inexpensive since it uses 2 generic drugs. Both drugs are on the WHO's list of 100 essential medications and have in general good safety records over the 40-60 years the 2 drugs have been available. This treatment worked for me after decades of misdiagnosis by 4 board certified dermatologists. The treatment was tested in a proper medical study and publis
  8. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is found in about 50% of people with Rosacea. Due to its appearance, Rosacea Subtype 2 with papules and pustules may be misdiagnosed as ordinary bacterial acne. In SIBO, bacteria can start growing in the wrong part of your gut due to illness, surgery or a structural problem. That bacterial overgrowth can lead to skin conditions like Rosacea Subtype 2 with papules and pustules that can be misdiagnosed as bacterial acne. While it looks like bact
  9. I had demodex for literally decades since age 12. It was misdiagnosed for decades as bacterial acne by 4 board certified dermatologists who did only quick visual exams and never tested for anything. I had what appeared to be facial acne and body acne, not the typical redness associated with rosacea or demodicosis. They didn't notice or even look at my slightly pink eyes. The eye issue was separately misdiagnosed as either allergic conjunctivitis or a viral infection by a board certified opth
  10. Have you been tested for SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)? SIBO is one other thing that can cause the gastric symptoms you mention as well as the skin issues. You can also get tested for lactose intolerance. Could be either cause or both.
  11. I think you meant to say that "Rosacea typically affects people age 30 or over". Rosacea can strike people at any age. Please refer to the rosacea awareness month article for more information. https://www.rosacea.org/rosacea-review/2007/spring/rosacea-awareness-month-highlights-warning-signs-of-rosacea-at-any-age
  12. Possible explanation of why Oral Metronidazole can be highly effective at clearing the skin of demodex skin mite infestations. Case: UK patient suffering from sudden onset of Rosacea Type 2 with Papules & Pustules, Ocular Rosacea / Blepharitis Demodex, and seborrheic dermatitis after respiratory illness with antibiotic treatment. Long term problems with gastritis for 20+ years. Topical treatment with Soolantra helped but did not clear demodex. Oral treatment with just Oral Ivermec
  13. Have any of you with this skin issue been bitten by a tick, have/had Lyme Disease or have hypothroidism? The CDC did a study in 2012 of people with Morgellons and found the following common underlying issues: - have Lyme disease - were exposed to a tick - have blood tests that indicate you were bitten by a tick - have hypothyroidism Current guesstimate for the cause is possibly a tick born bacteria. https://www.healthline.com/health/morgellons-disease#risk-factors
  14. Doxycycline and the older related Minocin antibiotics are both effective against just the bacillus oleronius bacteria that is sometimes found in demodex skin mites. That bacteria may create a secondary infection. The mites track bacteria and fungus around at night. At first doxy or minocin seems to work as it might be clearing a secondary infection up. But neither doxy or minocin has any impact on the mites themselves. The mites can plug up your pores with blackheads, whiteheads, and creat
  15. Acne has 4 main and very different causes: Bacteria, Fungus, Demodex Skin Mites, Hormonal. Specific treatments for each type are different. Most common acne treatments are for bacterial acne. If those are not working, its possible that your acne is not bacterial in origin. A competent dermatologist can test you for the cause. Unfortunately, many old school dermatologists just do visual exams and do not test to determine the actual cause. Fungal infections can also cause acne.