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What are some effective treatments for human demodex itching?

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Home cures for demodex itching include cleansing affected areas with tea tree oil shampoo and applying 5 percent tea tree oil ointment. Individuals can treat inflammation associated with demodex with steroid-antibiotic ointment, according to Medscape.

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Cliradex moist towelettes used twice a day for 60 days can eliminate demodex mites. Made with 4-Terpineol isolated from Melaleuca alternifolia tea tree oil, Cliradex towelettes also contain glycerin, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, carbomer and triethanolamine, notes the manufacturer.

Demodex brevis and demodex folliculorum are tiny mites that may infest human sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Commonly found in eyelashes and eyebrows, demodex mites cause an itching sensation called demodicosis, explains Naama.

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