Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hair mites in humans. How to get rid of human hair mites on Scalp.

Hair mites live on the scalp, it can hide deep inside the hair follicles. The size of an adult hair mite just 0.3 mm - 0.4mm. This skin bug have good digestive system, feeds on sebum oil (skin fat). Hair mites don't tolerate the day light. This is why, it is active at night. People with large number of hair mites feel more itching and scalp irritation during night and evening hours.

Female hair mites are smaller than male mites, it lays eggs inside the hair follicles. New mites are born in 3-4 days, the old demodex die decomposing in the skin pores. The hair mites and demodex in general are harmless. Our immune system can control the population of the hair mites. Therefore, most humans don't know about the demodex.

If for any reason, you start noticing demodex symptoms on your head, it is good idea to give a call to your doctor. Scalp demodicosis (demodex mites in your har need treatment). If left untreated, the mites will breed without control causing infection and possible hair loss.

1 comment:

  1. if you have mites in your hair (scalp demodex) best way get rid of it is to get medicated shampoo for human demodex and that should take care of the problem. i had mites on my face and after a white they migrated on to my head. there is a shampoo called D'modex shampoo i used, it is for humans though, because animal anti demodex shampoo is different from what i heard. Now, it depends how bad your demodex is. Mine was just starting on head so it took about a month to get rid of the mites.