Wait, you’re telling me that these are crawling around on my face right now?’
The demodex brevis (also known as 螨虫) are microscopic mites that live in the skin.
These 0.015 – 0.2mm mites are ecto-parasites – they feed off sebum from oil glands in the skin.
Who has these mites? Do I have them?
Skin cell scrapings suggest that roughly 10-25% of adults have demodex mites. However, DNA sampling has lead some researches to theorize that demodex mites can be found on virtually every human.
Are demodex skin mites harmful?
When present in large quantities, demodex mites are associated with the following:
Burning sensation in skin
Red, itchy, sensitive, or irritated skin
Treatments for demodex skin mites
Medical creams and lotions
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 Leonard, J. (2017, November 27). Demodex brevis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments. Retrieved March 01, 2018, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320159.php
 Ngan, V. (2005). Demodex. Retrieved March 01, 2018, from https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/demodex/
 Demodex Brevis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments. (n.d.). Retrieved March 01, 2018, from https://www.healthline.com/health/demodex-brevis#risk-factors
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