Demodex hair mites tend to multiply out of control when the immune system is compromised by illness, stress, allergies, poor diet or chemical exposure

When this happens, demodex mites can dramatically worsen underlying conditions by creating an environment conducive to infection. The demodex mite lives inside the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, sucking nutrients from hair roots, secreting waste and introducing bacteria. The more oil an individual produces, the more prolific the demodex mite will be. Hormones and menstrual cycles complicate matters by increasing the flow of thick, fatty sebum through

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