19 thoughts on “How many years I have left?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Try ivermectin for the itch. Could be an overgrowth of demodex skin mites. It helps with my rosacea. Oral and some mixed in night cream. you can get ivermectin shampoo in the states over the counter. The demodex die under your skin and shit inside your follicles and pores. They die in there and the itching is your bodies reaction to get rid of an irritant, by scratching. It could be something else too. But I thought I’d share my itchy scalp and face treatment. I will use sulphur soap in bar or cream form too. Along with tea tree oil shampoo.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can an overgrowth of demodex cause hair loss?
      and any idea if ivermectin shampoo is available over the counter in Canada?

          • Anonymous says:

            The dermatologist looked me over and I am assuming from all her experience (older Japanese Doctor). She was able to diagnose it on sight as rosacea and explained there are multiple ideas as to why it happens. It does come down to immune function/allergies, and I take an immune suppressant to help with spondylitis. It became clear, that my symptoms started when I started that medication seven years ago out of nowhere. It only got worse until finally seeing the dermatologist. No other doctor could figure it out and I got referred to her. Read up on demodex. I mean it could be something else. I wanted to share my experience on this, since it only got worse until I found what to treat and how. Good luck! I noticed putting some of the azelaic acid cream and ivermectin along my hairline saw the skin relax and hair growth. My hairline wasn’t bad. But it was noticable along with the hair loss creating a windows peak.

          • Anonymous says:

            Don’t mention it bro. Hope you find out what’s going on.


      • Anonymous says:

        Check this out… some people get their eyelashes attacked and lose them. I wish I had gone to the dermatologist sooner, but overall now with her help, I can keep it under control. Blew my mind. I used to think I just had a strange type of acne that would randomly flare along with itching and flushing (hot neck and face along with redness).

        "By infiltrating the sebaceous gland of hair follicles, demodex causes an immune response and inflammation of surrounding tissue. Through long-term invasion, the parasite exhausts the hair bulb and shifts the hair cycle from anagen to telogen."


  2. Anonymous says:

    A biopsy can be ordered too. Luckily I didn’t need it. I do take an antibiotic daily doxycycline, and a dose of ivermectin once a week. You can get the horse paste/cream and spot treat as well as take it orally. My doctor has me just take a pill now. I’m so glad to have it under control. It could be something else, though. This question just hit home, hope it helps. And it takes a few months, it’s slow but in a month you notice, more by two for me. Just depends how bad it is. Your skin doesn’t look red or have postules from what I see though. Just something to consider and it’s not expensive to treat. You may not even need all that stuff. I’d try spot treating with the horse paste and see how it helps. Or look up that ivermectin shampoo people use for lice at Walmart it’s not expensive.

    • Anonymous says:

      I cant get ivermectin shampoo without a prescription, which would take me a year to see a dermatologist, so I’ll try the Selsun 2.5% Extra Strength shampoo, as it has selenium sulfide, and it seems to be the treatment here in Canada.


      • Anonymous says:

        There you go, sulphur. Don’t get discouraged, you might notice improvement in a week. It is possible to flare too, but again don’t get discouraged. If either happens, you likely nailed what’s causing your itch and hair loss. The flare comes from mass die off of the mites. So your immune system ramps up dealing with clearing their debris. Id recommend to try benzol peroxide soap. I use it in the shower on my face and used it on my hair too. Wet your face and scalp. Apply, let it sit for a minute or so you will see what your skin tells you it can handle. Eventually your scalp/skin gets used to it. I started once every two days at first.

        With 5% benzol peroxide, and over a month went up to twice daily. With 10% strength. In the shower (face, neck and scalp) and before bed (face, neck). It has been doing great for a good 8 months where just in the shower with peroxide is good. Just to help exfoliate your skin. The demodex are usually different depending on what part of your body they are inhabiting. I used a sulphur selsun shampoo too in the begining. If I didn’t find sulphur soap at Walmart, I’d lather my scalp, and take some from there and rub it over my face for good measure. Since the mites are likely the same from your scalp and face/neck region. Getting their numbers under control is the key. If you don’t cover their area of operations, they will just move away from the treatment area to say your forehead or face.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Almost forgot, I found a reddit group for Rosacea where ivermectin and other treatments are discussed along with dosages that worked. Everyone is different if it’s similar to your issue.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Here is a picture of eyelashes with a heavy infestation of demodex mites. They are normally on everyone and are helpful at clearing dead skin cells. But if they get out of control, they can lead to things like rosacea and hair loss.

    • Anonymous says:

      yup, doesn’t do anything, also tried:
      selsun blue
      tea tree oil shampoo
      head and shoulders
      Ketoconazole shampoo
      salicylic acid shampoo
      Iraltone SD Shampoo

    • Anonymous says:

      I didn’t try it, but I did have it on my list of stuff to try until I found the right combination. It won’t hurt, I used the Nizoral formula with ketoconazole and antifungal for dandruff.

      • Anonymous says:

        i have psoriasis and tgel used twice a day for a month finally helped get it under control
        that was 8 years ago, and now i use it every day.
        if i go 1 day without it starts to itch again.
        i could not hecking stand the just shampoo version which is full on coal tar smell so i switched to the 2 in 1 which didnt make me want to just cut all my hair off to avoid using it.
        but i heard they discontinued the tgel 2 in 1 so know i have to look for something else.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anything with salicylic acid was awful and made it worse for me. It was one of the first things I tried for my hair and face wipes. Before I was diagnosed. Here’s a picture of the face wash I use. It was originally prescribed but is now over the counter in both 5 and 10%.

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