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What is the difference between demodex and bed bugs?

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First off there is a difference between demodex and bed bugs

Bed Bug Image courtesy of Wikipedia - Adults grow to 4–5 mm (0.16–0.20 in) long and 1.5–3 mm (0.059–0.118 in) wide, so they can be seen with the naked eye. 

Demodex  Image courtesy of Wikipedia - adult, D. folliculorum can measure 0.1 mm to 0.4 mm in length and possess four pairs of short legs near its head and neck region, so they are microscopic (cannot be seen with the naked eye). 

So you should differentiate whether you are suffering from either bed bugs or demodex. You could have both. A dermatologist can determine if you are suffering from either one or both. Both are treatable and can respond well to treatment. 

In this forum rashes from bed bugs are rarely mentioned. However, many have reported success treating demodectic rosacea with Soolantra, the ZZ cream and a number of other treatments.


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