The Mites That Eat, Crawl and Have Sex on Your Face
September 5, 2012 10:21 AM Subscribe
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Demodex mites are tiny arachnids that live in hair follicles on your face
. Recent research in Ireland indicates that they may also be a major contributing factor to rosacea
From the second link:
Demodex does not have an anus and therefore cannot get rid of its faeces. "Their abdomen just gets bigger and bigger, and when they die and decompose they release their faeces all at once in the pore," says Kavanagh. When the mites are numerous, he believes that the material is enough to trigger an immune reaction, inflammation and tissue damage.