I’ve been slowly coming off soolantra after amazing success (I wrote and entire topic of my die off journey here). I’ve been clear of oozies since.
However when I went to see a dermatologist several months ago he mentioned that soolantra is a known irritant and it’s generally recommended for use for only 4 months. So based on his advice I slowly cut back from my usage because I was very scared of becoming sensitised to it (and never being able to use it again and being stuck with untreatable oozers).
I think it’s been about 2 months since I stopped and I’m starting to get super itchy red bumps that come to a head but they aren’t oozing just yet. From the itch and the redness I can tell that this is the beginning of my oozers coming back again.
I’m rather convinced that demodex is the main cause of the oozers so I’ve been looking into other demodex treatments.
Ive been applying sudocrem as a face mask every day hoping it might help but I’ve since got a second itchy bump. That being said I have only used it for 2 days but will continue to give it a chance for 2 weeks (demodex lifecycle).
So In searching for other demodex treatments I found that apparently eyelash demodex is quite common and very easily treated with a solution of teatree oil! This method is based on a lot of literature studied regimens of treating demodex on the eyelashes.
I guess I’m mostly posting this to ask if anyone has tried this as an alternative treatment and moreso to raise awareness of it maybe helping.
If I don’t see results from the sudocrem in 2 weeks I will try using tea tree oil instead.