Rosacea is a skin condition that causes people to look as if they have red acne type marks on their face – over 16 million Americans are affected by this disease. There are people across the Las Vegas Valley, from Centennial Hills to Boulder City that suffer from this condition and might not even realize it.


Now scientists are closer to discovering what causes Rosacea – researchers have pinpointed bacteria that are found in skin mites as the source according to the National Rosacea Society. This condition is not life threatening although many patients surveyed have lower self esteem and self confidence.


Skin mites typically live in the areas around hair follicles – around 20- 80 percent of the human population has some sort of skin mites. Mites are relatives of ticks, spiders, scorpions and other arachnids. Human skin mites are called Demodex folliculorum mites and they live on humans and humans alone. Those with Rosacea have 10 times more skin mites living on them than people that do not have the disease.


Before the researchers’ discovered the bacteria that are found in the digestive systems of mites – doctors thought the antibiotics used in the treatment of Rosacea were treating inflammations. Now the study shows they may be killing the bacteria inside the skin mites – which in turn means the bacteria may be causing an immune system reaction thus the redness of the skin.


This blog is not about bug and pest control but more of a community service and point of interest regarding species that are related to pests we come in contact within our homes and daily lives.


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