I started out with severely red patches on my skin on my front cheeks and temples. Then I started getting random indentations on my face and lines and pain like a stabbing pricking feeling along with tons and tons of tiny bumps mainly visible in good lighting and more noticeable with make-up on. My skin texture changed to looking porous and just cottage cheese like mainly in my t zone areas.
That all faded from dramatic red to pink to lighter pink to where I'm at now. It faded on it's own from dramatic red to pink but I am not sure if it was from something I tried....the only thing I was trying at the time was ketoconazole shampoo on my face. When I look close in the mirror I see tons of tiny red dots on my skin or pink/red skin color. I don't know if it's damaged blood vessels or what. My skin has been permanently pink/red in these particular areas. It looks worse when I flush of course but then when my flushing goes down, the pink stains of skin remain. My skin also became very oily. It never really was oily not that I know of or noticed, but I don't believe it was oily much before my problems began. Dermatologist took a skin scraping because I thought I had a fungal problem but found demodex mites and said he found no evidence of fungus. I've had intense crawling sensations on my face and scalp and body. I didn't think you could FEEL demodex.....can you?? Eyebrow hairs fall out. That's why I thought it must be something else perhaps a systemic problem or allergies to who knows what....but I've had some blood tests done and I've tried to figure out what I could be allergic to and nothing makes sense.
I've moved on to feeling itchy on my legs, crawling sensations on my body, having strange red bumps sometimes show up on my body and itch and then disappear rather quickly, hive like pale bumps show up in the same spots usually on my body sometimes, and recently I have been itching on my foot and developed tiny pink patches in two spots where I scratched and some tiny bumps formed in the area. The derm said it looks like nummular eczema, but I don't think it is but I dont know.....
Anyway, two things seemed to help the redness on my face. Permethrin helped a little. Demodex Solutions Xin Fumangling helps a bit I think and the nightly Zhoungzhoung cream helped with the texture of my skin but I am not sure I'm seeing any improvement with redness and not as quickly as with Sodium sulfecetamide and sulfur wash.
Things that made it worse:
And then sodium sulfecetamide and sulfur 5% wash seemed to almost immediately help my skin and remove redness. It was a little surprising. I wasn't sure if it was just me. But when I continued using it for a few days, bumps and pinkness decreased a lot. I had to stop though because it was overdrying my skin and making it immensely tight and extremely oily perhaps because I was making my skin more dry so my skin was trying to make even more oil because of it.
But what I'd like to know is, if I have rosacea, can my rosacea really have started to just clear up from using the sulfur wash in a matter of days? It's not perfect yet or cleared up, but it's interesting that it seems to be helping for the redness and bumps and even the skin texture a bit when I use it.
Do I sound crazy or is it possible to feel demodex?