Treatment of human Demodex folliculorum by camphor oil
A total of 15 females suffering from erythematotelangiectatic rosacea and 12 females free from other dermatological lesions were selected. Demodex folliculorum infestation density in both patients and control were evaluated by non-invasive skin surface biopsies. Five facial sites were selected. The daily topical application of 1/3 diluted camphor oil with glycerol and 500 mg metronidazole orally were given for fifteen days. The results were very successful with no clinical side effects.
Treatment of human Demodex folliculorum by camphor oil and metronidazole.
J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2004 Apr;34(1):107-16. El-Shazly AM, Hassan AA, Soliman M, Morsy GH, Morsy TA. Departments of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.