worms in your facail skin?
I read about this condition of parasidic worms that live between wrinkles and pores in our facial skin. Anyone have any information about this condition? What should we do if we suffer from this worm-in-the-face condition? I do sometime feel like something moving on my face.
Never heard of parasitic worms in that type of location. Do tell me more about what you read and I'll try to verify or give a writeup on that on the Forum
Remember the one Hong Kong has-been movie star, Ah Chan, who once operated a duck rice business in PJ SS2? I read about this facial worm in one of his write up back in 1999(?) in a local Chinese dailies. At that time Ah Chan was promoting his tonic that promised to rid the worm off your face. And last week, I saw on TV 3 a short clip about this facial worm problem again.
I hope this might lead us somewhere.
There is a skin parasite known as demodex
Read all about it here -
Demodex is not a "worm" - this is probably your personal interpretation from the Chinese language. It should be "parasite". This is a whole lot of difference because a "parasite" is an organism that depends on another living thing (like man or animals) to survive. A "worm" on the other hand is an organism which satisfies the scientific description of an organism with a tubular or elongated body, having no limbs.
The demodex is actually a "mite" which has 8 legs and has an exoskeleton, ie very much related to "spiders". It is more similar to "dust mites". It lives in animal hair follicles and causes itchiness to the skin. Generally, this parasite occurs due to poor personal hygiene. If you feel "something moving on your skin", it is not a mite. Don't imagine a long worm crawling on your skin, because demodex don't do that.
The last time I saw Liu Wai Hoong (Ah Charn) was in Jalan Bukit Bintang at the Federal Hotel. His face definitely look much better than his "Man in the net" days.
Respond from Dr Lim
It could be a case of terminology. There are bacteria, Demodex living in our skin but they are definitely not worms. And they certainly dont give any crawling sensations; this could be all in the mind.
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