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Infected hair follicles on arms, face, and on waistline

Recently moved to Kansas from Mississippi and within a couple of months after moving, I started to get sores in my beard.  They weeped and stayed sore.  They eventually migrated to my cheeks and top of my arms mainly.  Thinking it could have been caused by domedex, I purchased a microscope and began looking at the follicles that I removed from my skin.  So far, I haven't seen any mites.  I have photos of the sores and follicles if necessary. I haven't been to a doctor yet, but it's getting worse and will have to go soon if I can't figure out something.
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If you never had such an issue before, and are using the same soap and other products that you always have, and didn't move to a town that has a compromised water system (bacteria, protozoa, etc.), then by all means see a doctor. I have heard good things about a body wash called "Remedy Soap" that you can get on Amazon, but have never tried it so can't tell you from personal experience that it works the way the reviews say. But if you think it's a mite or other critter or protozoa or something, do just go see the doc. He or she should know what is in the local vector.
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Here's a good article about Demodex and their treatment. https://www.healio.com/news/optometry/20120225/demodex-infestation-requires-immediate-aggressive-treatment-by-doctor-patient

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