[Cryotherapy in treatment of skin demodecosis]

Georgian Med News. 2009 May;(170):43-5.
[Article in Russian]


Demodecosis is wide spread chronic skin disorder caused by the mite - Demodex folliculorum. It frequently involves the mid facial region: nasolabial folder, the nose, the chin and eyes. The treatment depends on the severity of the inflammatory skin disorder and includes complex of oral and topical drug treatment. The aim of the study was to determine the efficiency of criotherapy in complex treatment of demodecosis. We have observed 38 patients of both sexes aged 19-54. The patients were divided into two groups - "A" and "B". Patients with erythematosquamose form of the disease were treated with Trichopol peros and oral antibiotics in case of inflammatory lesions. For topical treatment in group "A" Rosamet cream was used. In group "B" Rosamet cream and criotherapy were used. The results of our study have demonstrated effectiveness of criotherapy in combination with Rosamet cream. A significantly faster decrease of inflammatory lesions and reduce the erythema was observed in group "B". Therefore the usage of criotherapy with Rosamet cream is recommended to get quick therapeutic effect.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cryotherapy*
  • Erythema / parasitology*
  • Erythema / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tick Infestations / parasitology*
  • Tick Infestations / therapy*
  • Ticks
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult