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A female asked:

permethrin failed 4 times. took first dose of ivermectin 2 days ago. still feeling crawling sensation on skin. normal? or sign of ivermectin failure?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Scabies?Give it time: Is this for scabies? It takes up to 3 weeks for scabies rash and itching to clear up. The mites are killed right away, but the immune system continues to react to the mites, eggs, etc in the skin. Re-treatment usually is needed only when symptoms continue beyond 2 weeks. Give it time; discuss with the doctor treating you.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2017

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