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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Stromectol (Definition)

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What is ivermectin used for?

What is ivermectin used for?

Several uses: Ivermectin can be used to treat a parasitic infection called strongyloides. It is also commonly used to treat an ectoparasitic infection called scabies. The latter use is in the setting of a severe case of scabies (norwegian scabies). ...Read more

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How does a person take ivermectin?

How does a person take ivermectin?

Oral or injection: It can be taken by mouth or by injection. ...Read more

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How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I contagious?

How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I contagious?

Re examination need: If the treatment was for strongyloidosis, stool examination is needed to document clearance of the infection. If it was used for onchocerciasis, it does not usually kill the adult parasites and therefore retreatment will be usually required. ...Read more

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Hi. I just have a dose of ivermectin for scabes. What time needed to work and when I could touch any thing. Should I replace my dresses now or keep them?

Hi. I just have a dose of ivermectin for scabes. What time needed to work and when I could touch any thing. Should I replace my dresses now or keep them?

Depends: Depends on how long you were infected. The skin harbors some as well as personal items and household furniture, blankets and pillows. I need to be washed and not necessarily replaced. Can take up to 2-4 weeks until all the itching is gone. ...Read more

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Is ivermectin (stromectol) for scabies?

Is ivermectin (stromectol) for scabies?

Can be: First line therapy for scabies is a topical scabicide. Ivermectin (stromectol) is an oral anti-parasitic agent which has been used to treat scabies but is not fda-approved for this use and is considered second line therapy in severe cases or in patients who cannot tolerate topical agents. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy a contraindication for using ivermectin?

Is epilepsy a contraindication for using ivermectin?

No: This drug is used as one dose to treat intestinal warms---it does not have seizures warning---

some reactions has been described with overdosing, like taking repeated doses or have infection with other organisms

discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to order order ivermectin without a prescription?

Maybe: Ivermectin is also used in veterinary health. It may be possible to obtain without a prescription. I would not recommend its use for humans or animals unless recommended by a physician or veterinarian respectively! ...Read more

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How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I not contagious to others?

How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I not contagious to others?

Depends: On why you are taking it for, however most of the dosing is only once, or twice over a two week period, however environmental control for example in pediculosis infestation is more important than medical treatment, meaning, laundring linens, not sharing Combs, clothing, etc wish you well ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 280lbs. He took 15g of ivermectin and applied permetherin cream lastnight for 13 hours. He saw new burrows 8 hrs later. Why?

My boyfriend is 280lbs. He took 15g of ivermectin and applied permetherin cream lastnight for 13 hours. He saw new burrows 8 hrs later. Why?

It takes time: It's because the inflammation from scabies lags hours or even several days behind the the mites' activities or survival. The symptoms are mostly from the body's allergic reaction to the mites, droppings, and eggs, and it takes time for allergic reactions to develop. In fact, with successfully treated scabies, it takes up to 2 weeks for new lesions and itching to stop happening. So give it time. ...Read more

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Can ivermectin treat humans with bird mites?

Can ivermectin treat humans with bird mites?

You are asking about: A very complex & difficult problem. Please read this article: http://www. Birdmites. Org/strategies. Html. It will tell you a number of approaches to treating bird mites on humans but as for treating them on your body, you will need eradicate them in your area (a difficult process). ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage of stromectol (ivermectin) for scabies?

Scabies: Ivermectin (Stromectol) dose is 200 mcg/kg orally on an empty stomach with water. 2 or > doses at least 7 days apart is sometimes needed.scabies infestation. Per CDC: “The safety of ivermectin in children weighing less than 15 kg and in pregnant women has not been established.” ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage of stromectol (ivermectin) for scabies?

Ivermectin: Ivermectin (Stromectol) dose is 200 mcg/kg orally on an empty stomach with water. 2 or > doses at least 7 days apart is sometimes needed.scabies infestation. Per CDC: “The safety of ivermectin in children weighing less than 15 kg and in pregnant women has not been established.” ...Read more

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Help please? What is the correct dosage of stromectol (ivermectin) for scabies?

Correct dosage: Ivermectin (Stromectol) dose is 200 mcg/kg orally on an empty stomach with water. 2 or > doses at least 7 days apart is sometimes needed.scabies infestation. Per CDC: “The safety of ivermectin in children weighing less than 15 kg and in pregnant women has not been established.” http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/health_professionals/meds. Html ...Read more

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I was thinking of trying Ivermectin. Is it successful. I've tried permethrine the side effect causes itching.

I was thinking of trying Ivermectin. Is it successful. I've tried permethrine the side effect causes itching.

What are you: Treating? Scabies? Lice? Parasitic worms? Are you talking about oral or topical? These are prescription meds in the US; not sure about where you are. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I want to buy ivermectin in austraila or amercia, do I need doctor's approval document? Just buy for free?

If I want to buy ivermectin in austraila or amercia, do I need doctor's approval document? Just buy for free?

Prescription needed: A doctor's prescription is needed for ivermectin (Stromectol). The medication is for treating parasitic infections such as worm infections. It is also used for treating scabies mites. ...Read more

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I continue having new outbreaks, 44hrs after taking po Ivermectin for mild scabies, is this normal? Or does this mean tx has failed/isn't effective?

Consider the process: The break out of scabies develops with an immune reaction to the debris left by the living mite in its burrows. Once you kill the mite, it may take a few weeks for the intense itching and bodily reaction to fade, because the drug does not remove the triggering material form your body. I would give it some time before I consider it a failure. ...Read more

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May I take the ivermectin pills for the starting stage of a skin rash?

May I take the ivermectin pills for the starting stage of a skin rash?

Resistant scabies: Ivermectin is used for worms or resistant cases of scabies one time only. For scabies a topical medication overnight is first choice. ...Read more

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Does ivermectin kill all the scabies I have on my body? And how do I convince my family to treat themselves and the house?

Does ivermectin kill all the scabies I have on my body? And how do I convince my family to treat themselves and the house?

YES: Treatment requires a prescription, typically of a topical medication such as: permethrins, crotamiton, or lindane. Ivermectin's use in scabies is effective but is "off label" (ie. Not an fda approved indication). Convincing the family will be easy but space limitations can't do justice to this topic- go to the cdc website for the best answer-http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites//scabies/. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have scabies after 4months, w/multi doses of Ivermectin, to be reinfected/still have it. But not have gave it to husband or 2 sons?

Need details: How many doses??? Standard is 2------TWO. Were your husband and son treated AT THE SAME TIME???? It is necessary to treat everyone in the home, EVERYONE, including those without symptoms. If they were not treated you would be reinfested. Were you treated with permethrum? Are you sure it is scabies? What was the source? If you have not yet seen a dermatologist, now is a good time. ...Read more

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Permethrin failed 4 times. Took first dose of Ivermectin 2 days ago. Still feeling crawling sensation on skin. Normal? Or sign of Ivermectin failure?

Permethrin failed 4 times. Took first dose of Ivermectin 2 days ago. Still feeling crawling sensation on skin. Normal? Or sign of Ivermectin failure?

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. ...Read more

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Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Mazotti reaction?: The drug itself, which is used to treat certain parasitic infections, doesn't cause the fever or night sweats. Usually, it's your immune system that causes the symptoms because of the massive. ...Read more

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I was prescribed ivermectin 3mg tablets for 12 days to treat scabies. Can I use some type of otc topical cream for the itch?

I was prescribed ivermectin 3mg tablets for 12 days to treat scabies. Can I use some type of otc topical cream for the itch?

Yes: This medication can be combined with an oral steroid. Start with 1% hydrocortisone - mix a good portion with an eczema cream and spread over affected areas within 3 minutes after shower/bath. See your MD for alternative prescription strength creams if this is not helpful. Itch will stop when the body absorbs the dead mite from the skin.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-scabies-overview ...Read more

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Is stromectol (ivermectin) a good treatment for scabies and how would I dose it if I weigh 200lbs? I was thinking of buying some online.

Ivermectin: Ivermectin is a treatment that is used to treat scabies. Typically Permethrin cream is first choice, however. Both require a prescription. There is a picture of scabies on the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I would like to know what is the proper dosage for taking ivermectin in plain mg. And lbs. Not kg. For nor. Scabies and does it kill eggs?

Ivermectin: Dose is 0.2mg/kg. Average weight of an adult is 70 kg, which is 14mg. There are 2.2 lb per kg. Scabies don't usually leave eggs, so the Ivermectin will kill the bugs. ...Read more

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Took 1st dose ivermectin for scabies 12-1-16 been washing all clothes worn everyday since 1st dose. When is it safe to not have to wash everyday?

Took 1st dose ivermectin for scabies 12-1-16 been washing all clothes worn everyday since 1st dose. When is it safe to not have to wash everyday?

Question not clear: Ivermectin should kill the mites the first day. As for clothing, you can either wash garments or not wear them for a week to rid them of scabies mites. ...Read more

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If I pay for a consult on here, will a dr give a prescription for oral Ivermectin? Cannot wait another 2 months for my derm referral. Losing my mind!

If I pay for a consult on here, will a dr give a prescription for oral Ivermectin? Cannot wait another 2 months for my derm referral. Losing my mind!

Cannot predict that: HealthTap PRIME began 2 years ago in 2014 and is a Primary Care service. A patient connects with the first available doctor. Different doctors are online at various times. A consultation ends each time, and the doctor does not follow-up after the consultation. Fees are the same, regardless of whether or not the doctor decides to prescribe medication (certain drugs are not available on HealthTap). ...Read more

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Ivermectin (Definition)

Ivermectin is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more