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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.

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?

If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?

Scabies: If you have taken care of any contaminated bedding and clothing and have treated yourself the answer should be no. The scabies can not live without a blood food after two to three days. Check put this link http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/treatment. Html ...Read more

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Treated for scabies 30 hrs ago with po Ivermectin. I sanitized EVERYTHING. Just broke out w/ new itchy red bumps. Does this mean treatment failed?

Reassess diagnosis: Either it's not scabies, or the source is somewhere you haven't accounted for. See your doc to explore other possibilities such as bed bugs, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, syphilis, or many other diagnoses. ...Read more

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My derm can't tell if I have atypical scabies or atopical dermatitis. I get relief but not cure from oral ivermectin and oral immuran, please help?

My derm can't tell if I have atypical scabies or atopical dermatitis. I get relief but not cure from oral ivermectin and oral immuran, please help?

Hard to tell: It's hard to tell without examination. If you have (or your family) asthma, hayfever history and ezema in your childhood, the eczema you have now might be atopic dermatitis. However, if you live in a dorm, share bed with some one, and they happen to have similar itching problem, you might have scabies. Itching from scabies may linger for months after "cure". Atopic dermatitis comes and goes. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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Took Ivermectin pills for scabies, and now on second day have nausea but itching is gone. No new bumps either. Is it die-off?

Took Ivermectin pills for scabies, and now on second day have nausea but itching is gone. No new bumps either. Is it die-off?

Most likely: Many medications cause nausea, without vomiting symptoms may pass. Ivermectin works well for scabies. Most likely the infestation is gone. Make sure all clothes and bedding have been washed in hot water. If symptoms return, consult your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Can 20mg/Doxepen and 1 Allegra (fexofenadine) a day hide/slow a Scabies reinfestation?? Took last Ivermectin 1mth ago. Random bumps still. Not spreading. Tickle/No itch

Can 20mg/Doxepen and 1 Allegra (fexofenadine) a day hide/slow a Scabies reinfestation?? Took last Ivermectin 1mth ago. Random bumps still. Not spreading. Tickle/No itch

No: These medications have little to no effect on the rash itself or reinfestation but can help with itching. Reinfestation is common due to dormant eggs so a second treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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Dermatologist gave us ivermectin & permethrin for scabies. Do we need to use the permethrin twice, or was the one time enough?

Depends on symptoms: Was the ivermectin oral or topical (lotion)? Did they tell you to repeat that dose in 14 days? Some doctors recommend automatically repeating the permethrin in 14 days; others advise on repeating only if there are live mites still present or symptoms persist. You should ask your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long?? rash. Cleand daily. No 1 else affected. Gettn itchy rash on back. Can scabies return after 6 wks?

It can, but: Unlikely in your case, you are still entitled to get other types of skin problems than scabies!! Can't tell what do you exactly have, if you really suffer see your doctor again, good luck ...Read more

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How soon scabies rash return if 4wks Ivermectin&cleaning fail? Random spots? Less itch? Meds before test=no proof. New neck spots&crawly face. What I do?

How soon scabies rash return if 4wks Ivermectin&cleaning fail? Random spots? Less itch? Meds before test=no proof. New neck spots&crawly face. What I do?

Usually 2 wks: With ivermectin you take your pills and are re examined in 2 wks to see if you need a second treatment. Sounds like you do so go back to the doctor ...Read more

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How long does Ivermectin stay in your system to fight scabies? Can I use Tea Tree Oil 24 hrs after taking Ivermectin and topical Permethrin cream?

Unusual choice: Ivermectin stays in your blood for a day. It's an unusual choice of therapy for scabies infestation and is usually reserved for patients who do not have functional immune system. Permethrin alone, applied as directed to the whole body and left on overnight before washing, should do the trick with one initial treatment followed by a second treatment 7 days later if needed. Tea tree oil is ok. ...Read more

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Scared I had Scabies. Took lots Ivermectin. Derm gave Antihist/Prednisone for allergies. Still get random bumps/lines/crawly/slight itch. Masked Scabies?

Scared I had Scabies. Took lots Ivermectin. Derm gave Antihist/Prednisone for allergies. Still get random bumps/lines/crawly/slight itch. Masked Scabies?

Unlikely: What do you mean "for allergies"? I have seen many patients with your problem and usually have not been able to find a cause even after a skin biopsy. Prednisone should not be used for more than a couple of weeks. May try taking a non-sedating antihistamine every 6 hrs (higher than needed for hay fever). If still not helpful, see your derm again or consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis. Biopsy-bacteria. I thought Scabies, took Ivermectin paste. Rash better. Derms wrong? Can Iver kill bacteria?

Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis. Biopsy-bacteria. I thought Scabies, took Ivermectin paste. Rash better. Derms wrong? Can Iver kill bacteria?

Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...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?

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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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

Yes- have it checked: Scabies can be spread on objects such as articles of clothing or bedsheets- therefore, these mites can be potentially spread on the coat of your dog. Have your dog checked out by a veterinarian and if need be, have your dog treated. ...Read more

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My wife and I are dealing with scabies. We're under treatment. She swears she see's very tiny worm like things coming out of her skin tho I can't see?

My wife and I are dealing with scabies. We're under treatment. She swears she see's very tiny worm like things coming out of her skin tho I can't see?

Scabies: Scabies are mites, not worms. They create tracts under the skin and are very itchy. 2 treatments, 1 week apart is best and washing all linen. Make sure everyone gets treated. All the best. ...Read more

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The best treatment for scabies?

The best treatment for scabies?

2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for scabies?

Elimite (permethrin) orLindane: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older.
An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed. ...Read more

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I was told I had scabies about a week ago I got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places I don't want it?

I was told I had scabies about a week ago I got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places I don't want it?

Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more

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Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Yes: Crotamiton (eurax) is a scabicide which can be used to treat scabies. It is available only be prescription from a health care worker. ...Read more

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Nodular scabies treatment, what to do?

Need to see a: Physician for prescription medications. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573456/ or http://pmj. Bmj. Com/content/81/951/7.full ...Read more

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Will I still breakout after the first scabies treatment?

Not sure what you: Mean by breakout. Sometimes treatment needs to be repeated about a week later. Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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Is it okay to interact with people after scabies treatment?

Scabies contagious: If one has come in contact with someone that has scabies, they can contract it. For this reason, we often treat those whom have come in contact with persons with active scabies.

Those whom have already been treated should not be contagious. ...Read more

Stromectol (Definition)

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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
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Ivermectin (Definition)

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