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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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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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Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

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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Treating scabies (Tip)

Norwegian scabies is a hardier species of scabies that causes "crusted scabies". ...See more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Seek evaluation and treatment from a healthcare professional
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Wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc in warmest water fabric can tolerate
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Avoid exposure to others as much as possible
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Consider treatment sprays for couches, curtains, and other fabrics
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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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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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Treating scabies (Tip)

Scabies causes itching, but treatment of scabies may actually make the itching worse for a while. ...See more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
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Try a constipating diet
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Try BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast)
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See a GI doctor (gastrointestinal specialist)
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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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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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Treating scabies (Tip)

Scabies often needs a second treatment round. ...See more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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How to cure scabies without permethrin treatment?

Ivermectin: Oral treatment with Ivermectin is an alternative to topical permethrin. All close personal contacts must be treated to prevent reinfestation. ...Read more

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Is antihistamines for treating eczma?

Is antihistamines for treating eczma?

Eczema: Although not necessarily the main treatment option in eczema, the use of antihistamines to calm down the itch associated with eczema seems to help quite a bit. Remember that eczema is the itch that rashes, the more you scratch the worse it is. ...Read more

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Treating Folliculitis (Checklist)

Make sure your skin can air out, and is not covered up or sweaty
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Take a shower or bath. Change towels and clothes.
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Use antibiotics one to three times a day, as prescribed by doctor
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How to treat scabies itching?

How to treat scabies itching?

Scabies: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Antihistamines can be used for itching. ...Read more

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Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Permethrin: I checked Drugs.Com and the only listed indication was as a scabicide for Sarcoptes scabiei. ...Read more

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Treating scabies (Tip)

Do wash bedding, towels, and clothing in hot water and treat close contacts at the same time. ...See more

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Treating a Stye (Checklist)

Avoid putting on eye makeup
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Avoid using contacts
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Place a warm washcloth on the eye
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