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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 ?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
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