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Question: Scabies Ivermectin

 agordon - Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:31 pm

This question is for my husband. He has been diagnosed with Scabies for the third time since last October. He has tried the Permitherin cream twice already. This time he requested the oral form Ivermectin. Our question is -- What can we do too get rid of these parasites for good? How soon can we begin washing our linens after taking the treatment? We did not want to infect our linens again because we started to soon. Also, I have not been treated with the oral form as I was with the cream. Do I need a prescription as well? Please help!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:06 am

User avatar Hello,Proper application of permethin kills the parasites but then sometimes a delayed hypersensitivity reaction is misunderstood as relapse and over treatment becomes common.This persistent itch can be treated with antihistamine and external application of steroid creme.

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