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Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication. It is used to treat parasitic infections, such as lice, scabies, ascariasis, trichuriasis, and filariasis. It can be either taken orally or applied topically on the skin.

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I have been diagnosed with strongyloid infection and am taking medications. But the symptoms are still present and the infection appears to be systemic. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a parasitic infection for six months. It has caused a lot of bloating, food allergies, chronic bowel issues, rashes, and aches and pains in my spine. My primary care physician suspects it might be strongyloid larvae cysts in my body and gut. I have now been dia...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have addressed your concern and will answer you. As per your physician's diagnosis, you have been confirmed to have a Strongyloides infection, which is curable. The recommended drug of choice for your case is Ivermectin, with a treatment effectiveness rate of up...  Read Full »

How can I manage lesions on my body after taking Ivermectin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a cyclical facial rash, seborrheic dermatitis, and rosacea for one and a half years. My dermatologists had ruled out fungal and bacterial infection and prescribed the tablet Ivermectin. After taking the tablet, I developed lesions on my face and upper extremities that have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Demodex mites are present in healthy individuals and may have a pathogenic role only when present in high densities. It may clinically not be apparent, but it may multiply rapidly under favorable circumstances, leading to the development of different pathogenic condi...  Read Full »

Why did I see two white worms while cleaning my 7-month-old baby's umbilical cord?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 7 months old. I am worried about my child. Yesterday, I cleaned his umbilical cord and got two white worms. There is no wound in his umbilical cord. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to address this issue as soon as possible. It can become worse and your child can develop new symptoms. Please mention whether you have noticed urine, stools, pus, or blood oozing out from the umbilicus at any time. For worm infestation, give a thorough bat...  Read Full »

Tablet Permethrin and oral Ivermectin are not effective for my scabies. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been diagnosed with severe scabies in my tissues, but my treatments have not been successful. Tablet Permethrin and tablet Ivermectin for two days did not help, and I think I need more days in a row. I wonder if Ivermectin 1% topical lotion would work for my body?. That was prescrib...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you not use both topical and oral Ivermectin simultaneously. You can use only oral Ivermectin because oral therapy kills germs of scabies completely. I suggest you take tablet Ivermectin for three days again. I suggest applying Physi...  Read Full »

I have bumps on my scrotum and, they have not subsided even after treatment. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bumps on my scrotum, and they cause itching. They also cause discomfort, and I cannot sleep because of them. I have also consulted a doctor, and he has given me Metaz cream, tablet Cetjust and tablet Candycef LB 200 mg. He told me that in these 20 days, this would subside. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. In my opinion, you got scabies, a condition caused by a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). And it cannot be seen by naked eyes, but only under the microscope. The symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, a...  Read Full »

Why is my daughter's growth not normal?

Query: Hi doctor, Today, I took my 4.8 years old daughter, who is about 28.6 pounds weight and 3 feet height, to a free growth screening camp. The doctor has suggested the following laboratory tests. LFT, KFT, TSH, CBC, P/S, ESR, vitamin D3, TTG, IgA level, urine and stool routine. She has also prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your daughter's weight and height are just on the lower side of normal. At this age, if everything else is normal, then height is usually constitutional or genetic, which depends on parental weight and height. They might have the growth spurt later. But, important th...  Read Full »

How can I permanantly cure infestation of pinworms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an infestation of pinworms and threadworms for a year now. I am a hygienic clean, single moral person. I have no idea how I got them. Have seen a number of doctors and Reese's, Ivermectin, Mebendazole and now Albenza once a week for five months have not helped. They made a re...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Best is Ivermectin. If resistant, use 5 % Permethrin ointment in whole body. If possible, send me a picture for better advise.  Read Full »

Is it the same scabies that present as big boils in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I suffer from scabies. Doctors prescribed me Permethrin cream, and now I got relief. But some new and little big red boils are showing in my penis, I am scared. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned in history you have scabies, when scabies treatment is taken the parasite causing infection dies and that causes hypersensitivity reaction resulting in appearance of tiny bumps so you might have developed that. But as you mentioned big boils that is ...  Read Full »

Can swimming be the reason for bleeding rashes on legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching in the legs, which resulted in some bleeding due to scratching, I believe. As a background, I swim five times a week and have been taking showers every time I stepped out of the house during this pandemic situation. I have attached the pictures.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and examined your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed scabies. Do you have itch more during night hours? Any other family member do have the same? Any other body parts involved?  Read Full »

How can persistent cough in a young child be treated?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4-year-old daughter has a lingering cough for the past two months. Is it true that if the child is not dewormed, symptoms of a cough and wheezing persist?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Always it is advisable that the child is dewormed every six months. Bandy-Plus (Ivermectin and Albendazole) once in the night after meals. Since the child is having a cough for two months, it is advisable to have an X-ray of the chest. Does your child have a history ...  Read Full »

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