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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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 icliniq.com. 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 Phys...  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 ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

My daughter is very weak, and she is a bad eater. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have two kids, an 11 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. They both frequently complain about pain in their legs, which gets very severe many times and settles on giving them Paracetamol. I feel my daughter is very weak physically, and she refuses to eat everything except junk food...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the leg pain, it can be due to the growth of the bones and muscles in children. These generally settle down with time. Other reason can be vitamin D3 deficiency. So, consult a pediatrician for a check up. Any local cause can be identified after examining. The ...  Read Full »

I have thick skin pads, redness, and pain when out in sunlight. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thick skin pads on my cheeks, and the symptoms have all the hallmarks of rosacea, redness, itchiness, pain in sunlight, blushing, etc. I was becoming very self-conscious of my face and wondered if I could do anything to reduce the symptoms. It started almost 10 to 15 years ago, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it seems to be a manifestation of rosacea. Please send good quality photographs taken in natural light to confirm the diagnosis and to provide you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

How to get cured of small white worms or mites coming out of my skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I seem to have small white worms or mites coming out of my skin. It also appears to be covered with tiny black splinters or spores and tiny black fibers. They are making tunnels through my skin and destroying my face. My best friend had similar symptoms a year ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a parasitic infestation with a secondary bacterial infection. I would suggest the following : 1) Apply 5 Percent Permethrin cream on day one and day seven (all over the body below the neck) at night, keep it for eight to 12 hours, then wash it the next ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of body lice obtained from the hostel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I got infested by body lice in my hostel. Now, it is getting worse. Please suggest some treatment to get rid of it.  Read Full »

Dr. Gulhima Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Body lice can be extremely distressing, and I suggest you follow these steps: Maintain personal hygiene by bathing with regular soap and water in all the seasons. Avoid too much of huddling and overcrowding with your hostel mates. Treatment must be taken simultaneously...  Read Full »

Are my penile bumps and whole body itching related to scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps on my penis. And I started feeling itchy all over my body. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like scabies, which is caused by a mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is characterized by lesions between fingers, genitals, and elsewhere with more itching during the night. It can spread by contact and clothes. ...  Read Full »

Why do I have occasional dull aches on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasionally been experiencing dull aches on right side of the abdomen, about 4 to 5 inches right of the belly button, and about 3 inches below the ribs, from two weeks. I just had an ultrasound of the abdomen and kidneys, and everything is normal. What can this be? It just comes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be due to an acidity and gastritis. Do you also have nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat, or chest burning? Try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicin...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some preventive measures for elephantiasis.

Query: Hi doctor, Two of my neighbors are infected with elephantiasis. I am afraid as mosquitos are frequent in our area. Please suggest me the measures of prevention.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Filariasis is transmitted by culex mosquito. So, I appreciate your knowledge that you know filariasis transmitted by mosquito bite. The most efficient first step for prevention is to avoid mosquito bites by using personal protection measures. Use skin cream available fo...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy skin rashes present all over the body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I am 4'11 inches in height and 57.7 kg in weight. I have skin rashes almost all over my body, particularly on my arms, abdomen, and legs. It started about three weeks ago. They are very itchy, and I took anti-histamine medicines. I used topical ointment as we...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The itchy rash does occur due to a variety of reasons. Please tell me when you have them. How and from where they started. Does any other contact of yours have such lesions? A clear photo of all different lesions helps a lot. Whatever description I gathered and the m...  Read Full »

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