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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Can I switch from Metronidazole to Soolantra cream for rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, I live in a tropical country, where the exposure to the sun is too much. My skin used to be fair before moving to this country. Back in my country, I used to never go out in the sun. After I moved here, my skin is burnt. It was red at first, and then the blood vessels were visible. I s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indeed your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are more in favor of acne rosacea.This is a chronic and recurrent condition characterized by erythema with flushing sensation, predominantly affecting the cheeks. The management of rosacea needs to be hol...  Read Full »

What to do if there are worms in your child's poop and urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years and 3 months old. Nowadays, we are seeing that she is wetting her bed. We checked urine RE. Everything shows normal. But we find that a tiny white worm is dancing in her stool and urine although after a regular checkup she has taken syrup Zentel (10 ml). Please a...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. These worms are due to worm infestation in the intestine and as a result, when they come from the anal region, they probably crawl to the vaginal area, and that is why you are seeing worms in the urine too. You need to give Bandy plus ...  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 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 »

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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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 ava...  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 icliniq.com. Always it is advisable that the child is dewormed every six months. Bandy-Plus (Ivermectin and Albendazole) 5 mL 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 hist...  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 at night, a...  Read Full »

Can I give two doses of Albendazole to my 1.5-month-old baby in a short interval?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year 5 month old now. He was treated with Albid suspension for worm before two months. Again he has same symptoms of worm infection now. What can I do? Is it safe to give him Albid or other medicine for worm within short interval of two months? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can give him Albid (Albendazole) 10 ml at night before sleep. But, I suggest you to give syrup Bandy Plus (combination of Albendazole and Ivermectin) 10 ml at night before sleep. Because, Albid contains only Albendazole while Bandy Plus contains Albenda...  Read Full »

I had severe itching of the skin, followed by welts and wheals. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this skin problem that I first noticed before three years. My skin will itch like crazy and break out into welts and hives. The symptoms will last for a few hours then go away. Some days I experience more than two outbreaks. The itching, bumps, and hives most likely appear after I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the pictures and taken note of your concerns. I think the underlying cause is a parasitic infestation which is known to give rise to itching in evenings and nights and also results in the formation of wheals as noticed in the pictures. The treatment for...  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 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

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 morning. D...  Read Full »

I am a 51-year-old female treated with Ivermectin for worm infection. Should I be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. My past medical history includes anxiety, adult ADHD, hypertension, and RLS. Taking medications such as Clonazepam BID PRN, Cyclobenzaprine, Ropinirole, and Methylphenidate BID (I just take PRN for work). My past surgical history includes four C-sections, a gast...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. It is unfortunate that you had to undergo multiple rounds of hospital visits despite not getting desired results to your satisfaction. It would be ideal to know that the hospitals have set standard operating procedures (SOPs) for managing patients who enter va...  Read Full »

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