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How can a 70-year-old woman overcome scabies?

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Published At September 17, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 70 years old, female with height 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 12 stones 2 Ibs. I have contracted scabies and have been trying to get rid of it with various over-the-counter lotions, and creams. The scabies are in my eyelashes and, as I am registered blind, I find it extremely difficult, and impossible, to deal with it. I understand there is an oral medication, Ivermectin, which is used to get rid of scabies when all else has failed. I am currently taking Amlodipine 5 mg once a day, and Atorvastatin 10 mg once a day. Is this something you could help with?

Answered by Dr. Deepti Shukla

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com

I read your query and understand your concern. First I need to ask you a few questions to confirm the diagnosis of scabies,

1 How much is the itching?

2 Do you get itchy at night?

3 What all medications have you tried for scabies and how?

4. Does anyone in the family have scabies?

5. Since when do you have this?

6. Do you get more itching in between your fingers or wrists?

Kindly revert back with these answers and photos so I can assess and suggest your treatment accordingly.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have very itchy skin. It worsens at night, it keeps me awake. I have used over-the-counter medications - Derbac M, Permethrin 5% cream, petroleum jelly and it seems to be getting worse, made more difficult by the fact that I am registered blind and cannot really see what is happening. Only me at the moment. My husband is 86 which is why I would like to get rid of this quickly. It became noticeable in the early days, I also have Itching between my fingers.

Answered by Dr. Deepti Shukla

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com

Thanks for reverting back. Yes, it is scabies only. Take tablet Ivermectin (Ivermectin, Albendazole) 12 mg- one tablet starting today after food and one tablet after 10 days. 5 % permethrin (Butylated hydroxytoluene, Carbomer homopolymer type B) cream uses one 30 g tube in one go. Use one full tube and apply below the neck all over the body, keep it overnight, and take a bath in the morning. Repeat after 10 days. Levocetirizine (Levocetirizine dihydrochloride) 5 mg tablet one tablet daily for 15 days after food. I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I need a prescription to get Ivermectin. Can you supply this?

Answered by Dr. Deepti Shukla

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com

I am sorry the prescription option is only there when it is a video consultation so I am not getting the option of uploading the prescription also. Kindly talk to icliniq customer care. They might help you out.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Deepti Shukla
Dr. Deepti Shukla

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