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How long does Stromectol take to get rid of scabies?

I was recently diagnosed with scabies, have no idea how I got them, didn t even know what they were. The only possible explanation I have is staying at a hotel a month before I broke out in itchy bumps, or I have a small dog in the house which I just recently doctored for mites. I have went through 3 rounds of permetherin cream, and my doctor just prescribed Stromectol for me, which I took yesterday. I have done everything that I was supposed to, and still feel like I have something crawling on my scalp. I guess my question long does the Stromectol take to get rid of them. I am going crazy over this!!
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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Just follow my advice. First, disinfect your entire cloths by dipping into Hot water added Dettol for 1 hour.

Dry on the hot sun and well ironized. Apply Permethrin lotion from neck to toe after hot scrub bath by permethrin soap.

Tab antihistamines (Hydroxyzine) to combat the itching. Tab IVERMECTIN 12 mg weekly once for 3 weeks.

Before taking these tablets, ruled out any pathology in the LIVER and KIDNEY.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Puvvula Kishore Kumar, Dermatologist
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