by Micheal Smith - Nov 26, 2021
Over the last thirty years or so, Ivermectin has been constantly evolving from just a veterinary drug to a “magic potion” for ectoparasitic diseases and nematodal infestations in people. This orally consumable medicine managed to breathe new life in the overall management of parasitic infections for which everyone had to turn to topical drugs previously. This topic will tell you a bit about how effective this product can be against several parasitic diseases.
Scabies: At the moment, Ivermectin is the only recommended medication available against scabies. Medical researchers gave two doses of oral Ivermectin seven days apart to act on a recently hatched scabietic nymph. If the case is too severe or persistent, doctors often combine Ivermectin with other topical medicines, such as Permethrin.
Demodicosis: Doctors say that both topical and oral variants of Ivermectin can be effective in patients suffering from demodicosis. HIV patients will benefit more from the oral version of Ivermectin.
Rosacea: You won’t need something as powerful as oral Ivermectin to treat rosacea. Ivermectin 1% cream is effective enough against this problem. Even the FDA approves of this product. It doesn’t just target Demodex folliculorum, but even reduces the inflammation resulting from the condition.
Cheyletiella dermatitis: Ivermectin is exceptionally effective in managing infestations by Cheyletiella species in households having more than one cat. This particular type of dermatitis affecting humans regresses spontaneously within three weeks of eliminating the mites. With orally consumable Ivermectin, it’s possible to prevent the recurrence of diseases in humans.
Filariasis: People with filariasis may display positive results in the immunochromatographic test while others have microfilaremia. Both problems require treatment with antifilarial medicine. While Ivermectin is effective enough against microfilaria, it won’t do you much good if you use it to get rid of an adult worm. The World Health Organization suggests using Ivermectin and Albendazole for proper management of the condition.
Cutaneous larva migrans: One dose of Ivermectin has a cure rate of seventy-seven to one hundred percent against cutaneous larva migrans. The lower limit of the cure rate can increase to ninety-seven percent after one or two supplementary doses. Tract formation will stop within just two days. However, one dose of Ivermectin may not be equally effective against hookworm folliculitis.
Strongyloidosis: Oral Ivermectin is now the first-line treatment for both acute and chronic strongyloidosis. Taking orally consumable Ivermective consecutively for two days can be profoundly more effective against cutaneous larva currens. However, in cases of hyperinfection syndrome, it’s best to stop immunosuppressive therapy or reduce along with initiation of oral Ivermectin and Albendazole Tablets every day. The patient has to continue taking the drug for two weeks until stool or sputum examinations become negative.
Doctors combine different anti-parasitic agents as patients are becoming more and more resistant to drugs. If it’s onchocerciasis, physicians recommend taking Ivermectin and Doxycycline as the two medicines are much more effective against microfilaremia. It won’t be as effective if a patient uses only Ivermectin. However, experts prescribe taking Albendazole with Ivermectin as these two products don’t modify the kinetic behavior of each other.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.