How long does Ivermectin take to work?

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WiscScabies

Madison, WI

#1 Mar 5, 2010
Hi guys,

How long after taking my first dose of Ivermectin can I touch clean clothes and stuff? I am not asking when the itching goes away. I am asking as to when are the mites dead? I have been told to take a second dose a week later.

Thanks!
IZO

Port Huron, MI

#2 Mar 5, 2010
Hi,
I don't believe ALL my mites were dead after taking the "prescription" Stromectol. I did it two times. One week apart both times. So, for one month, I did the prescription kind.
Now, I am doing the horse paste - 1.87% Ivermectin Horse Paste.
The worst problem I am having is my hands/fingers were FULL of mites. They have been SO painful that touching ANYTHING hurt!!! I have at times 10 bandaids on my fingertips! They like the hands, as we touch everything. Even the other sores on our body, scratching, etc.
I think that might be a question for your pharmacist and for yourself to see where you are, physically.
I still have little mites coming out of my skin as well. So does Patty. So ... it is going to mostly be up to "you" as to when "you" think it is safe.
It also depends on how LONG you have had the critters. Patty has had hers 1 year, me, I have had them for 3 years and just got diagnosed with Morgellons Disease. It is still a mite - the CDC has NOT come out with ANY type of report as to exactly what it is since 2006 when they first started their study. So ,.. how long have you had then? If it is only a short time, then you might be okay. Others of us have been infected for SO long. If only you knew HOW HARD it was to get my Dr to PRESCRIBE THE STROMNECTOL!!!! WOW!!! It took 3 WEEKS from the time I asked for the Dr to CALL the insurance company!!! It needed a pre-auth!
Good luck!
IZO
WiscScabies

Madison, WI

#3 Mar 6, 2010
Wow I am sorry you are in so much pain. I had scabies about 4 months ago and was given premethrin. However, I had a severe allergic reaction after the first treatment, so then I was given Ivermecting. It was all good after that but that I got scabies again 2 weeks ago. I know that this is not the original infestation as none of my family that I visited have had scabies. I am in college and so I could have easily contracted it at a party or in class. I am guessing it is someone who I probably gave it to 4 months ago, who just transferred it back. I have been given Ivermectin again and I just did the first treatment today. I thought my itching was bad but I am sure yours is a lot worse.

I had no problems with getting a prescription either time. Maybe its because I am allergic to Premethrin. I didn't even know what it was and the doctor just presribed and I picked it up 15 minutes later at Walgreens.

I have heard of Morgellons but I don't think I have that. Don't you have threads on your body that are different colored and large bruises?

I hope you get better soon!

Thanks for the help!
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#4 Mar 6, 2010
IZO wrote:
Hi,
I don't believe ALL my mites were dead after taking the "prescription" Stromectol. I did it two times. One week apart both times. So, for one month, I did the prescription kind.
Now, I am doing the horse paste - 1.87% Ivermectin Horse Paste.
The worst problem I am having is my hands/fingers were FULL of mites. They have been SO painful that touching ANYTHING hurt!!! I have at times 10 bandaids on my fingertips! They like the hands, as we touch everything. Even the other sores on our body, scratching, etc.
I think that might be a question for your pharmacist and for yourself to see where you are, physically.
I still have little mites coming out of my skin as well. So does Patty. So ... it is going to mostly be up to "you" as to when "you" think it is safe.
It also depends on how LONG you have had the critters. Patty has had hers 1 year, me, I have had them for 3 years and just got diagnosed with Morgellons Disease. It is still a mite - the CDC has NOT come out with ANY type of report as to exactly what it is since 2006 when they first started their study. So ,.. how long have you had then? If it is only a short time, then you might be okay. Others of us have been infected for SO long. If only you knew HOW HARD it was to get my Dr to PRESCRIBE THE STROMNECTOL!!!! WOW!!! It took 3 WEEKS from the time I asked for the Dr to CALL the insurance company!!! It needed a pre-auth!
Good luck!
IZO
Izo: Keep washing your hands ALOT.... And use those WET ONES wipes, too. Sam used to soak his feet in warm water with borax in it, as his feet were heavily infested. maybe you can do this with your hands, and add some hydrogen peroxide to it. but, then again, the mites move up to the water line and reenter the body. you can put vaseline at the water line, so they can't move and reenter your body. concentrate on your hands.
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#5 Mar 6, 2010
WiscScabies wrote:
Hi guys,
How long after taking my first dose of Ivermectin can I touch clean clothes and stuff? I am not asking when the itching goes away. I am asking as to when are the mites dead? I have been told to take a second dose a week later.
Thanks!
Hi Wisc. If you are worried about infesting laundry, you can wear those vinyl gloves. Or, right before laundry, wash your hands. wash everything you touch, this includes the broom, keys, wallets, purses, everything you touch on a regular basis, the seat belt, steering wheel, gear shift, REMOTE CONTROL should be in a plastic bag, etc.

BUT, if you are taking ivermectin, you need to let the ivermectin med work into your skin, so washing isn't a good idea within 24 hours after taking iver.
Vizio

Liberty, IN

#6 Mar 20, 2010
Joe,

I'm planning on doing my first dose of iver tonight. I fell asleep too early last night. I do have a couple of questions though. Since it has to work into the skin, I should not do laundry for a day or so? Also, should I wait to shower for a day? I had a shower this morning but I wanted to take an epsom salt bath tonight and then work in Biosilk. Would that be too much if I take the ivermectin after that?
traivs

Columbia, MO

#7 Feb 1, 2011
so ive had scabies for a while now and it got bad becus i didnt treat it intel it was really bad. so the doc gave me premethrin cream or watever and turns out i was allergic to it. but he said i didnt have scabie anymore he said the red bumps and itchin is the allergic reaction. so weeks went by and it was gettin worse to were i could see burrows and red bumps all over my body. they also started showing up on my face, which the doc says they cant get on the face, but i didnt a bunch a research and they said there are rare cases of scabies getting on the face. so i went back and he said that there wasnt enuff proof to say i had it. he thinks im freakin out so much that its causing breakouts. but breakouts dont show up in S-shaped burrows and red bumps. he gave me a dose of stromectol 3mg and i took it at night, empty stomach and water and a change of bedsheets. it seems kinda like it didnt really do anything. but im still having questions which hopefully someone can answer for me.
1. when i take the stromectol and it kills the mites, what happens if i touch other clothes or lay on my bed which still have the scabies down in them? will i get reinfected? or does the stromectol stay in my system for a while, and kills scabies that try and come back.
2. now that i have taken the stromectol, does it kill EVERYTHING? like what happens if it kills the scabies but not the eggs. they are guna hatch and keep reproducing. its like a never ending cycle.

some one please give me answers. this is literally eating my alive. its all i think and talk about. it has made my skin ugly! so please,help me
Lucy Lu

Gainesville, GA

#8 Feb 1, 2011
OMG Travis...I can so feel your pain and I am begining to wonder if we will ever be cured..Considering my daughter has suffered with them for about 8 mths. Myself and grandchild did not become involved unntl about 2 weeks sgo....
traivs

Columbia, MO

#9 Feb 2, 2011
Lucy Lu wrote:
OMG Travis...I can so feel your pain and I am begining to wonder if we will ever be cured..Considering my daughter has suffered with them for about 8 mths. Myself and grandchild did not become involved unntl about 2 weeks sgo....
yeah. like im not going crazy...i know i have it. and my parents and doc jus says im freakin out. they say dont worry about it. but like litterally its very visible and noticeable. and im a really popular dude and not to be full of myself but i am very good looking. i litterally have a notepad of all teh gurls in my fone that i messed with becus i cant remember them. these dam mites make me want to hide and cover all my skin up so it cant be seen. its embarassing how bad it looks and i dont foreal talk or hang with gurls anymore. i just want my life back and ill get it back. i just need answers
Lucy Lu

Gainesville, GA

#10 Feb 2, 2011
Baby you have to be very careful with the girls right now. If that rumor were to get out it would be very hurtful. I took a bleach bath the other day and a couple of hours later I was stinging everywhere. I was told that this was were they were popping out. You might want to give it a try.
traivs

Columbia, MO

#11 Feb 3, 2011
are u sure that will work?
i am willin to do ANYTHING to get rid of these things. but will bleach harm my skin tho
sebastian

Marieville, Canada

#12 Feb 3, 2011
Im a 21 years old young man and i am desperately diying to get rid of this scabies sh*t... I am being very depressed about it, i feel cursed and no one believes me. I even went to a dermatologist and he said i was crazy thinking i still had scabies. When i went to the doctor i was very itchy but those stupid fkin mites hadnt bite me... So the burrows were old and healed so i thought ,,, hey im crazy thinking i still have the zits on me.. Before going to the dermatologist i had done thousands of 5% cream scabies treatment,washed everything in hot water and put in dryer. always tend to be reinfected, now i have full of bites in my back,on my elbows,my neck,legs and stomack. Im literaly going crazy im tired of feelings nasty scabies crawling on me. Im crying so much at this moment. Im ready to do anything in order to get rid of it... One word HELP is someone here reads this and has been through this and knows what exactly to do.. Plz feel free to e-mail me tired_alive@hotmail.com. Have you already felt so alone and discusting if not than see the way im feeling i realy feel like kiling myself...Woow im going crazzzyy
went to the doc

Avon Lake, OH

#13 May 13, 2011
You people who are saying you think you have it and no one will listen need to see a dermatologist. My daughter went to two ERs and a family physician and they didn't know what it was. It wasn't until she went to the dermatologist that the doc scraped some skin and put it under a microscope that they found she had scabies. She has suffered with them for months, needlessly! Go straight to the dermatologist. She doesn't have insurance, and the office call was $58. It's worth it.

Since: Jun 11

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#14 Jun 2, 2011
Lucy Lu wrote:
OMG Travis...I can so feel your pain and I am begining to wonder if we will ever be cured..Considering my daughter has suffered with them for about 8 mths. Myself and grandchild did not become involved unntl about 2 weeks sgo....
Doctors of now help,they don't believe you unless its really bad. Basically we are on our own with this, my opinion. Read all the cures and solutions and pick the best do it all daily and you do it until..........cleaning and all.

Since: Jun 11

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#15 Jun 2, 2011
sebastian wrote:
Im a 21 years old young man and i am desperately diying to get rid of this scabies sh*t... I am being very depressed about it, i feel cursed and no one believes me. I even went to a dermatologist and he said i was crazy thinking i still had scabies. When i went to the doctor i was very itchy but those stupid fkin mites hadnt bite me... So the burrows were old and healed so i thought ,,, hey im crazy thinking i still have the zits on me.. Before going to the dermatologist i had done thousands of 5% cream scabies treatment,washed everything in hot water and put in dryer. always tend to be reinfected, now i have full of bites in my back,on my elbows,my neck,legs and stomack. Im literaly going crazy im tired of feelings nasty scabies crawling on me. Im crying so much at this moment. Im ready to do anything in order to get rid of it... One word HELP is someone here reads this and has been through this and knows what exactly to do.. Plz feel free to e-mail me tired_alive@hotmail.com. Have you already felt so alone and discusting if not than see the way im feeling i realy feel like kiling myself...Woow im going crazzzyy
we feel your pain. its a very long process read all the cures, solutions etc.
ARTnATL

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jul 2, 2011
I'm shocked to see so many reports of non-believing doctors. I didn't ask my doctor, I told him that I wanted ivermectin! I'm just stunned at the ignorance and rampant lack of compassion in the medical field.

I have had scabies only two weeks now, and I think I'm going to beat it. I've read that the parasite cannot live more than three days without a host, so between the cream and the ivermectin (which has a half life of only sixteen hours by the way - meaning that sixteen hours after you take it, it's gone) and the steam cleaner I got to make sure my bed was sanitized, I'm hoping I'll be finished with them very soon.

I wish there was more I could do for each of you. Do look into the steam cleaners. The parasites are very susceptible to heat and the steamer I got was only $29. Well worth it if it kills the bugs and/or eggs on fabric and hard surfaces and prevents any additional suffering.

Have courage and conviction, and you will prevail.
Me too

Hemet, CA

#17 Jul 2, 2011
They live longer than we are told and nothing kills the eggs except for ironing and boiling. I can tell you from experience.

Since: Apr 11

La Jolla, CA

#18 Jul 4, 2011
sebastian wrote:
Im a 21 years old young man and i am desperately diying to get rid of this scabies sh*t... I am being very depressed about it, i feel cursed and no one believes me. I even went to a dermatologist and he said i was crazy thinking i still had scabies. When i went to the doctor i was very itchy but those stupid fkin mites hadnt bite me... So the burrows were old and healed so i thought ,,, hey im crazy thinking i still have the zits on me.. Before going to the dermatologist i had done thousands of 5% cream scabies treatment,washed everything in hot water and put in dryer. always tend to be reinfected, now i have full of bites in my back,on my elbows,my neck,legs and stomack. Im literaly going crazy im tired of feelings nasty scabies crawling on me. Im crying so much at this moment. Im ready to do anything in order to get rid of it... One word HELP is someone here reads this and has been through this and knows what exactly to do.. Plz feel free to e-mail me tired_alive@hotmail.com. Have you already felt so alone and discusting if not than see the way imhsounds so out there feeling i realy feel like kiling myself...Woow im going crazzzyy
Sebastian,
Please go to the imidacloprid thread here in topix. The key to my cure after nine months was Advantix II for dogs over 55 pounds and ivermectin 1.87% horse paste. I know, this is rather out there. But it cured me and I thought I would have those mites forever and said what the heck and tried it. After doing all the other stuff that didn't cure me and I just kept getting sicker and sicker with the mites. Best of luck to you!!!
noscratchymyitch y

Jasper, AL

#19 Jul 5, 2011
I took MULTIPLE doses of Ivermectin before I was cured. I went from Dr. prescription (exhausted all that and couldn't get another perscription because dr's said I was cured, but I wasn't)...to using horse paste.
I took it MANY MANY times over months before I was cured. One dose is a joke. Dr's don't have a clue how to treat this demon. They just think you're crazy after a few visits when you continue to ask for help.
noscratchymyitch y

Jasper, AL

#20 Jul 5, 2011
Also, I used Clove Oil topically. I was totally cured using Iver paste, Clove Oil and DE. If you're interested see my thread "Recent Clinical Study Proves Clove Oil Cures Scabies". God bless you all.

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