ivermectin dosage chart and info
Katee

Homewood, IL

#441 Nov 3, 2013
ok vss, I don't always disagree with you as you can see. I agree about my boyfriend, but some people only follow the rules and that's what the doc said, so darnit he doesn't color outside the lines.

I am only guessing that I may have reinfection because of the intensity is increasing for the crawling and itching and the fact that I'm getting bites again (on my face for God's sake!). Like I said, I'm worried a little bit about these getting resistant to ivermectin as well after continuing for a long period of time. There's a lot of information out there (mostly from Australia, they seem to be really serious about dealing with scabies) that suggest there is ivermectin resistance.

Not that there are many other options, ivermectin is the best choice and better used with permethrin, I'll still stand by that and think people should go that route first. BUT here I am still having issues, so I'm going to give the albendazole a shot too. If it does nothing, I always have the bottle of ivermectin in the fridge. I may continue both at the same time, more info searching to be done before I make that decision.

Thank you Sweetkitten, you sound like a very sweet person! I'm very happy you are feeling better. You NEED those grandchildren, they are your best medicine.

I've had a terrible bout with antibiotics recently that is now over (hives) thankfully. I do think there might be something to what you're saying because my doc gave me antibiotics after my scabies treatment. He had told me that could happen and it did indeed.
Katee

Homewood, IL

#442 Nov 5, 2013
Hi, I have to post this here too. On Rxlist.com , I was looking at albendazole to see if there are side effects and found this:

Albendazole can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. To be sure your blood cells do not get too low, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

I'm not so sure the bacterial infections have anything to do with die off OR scabies. I'm not trying to be contrary either, just want people to not jump on anything until they read up and check things out, and to be careful. I realize this thing makes us desperate for any answers.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#443 Nov 5, 2013
Katee wrote:
Hi, I have to post this here too. On Rxlist.com , I was looking at albendazole to see if there are side effects and found this:

Albendazole can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. To be sure your blood cells do not get too low, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

I'm not so sure the bacterial infections have anything to do with die off OR scabies. I'm not trying to be contrary either, just want people to not jump on anything until they read up and check things out, and to be careful. I realize this thing makes us desperate for any answers.
I for one appreciate your post. I am no expert on the use of Albendazole. I just know it cured me when nothing else worked. As I said in a earlier post, I did a kidney and liver function panel last week and after two months of using Albendazole my lab work came back normal. Everyone taking Albendazole should consider the risks of any medication.
Katee

Homewood, IL

#444 Nov 5, 2013
Hi, after you used the Albendazole, did you notice any residual itching or crawling, or post scabies symptoms? Or was it just all gone?

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#445 Nov 5, 2013
Katee wrote:
Hi, after you used the Albendazole, did you notice any residual itching or crawling, or post scabies symptoms? Or was it just all gone?
No residual itching or crawling, all symptoms faded over time. By the 26th day there were no more eggs hatching. If you are worried I suggest you stop taking it. You will have some very serious infection over the course of a month, if you are this concerned now how will you cope when the Albendazole is working?
Katee

Homewood, IL

#446 Nov 5, 2013
No, I haven't actually started it yet. I'm just asking questions because of what I've been through having used all the other methods. I never lost the itchy, crawly feelings, tho the lesions are much less. I'm just a curious person, and I tend to research to death. There is also multiple myeloma in my family, which is why I was most concerned when I read about the blood cells issue so that's just on my personal note and I'm not likely to try it because of that. I'm not judging anyone, just asking what your experience was because I'm curious if it is different than with ivermectin.

My doc keeps telling me there is nothing on my skin, but the crawling and itching is really bad and I find that hard to believe. I guess I'm just trying to figure out in my head if the doc is right or wrong.
Chickie

Ardsley, NY

#447 Nov 5, 2013
Katee, do you have rashes? Do you think it might be a different mite than scabies? Maybe birdmite?
Katee

Homewood, IL

#448 Nov 5, 2013
No not birdmites. The only thing the doc found was scabies feces in a scraping. I've never seen a single thing as far as a bug, even though I have a handheld microscope on my laptop that I use every time I feel a crawly. From what I've read, the other mites are larger and darker in color. Some people actually see them emerge from their skin. I don't have anything like that.

I had so many red bumps and scars and after the 4 doses of ivermectin and permethrin, they all faded and disappeared. I get a very few here and there now but they go away quickly, not like the huge nodules I got before. I had 4 biopsies recently that came back as folliculitis. But now 2 months after treatment, why is the itching and crawling getting worse? Reinfection from my boyfriend possibly, don't know. Doc is trying to convince me to go to a neurologist. That's what they do when they run out of answers and it gets too hard for them.
cdl

Missoula, MT

#449 Nov 6, 2013
I am wondering if you have had any luck getting rid of your systems? My husband and I both are struggling with this and have been on Ivermectin twice but it seems to come back. We live in Missoula, MT so I thought I'd reach out to you.
Lyle wrote:
I agree with what Katee is saying. We tried about everything possible, but it only prolonged what I had. After two straight months of taking ivermectin pills, I believe I am done. Tried all this other stuff in between and beforehand, but I didn't see much for results. The cream did nothing for me, so I went on to the invermectin pills. Had to buy them out of India because local doctor's would not give me a prescription for them. If you can use both the cream and the ivermectin, that should do it. My issue with the cream was, the tubes are very small, and don't cover the body well of anyone over about five foot six. I explained that to the doctor, but she acted like I was crazy. We tried the cream 3 times with not much luck, although it did slow them down. As time went on, they were back in full force. Also, the cream is sometimes hard to disperse all over the body, especially in your hair if it is long or thick. Good Luck! I personally believe the pills is what did it for me. My scabies lasted about ten months!
Lyle

Missoula, MT

#450 Nov 7, 2013
My Wife and Myself have an appointment with one of the Doctor's at Associated Dermatology in Helena on Wednesday. We are feeling pretty good after two months of iver, but we do still feel crawling and a itch a little here and there. It is nothing like before. We seen this doc once already, and this time I want her to do a blood test on both of us to verify what is going on. I am hoping by doing a blood test, it will be worth the cost. I must admit, I am believing that many of us may have something different than scabies or a combination of issues going on. I think mine was scabies, but the Doc couldn't really see anything on our skin. I want this over, so now I need to step up and pay regardless of cost. Since your so close to Helena, they seem to be a good office, as they will take payments, and work with people. The locals wanted payment upon each visit.
Lyle

Missoula, MT

#451 Nov 7, 2013
As i mentioned earlier, the Doc told us that our skin has memory, so if it has been itching for many months, it will continue to itch to some degree. It makes sense, but I didn't think our skin has a "memory". With that said, people who think that after treating even with iver, that all the itching just disappears, are wrong. The way I look at it is that it took months for us to get whatever it really is, and it will take many months to get rid of it all.
Katee

Homewood, IL

#452 Nov 7, 2013
I hope you're right Lyle. My itching is getting worse. I cry all the way home after work but go right to the mirror and nothing. For all the itching and crawling I feel, I should be consumed by sores. Just one little red patch on my cheek and some red spots on my legs that are extremely small.

I am taking ivermectin again because I don't think I took it long enough. We'll see how it goes and if anything changes. It's now about 2 months after my last treatment with perm and ivermectin(end of August).
Lyle

Missoula, MT

#453 Nov 7, 2013
Katee, we been about 4 months after last iver treatment, and still fee stuff sometimes. Never give up and hold your head up.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#454 Nov 8, 2013
Katee wrote:
I hope you're right Lyle. My itching is getting worse. I cry all the way home after work but go right to the mirror and nothing. For all the itching and crawling I feel, I should be consumed by sores. Just one little red patch on my cheek and some red spots on my legs that are extremely small.
I am taking ivermectin again because I don't think I took it long enough. We'll see how it goes and if anything changes. It's now about 2 months after my last treatment with perm and ivermectin(end of August).
I'm sure you know this but will mention it anyway...ivermectin should be taken based on your weight, it should be taken once every 8 days for 4 weeks. Apply permethrin over your entire body because the mites will flee to areas where the permethrin is not applied. Leave the permethrin on your skin for 8-14 hours before bathing. If you are lucky enough to not have the resistant strain of Scabies mites then you should be cured in 30-45 days. If not, then it's time to take it to the next level. Hoping you are cured soon.
Daniel

Kyle, TX

#456 Nov 8, 2013
also i took the injectable about every 2-3 days ivermectin
Katee

Homewood, IL

#457 Nov 8, 2013
Thanks sweets, that's how I used it for my last treatment...the right way. I think the 4 weeks were not enough now, either that or my boyfriend is reinfecting me (he only did 2 weeks). I also read that maybe the current thinking on dosage for ivermectin may be low, so I'm increasing it just a tiny bit.

Hi Daniel, how long did you take it? I can't take it that much, gives me bad back pain and other issues I wouldn't expound upon. Once a week is probably all I can do. I swear I feel like a train wreck.

I also read that scabies often has itching as the ONLY symptom, that they don't always create a rash and bumps, and reading that has me even more worried. It was on a webpage for some dermatologist and I can try to find it if anyone wants to see it. Of course I left her a comment, because of course she's one who says they don't go on your head, etc.

Since: Nov 13

UK

#458 Nov 9, 2013
Ivermectin tablets on eBay , come with the dosage enclosed they are for humans and they cure the critters there is a benzoyl benzote gel that has a neat anaesthetic action so whilst the tablets work the itch gets sorted and double the defence , hey presto scabies no more yeah
Gal22

Fort Worth, TX

#459 Nov 9, 2013
Daniel wrote:
also i took the injectable about every 2-3 days ivermectin
where did you get the injectable? Is is Noromectine inj for cattle as you use for oral? how do you dosage it? same way as oral?
Katee

Homewood, IL

#461 Nov 17, 2013
Wondering how you are doing Itchee.??
Lyle

United States

#462 Nov 17, 2013
Yes, by all means research any site before you order. I am certain there is many sites to order from. I am only giving my own experience, here. I had good luck with them on all three orders. I never paid handling fee, maybe I just got lucky. I had read their reviews previously, but hadn't seen a lot of bad ones at the time. They treated me right. Find a supplier your comfortable with.

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