Scabies has become increasingly resistant to Nix and Kwelleda leaving people with attempts to get Ivermectin orally by emergency release from the US (not easy – they kept sending me repeated letters with more questions to answer). It is easy for animals as it is a de-worming agent though. A work around is the finding that topical ivermectin 1% has real potential to work. It is now clear that some Roseacea, Blepharitis, and scalp folliculitis is actually an infestation of Dermodex “mange” mites that are ubiquitous in humans but excessive in some.
Chhaiya, Sunita B., et al.
Comparative efficacy and safety of topical permethrin, topical ivermectin, and oral ivermectin in patients of uncomplicated scabies.
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 78.5 (2012): 605.
1% Ivermectin topically had a 100% cure rate for scabies.
Where to get it? Veterinary injectable ivermectin comes as a 1% (10 mg/ml = 1000 mg/100 ml = 1 gm/100 mls). It is sold as Noromectin Injection for Cattle and Swine in Canada
You can get it at Peavey Mart:
(on p. 30)
I’m just not sure they will sell it to anyone…
Next issue deals with the fact some blepharitis, rosacea and scalp folliculitis is actually a “mange” mite infection of Dermodex:
Nix or the ivermectin would be successful at removing that as well though latter is more successful.
Did com across one article using it three times daily though not sure necessary.
Here is an article discussing Dermodex as a cause of chronic blepharitis:
PS – mites live on pillows too so put in hot driver to kill