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Strongyloides sufferer - reaction to Ivermectin
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Strongyloides sufferer - reaction to Ivermectin


I am going thru a re-infection of strongyloides, even though I am under the care of Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
Three months ago they agreed I should be prescribed oral steroids for my lung infection, on the basis they had given me three does of Ivermectin and it should have killed the buggers.

The rashes started straight away and have gradually got worse.

I returned to HTD a couple of weeks ago as I knew I was goimg thru a re-infection and this was proved by blood serology test.

I have been given 4 doses of ivermectin to be taken at weekly intervals.
I seem to be reacting much more badly to the Ivermectin this time round. last year I had what I would term a chronic stronyloides infection whereas now it is acute.

I took the Ivermectin 4 days ago and the rashes are worsening from feet thru to neck. I am also on Antibiotics because my lungs are not good.

Should I expect a worsening of urticaria? Can Ivermectin cause strongyloides to go crazy and spread so as to speak? when should the urticaria calm down?

My back -in between my shoulder blades itches like crazy at night. The specialist says the urticaria is an allergic re-action but I am concerned the lava are actually in the spots.

If they are, should I be washing my sheets and night clothes every night?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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