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Can ivermectin treat other conditions besides infections from worms?

Ivermectin (Mectizan, Stromectol) can be used for other conditions besides infections from worms. In addition to treating strongyloidiasis (threadworm) and onchocerciasis (river blindness), ivermectin can treat head and pubic lice and also scabies, an itchy skin condition caused by small mites living under the skin. If you have any of these conditions, talk to your doctor about whether ivermectin is the right treatment for you.

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