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Warning against DIY treatments after head lice drug ‘stops coronavirus growing’

Warning against DIY treatments after head lice drug ‘stops coronavirus growing’

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Ivermectin, 3 mg tablet, as sold in the USA. Brand name: Stromectol, manufactured by Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals. It is also sold under brand names Heartgard and Sklice. Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent, traditionally against parasitic worms. It is mainly used in humans in the treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness), but is also effective against other worm infestations (such as strongyloidiasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis, filariasis and enterobiasis), and some epidermal parasitic skin diseases, including scabies. From Wikipedia: Ivermectin is currently being used to help eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Americas, and to stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis around the world in programs sponsored by the Carter Center using ivermectin donated by Merck. The disease is endemic in 30 African countries, six Latin American countries, and Yemen, according to studies conducted by the World Health Organization. The drug rapidly kills microfilariae, but not the adult worms. A single oral dose of ivermectin, taken annually for the 10- to 15-year lifespan of the adult worms, is all that is needed to protect the individual from onchocerciasis.
Ivermectin is usually used to treat head lice (Picture: Getty Images)

Health authorities in Australia have warned the public against trying to treat coronavirus at home, saying that drugs which show promise in the treatment of the virus could be fatal.

The warning comes after a study found that the drug Ivermectin, which is usually used to treat head lice, stops coronavirus growing in cell culture. Despite this, Victoria health minister Jenny Mikakos said she didn’t want to see people ‘rushing out to pharmacies or their supermarkets buying lice treatments’.

She said: ‘I just want to stress that because we’ve heard about people overseas who have heard about potential developments and then have ingested drugs that have been used in a completely inappropriate way and have died as a result.’

In the US, a man died and his wife was hospitalised when they drank a fish-tank cleaning chemical containing chloroquine after it emerged that had also shown promise as a treatment for coronavirus.

A sign outside Watford General Hospital relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 14, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus . Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
The death toll in the UK continues to rise. (Picture: PA)

Kylie Wagstaff, who led researchers at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Doherty Institute in the study of head lice treatment, said the team was ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the drug’s potential, according to ABC.

She said: ‘What we need to figure out now is whether those safe dosages that we know work in people are also effective on the virus.’

In Australia, coronavirus has so far killed 35 people with 5,687 recorded cases.

The death toll in the UK now stands at 4,313 after a record rise of 708 on Saturday. Seven health workers have died from the virus so far.

Earlier today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that if Britons flout social distancing rules to take advantage of the good weather this weekend ‘all exercise’ outside could be banned.

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