How Can Ivermectin Treat Covid-19
Ivermectin is a parasite drug that can be used to treat against parasite infections. One of the more common parasite infections is head lice. Having head lice can be an embarrassing experience, and ever child has experienced a head lice scare in their class. One kid will get head lice and all of the parents will start worrying about which kids have lice. It can be a very awkward situation for the child that first brought head lice into the classroom, and as a kid, it’s very difficult to feel like something is your fault. Ivermectin can help with this embarrassing situation by being applied to the infected area on the skin, or taken in pill form by mouth. The drug is also effective in other animals, usually as a way to combat parasites like heartworms. Heartworms are tiny worms that can actually live in the heart of an animal and are spread from animal to animal with mosquito bites.
What Ivermectin is made for
Heartworm infections can damage an animal’s lungs and heart, so they are very dangerous and potentially life threatening. Recently, it has been discovered that Ivermectin may be effective against other issues besides parasites. Namely, the Covid-19 virus. Covid-19 is a virus that is extremely contagious and dangerous because a host can be infected without knowing it and spread the virus without showing any symptoms. Some estimates say that the virus can take 7 days to start showing symptoms in the host, which means the host could be unknowingly spreading the virus for a week and feel completely fine. The virus has caused an international pandemic with many infections and deaths, so people, governments, and companies all over the world have been working together to try to find the optimal solution to this issue.
What Ivermectin can treat
Since you can be infected with the disease and unknowingly spread it, it makes sense that people should get tested to know whether or not they have it. Unfortunately, although this makes sense, there are not enough tests for everyone to take it. Plus, there is no test that is 100% accurate. Because there are questions of accuracy among the tests, a difficult question arises about whether or not you should risk going out and spreading the virus even if you have taken a test and received a result saying that you don’t have the virus. This could be a false result. Another solution could be a vaccine. If a vaccine existed, then people could all get it and be protected during this pandemic. Unfortunately, this is also not a good solution simply because the vaccine currently does not exist. If a vaccine were to exist, though, this could be the best way to address this issue.
Right now, even though it is not a popular idea, the best solution is to simply stay inside. Everyone should quarantine themselves as if they have the virus so that it cannot be spread. Those with the virus will hopefully recover and develop antibodies to be resistant to getting the disease again, and theoretically, it would eventually be safe to go out again and not have to worry about spreading the virus. This is an unpopular idea however, because humans are social creatures and most of us don’t want to have to stay inside all of the time. If there were an effective treatment against the virus, this would also be helpful, but currently everything is being tested thoroughly before being proclaimed to be a cure. Ivermectin is one of the drugs that is being tested to see if it is effective against Covid-19.
Australian researchers are claiming that this drug killed the Coronavirus in a laboratory setting in less than 48 hours. However, those researchers are not using this as a basis to tell people to self-medicate. That could be dangerous because there are different versions of the drug that are specifically used to treat dogs for heartworms and humans for lice. Neither of these versions is intended for Covid-19, and people should only get that drug with a prescription from their doctor. It is important to remember that the best defense against this virus is to stay at home and not unintentionally spread it.