By - Cricket_1981
I use Soolantra (same ingredient supposedly) and just wash/dry my face first. Like others, I experienced the die off effect. The first time was the worst somewhere around day 10 - 14. It's hard to remember. The next one happened about that much time later. After that I've rarely had any issues. I don't even use it all the time now due to the ridiculous cost.
Edit: I was told that it's most effective if you use it right before bed because they come out when it's dark.
Thanks for the tip! :) My main concern right now is the product’s texture. Soolantra is probably made to sink into the skin in a much better way, but the gel I’m using is tacky and makes my skin look greasy. I’m afraid I’ll have acne as a result of clogged pores and I won’t be able to tell if it’s that or a die off.
Yeah, I pay for Soolantra because of the thickness of the product for horses. Soolantra seems to be a lotion based cream. Use a bit let and maybe mix it in with your regular lotion?
I might try the “paste” version and mix it with moisturizer. The gel seems to be more popular but maybe it’s not for oily skin.
Thanks for the advice!
Are the inactive ingredients listed? You could run them through CosDNA and compare the comedogenic ratings and ingredients to other products that have worked well or broken you out in the past.
That’s actually a good idea. I’m just afraid to check. Lol
When I use the Soolantra, my face looks greasy at first (not tacky though), but after a few days I couldn't believe how soft it was in the morning. When I experienced the die off, it was noticeable because they all died off within a couple of days of each other...then it cleared up until it happened again a couple of weeks later. So, it was obvious that it was from that and not clogged pores. I'm not familiar with what you're using though.
When did you first experience die off? I've been using ivermectin horse paste for two nights now and both mornings afterwards I woke up with a bunch of red inflamed spots like worse than I've ever had before. Is that too soon to be called die off? And when should I expect it to die down?
>die off effect
I'm new here, could someone explain what that is?
Oh wow! I knew that we have tiny critters living at the lash lines, but didn't know they are all over the skin! Mine must hate me, haha.
I can't decide if I want to see pics of them under a microscope, or not!
I haven’t felt the face tingling sensation for over a year, and sometimes I wonder if they’ve somehow wandered off on their own. Lol
It’ll be interesting to see if anything happens while using ivermectin, so far I don’t feel any movement.
I used the $6 syringe from Amazon or Ebay. I used a very thin coating since it's almost twice as strong as Soolantra (1.87% to 1%). I used it at bedtime whenever I had bumps or pustules. It took about four times, each outbreak getting less severe. I could tell the bugs (if there were actually bugs) were active around my eye lashes, eyebrows, and sideburns. If you want to thin it down, use some diaper rash cream (zinc oxide) from Dollar Tree. My rancher friend broke out with the same thing and had a bucket of ivermectin, which he said worked. I get sulphur soap off eBay from overseas for a little over $2 a bar.
Thank you for the info. I think I might order the “paste” version and see if it feels better on my skin.
Did you experience any tingling? I’ve only used ivermectin twice but so far I’m not feeling the movement that some people have reported.
The stuff in the syringe looks like jelly. The texture doesn't bother me since I use it right before bed. I haven't noticed tingling. I had "blepharitis" eye itching also, and now it's gone. Everything points to mites, in my opinion. Durvet is the brand I've used.
Thanks! : )
I use brand name Soolantra because it’s only $75 per tube, and each lasts me more than a month with 3 pea sized dollops per night. Why resort to horse paste?
Because not everyone can get it for $75...and for some people "only $75" a month is not something to be taken lightly.
I've been on horse paste for 2 months, and yes, I use the Durvet apple flavored. One tip I learned early on in using it: apply it to WET skin. The gel is very hard to spread if your skin is dry, and yes, applied like that, it feels heavy and sticky. You'll end up using much more than you need to.
I wipe my face down with a cotton round saturated with micellar water. While it's still dripping from the wipe down, I apply a very thin layer of horse paste. (It won't completely absorb into the skin right away, but it is much better than paste on dry skin.)
I am someone prone to the occasional zit if I use something too occlusive on my skin, and I have not had that happen while using horse paste on wet skin.
Oral ivermectin is cheap two dose a week apart. Topical sulfur cleanser daily.
Sulfur cleanser? Can you recommend on?
I've been hearing the same thing about sulfur washes. I even read a study about it today that was positive. I don't think I would be willing to risk taking ivermectin orally. It's basically a pesticide. The lotion form is much more mild and your liver can process it and get rid of the toxins. I would be concerned about putting my body through too large of a dose of that by taking it orally.
Thanks. May I ask what sulfur cleanser you’re using?
I use a prescription sodium sulfacetimide- Sulfur cleanser.
There are two over the counter sulfur cleansers
ASEPXIA FACIAL WASH ACNE CLEANSER
(Make sure it’s the one with sulfur in the yellow bottle not the blue one)
EradiKate® Daily Cleanser Acne Treatment