Use of Antihistamines and Anthelmintic drugs for scabies
Sarcoptic mange is highly contagious skin diseasefound in the dogs, caused by the Sarcoptes scabieimite and the disease is characterized by intense itching, crust formation, skin rash and alopecia. A three years old male dog named happy was admitted in Jhandiba zar, Paklihawa with a history of pruritis, normal appetite and lethargy for one week. Clinical examination revealed normal temperature (101.4°F), pale mucous membrane, red patches, alopecia and wound around the abdomen, neck, and chest and pinnal pedal scratch reflex. Skin scraping was done from the affected site and the sample was dissolved in 10% KOH for the microscopic diagnosis where sarcoptic mange var canis was found. Treatment was initiated with ivermectin 0.5 ml s/c once, chlopheniramine maleate 1 ml once for 5 days. There were no adverse effect reactions and the dog showed clinical improvement after a week of treatment.