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apply permethrin lotion medication

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: The cream will not do harm to the books you need to cover all areas if you plan to rid yourself of your skin issue.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Once: Here are step by step instructions: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/permethrin-lotion.html
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
16 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: An overdose on any type of medication warrants stopping the medication and seeing a doctor immediately!
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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Wah off: Side effects are extremely rare. Topical steroids will treat irritation and itching left after scabies. Ifthere are other symptoms. Contact your physi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely a problem: The Permethrin will kill the mites rather quickly and treated individuals are not considered contagious after 8 hours. The skin disruption may take we ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not always: Some sarcoptes scabiei (mite causing scabies) became resistant to nix (permethrin) and requires lindane treatment.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Scabies and Skin: Many doctors say that, "as anxiety increases, your specific anxiety symptom increases---your skin sensations become more severe". It's a vicious cycle ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dana Mays
Dr. Dana Mays answered
13 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy Family: Treating the entire family for mites when the entire itches seems reasonable. Mites, on the other hand, should not cause loose stools. Loose stools al ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Lindane probably OK: Permethrin is extremely effective and reliable. Are you sure it failed? Are you still seeing live (moving) lice, not just nits (eggs) attached to pubi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Head lice: Permethrin 1% is safe while pregnant. Dimethicone topical moisturizer is safe too. You don't need Benzyl benzoate 25% if Dimethicone worked as a mois ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I would avoid it: I find calamine would be excessively drying & may add to your itching problem. AA cool compress applied to the more irritated areas can quell itch ... Read More
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