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what to do if i overdose on permethrin lotion

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 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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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Once: Here are step by step instructions: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/permethrin-lotion.html
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 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.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Seek medical help: If you really overdosed and have symptoms you need to be monitored until side effects resolved. If used properly once with optional repeat in one week ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Seek emergency care: Seek emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms of overdose include tremors, agitation, excitation, seizures, and can possibly lead to death.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Tough to overdose: Using Permethrin as directed makes it difficult to overdose with this cream. Using anything indiscriminately is certainly not good practice.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Nerve problems.: It should be used once and repeated one week later only. If you have used it daily and do not have symptoms i would still recommend blood tests for ev ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Reconsider this drug: Metaclopramide (reglan) is a pro-motility agent to improve esophageal and stomach emptying. The side effects can be lingering, serious, and dose - &am ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not the best choice: Moisturizing is a great idea, but adult acne prone skin takes special care. Opt for a fragrance free pH balanced non-comedogenic moisturizer from the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get to an ER NOW!: Acetaminophen, brand name Tylenol, (acetaminophen) while safe at doses recommended, in overdose can saturate the usual route the body uses to break it ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Bug off!: Insect repellents for children should contain low levels of deet (<10%) and should be used sparingly. First, try to avoid being out during peak "bug" ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment: Topical antifungal medications are usually fine for mild skin infections. More severe infections may require several weeks of of oral antifungal medic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jianjun Wu
36 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies treamtment: the recommended treat for scabies is 5% pernethrin in a cream form for 12hour, The cream rinse would not be enough, also worry about exposure to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure if this is: True. Actual addiction is a complex process. I am going to guess you mean that your skin condition gets better with steroids and then gets worse when ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
34 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Itching: Antihistamines would be medication of choice-be careful Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy claritin or zyrtec not as sedating.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Call your doctor: You need to determine with your doctor if you are allergic to that antibiotic and if you need another antibiotic called in after your skin calms down ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Rest: You can't overdose with Atarax (hydroxyzine) which is a very safe medicine for allergy. You may feel drowsiness, just rest and take a snap.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Dr. Ali Seifi answered
24 years experience Critical Care
Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: •abdominal pain •appetite loss •coma •convulsions •diarrhea •irritability •jaundice •nausea •sweating •upset stomach •vomiting.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services f ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Call Poison Control: at 1-800-222-1222. Even if this will not physically endanger your friend's life, an overdose should be taken seriously. Recommend that your friend be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Call poison control: If you overdose on any medication, you can call 1-800-222-1222 and it will connect you to a local poison control center. Tell them what you took, when ... Read More

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