A 38-year-old member asked:
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will acticin (permethrin) work on my rosacea?

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Dr. Archibald Miller
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: It is a scabicide used to treat scabies, a common skin infection in children who play outdoors.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Not much good: It is a medication used for parasites and i can't imagine hoe it would help acne or rosales. It might even make your skin worse.
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Dr. Michael Ein
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It may not: Follow the directions. A second treatment 7 days after the first is often required for cure.

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