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A 42-year-old member asked:

Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Pregnant or nursing: Lindane is age restricted .It is not safe for pregnant or nursing women and should not be used in small children. Scabies is treated safely with Elimite (permethrin) and head lice can be treated with other medications first.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
It's toxic to some.: People who have no reason to use it-better not use it. It is for scabies and lice. Lindane should not be used on premature infants and individuals with known uncontrolled seizure disorders. It should be used with caution in infants, children, persons with low body weight, the elderly, and individuals with dermatitis.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How many times should I use the lindane lotion or shampoo?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ellis
Dermatology 20 years experience
Ask your MD: Complete informaiton about lindane and how to use it can be found here: http://www.Fda.Gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety/ucm133687.Pdf you should always ask the md who prescribed the medication, as they may have a specific way the want you to use it that may not be the same as the link above.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Should I use lindane lotion myself?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
You can or ask some: You can use yourself or you prefer have some one else put it on you.

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