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what are some contraindications of permethrin?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ellis
19 years experience Dermatology
Best to ask your doc: You can find information about Permethrin safety here: http://www.Rxlist.Com/elimite-drug.Htm.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
Very Few: Topical Permethrin is usually prescribed for scabies infestation. When used as directed, it is a safe medication. The only real contradiction is any known allergies to the drug or the other chemicals and preservatives in the lotion. If you notice any worsening of your rash after using permethrin, alert your physician.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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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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