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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Acticin (Overview)

Acticin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


Dr. Andrew Seibert
90 doctors shared insights

Acticin (Overview)

Acticin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Treating Scabies (Tip)

Treating Scabies

Do use permethrin cream as directed. Don't forget to wash all clothes and sheets in hot, hot water. ...See more

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My son has scabies. Now i'm itchy. I'm 12weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use his permethrin 5% external cream?

My son has scabies. Now i'm itchy. I'm 12weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use his permethrin  5% external cream?

Yes: Should be ok. When someone in the family has scabies, it's best to treat the whole family, as well as making sure bedding, stuffed animals, clothing etc. Are all scabies free as well. ...Read more

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How regularly can you use permethrin cream without experiencing side effects?

How regularly can you use permethrin cream without experiencing side effects?

An Insecticide: The use of Permethrin is specifically to treat infestation with mites (mostly scabies). The persistent use of this medicine is not recommended because it is meant to kill the insects. As with any other insecticides, using it persistently would not be advisable. ...Read more

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How long does it take for permethrin take to start working?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream will kill the mites and their eggs within 8 to 14 hours. Permethrin cream rinse and lotion will kill lice and their eggs within 10 minutes. ...Read more

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What happens if I overdose on permethrin?

What happens if I overdose on permethrin?

Tough to overdose: Using Permethrin as directed makes it difficult to overdose with this cream. Using anything indiscriminately is certainly not good practice. ...Read more

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How much does permethrin 5% typically cost?

$15-$25: A small to medium sized spray bottle of permethirn 5% sold at an outdoor store will typically cost $15-25. ...Read more

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Can use permethrin twice in three days?

Can use permethrin twice in three days?

Yes, but: It may be unnecessary. If using it for scabies, it does usually kill the mites with the first application.However, the itching and irritation are caused by a body response to the debris left in the tunnels created by the mites.This irritation will take weeks to calm down after the mites are dead. ...Read more

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Can you use permethrin more than twice?

See below: Permethrin can be used more than twice but 2 treatments 1 week apart are almost always curative. The itching can persist beyond the end of treatment despite cure. This is treated with calamine lotion or solarcaine for symptomatic relief until it resolves. ...Read more

Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
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Permethrin (Definition)

Permethrin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more