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Cause Of Acticin Allergy
On july29 i was prescribed 25mg allergy mini tabs, another medication, and aug3 permethrin cream could that make me not able to be pregnant on july26?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
How do you know if scabies is gone? What's the difference between permethrin itching and scabies itching? Does permethrin cause night itching? Help!
Concerned about cancer from use of permethrin cream 5%. Please advise how high of cancer risk this causes. Used for possible scabies infestation.
Unlikely: Topical permethrin has a theoretical risk but no definitive studies link it to cancer. The US FDA has determined that it could cause cancer if EATEN, based on what we know about similar chemicals. http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/PermGen.html#cancer As with all chemicals of unknown cancer potential, limit exposure. ...Read more
Used Nix (permethrin) lice spray on couch and chair.So nervous it is going to cause cancer in my toddler is the risk really bad?Used it in August. Im panicked.
No Do not worry: Chemicals like this do not cause cancer that easily. First of all anything that carries much risk for Cancer will not be available for use. Further, it takes many years of repeated use and exposure before Cancer can be created. Our bodies are very efficient in cleaning up any chemicals that enter our body. Even if some cell damage is done , the body can repair it quite efficiently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With care: Permethrin acts as a neurotoxin with greater effects on cold-blooded creatures like insects, fish, reptiles than warm- blooded. Overdoses can cause nausea, headaches, muscle weakness, excessive salivation and seizures. It has been classified by the epa as a likely human carcinogen. Thus, use sparingly and not around highly absorbable surfaces like any mucous membranes (nose, eyes, mouth). ...Read more
Not adviseable: Use individually.Get a more detailed answer ›
Permethrin: This is usually applied and left on overnight, washed off in the morning, then repeated in 1 week. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer