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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Elimite (Overview)

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


Dr. Michael Gabor
99 doctors shared insights

Elimite (Overview)

Elimite 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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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 take elimite (permethrin) to work?

How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

Elimite (permethrin): Hello Vaidehibi. If you are taking Elimite (permethrin) for scabies, it starts to work with that one time application but may require a second application one week later. Also, it can take 2-3 weeks for the bumps and itching to resolve. Over the counter anti-itch creams used as directed can help in the mean time. Also important to eliminate sources of scabies in the home to prevent re-infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you develop new bites after using elimite (permethrin)?

Can you develop new bites after using elimite (permethrin)?

Scabies killed: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. Rash and itching can persist for two weeks, but all mites should be dead (new bumps shouldn't develop unless reinfected or treatment not completed). Evaluation with a skin scraping can determine treatment success ...Read more

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I used elimite but it didn't stop the crawling and itchy feeling?

Recommendation : Elimite usually required 8 -14 hours to work and often require the second treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

OTC scabies meds: Elimite (permethrin) is available by Rx only. Here is an article for you, I hope it helps. Click on the link! http://stevecures.hubpages.com/hub/OverTheCounterScabiesTreatment ...Read more

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Can you buy elimite (permethrin) cream at a safeway store?

With a prescription: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a Lidocaine cream for local pain control -- it is only available with a prescription. ...Read more

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Should i be getting new bumps after elimite (permethrin) use?

Should i be getting new bumps after elimite (permethrin) use?

New bumps after Rx: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. New bumps should not develop unless they are from a hypersensitivity reaction or if the infestation was not completely cleared. An examination of skin scrapings can reveal the difference. ...Read more

Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
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Permethrin (Definition)

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