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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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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?

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

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Is there an over-the-counter equivalent to elimite or acticin (permethrin)?

Scabicides: Are available by prescription only, due to their toxicity. ...Read more

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What is the over-the-counter equivalent to stuff like elimite or acticin (permethrin)?

What is the over-the-counter equivalent to stuff like elimite or acticin (permethrin)?

Nix (permethrin): Elimite is 5% permethrin. Nix is 1% permethrin. You can find some accurate information at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001040/. ...Read more

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My dermatologist wants me to use the elimite cream on myself and my son again even though we just treated on Wednesday night. Is this safe?

My dermatologist wants me to use the elimite cream on myself and my son again even though we just treated on Wednesday night. Is this safe?

Safe to repeat: Safe to repeat elimite treatment. Make sure you completely cover the skin below head and neck. However itching may continue for 1-2 more weeks after treatment even if mites are killed. ...Read more

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Are elimite and acticin (permethrin) available over-the-counter treatments?

Nix (permethrin): Elimite and Acticin are 5% Permethrin products available by prescription. Nix is 1% permethrin. You can find some additional information at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001040/. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scabies to go away after the elimite (permethrin)?

One treatment...: ...With elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately. However, the itching can persist for a couple of weeks after the treatment because your skin is still reacting to the infestation. Also, I usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched. ...Read more

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After using elimite (permethrin) how long before scabies goes away? How do you know if new ones will form?

After using elimite (permethrin) how long before scabies goes away? How do you know if new ones will form?

Be patient: The cream should kill the scabies within the first day of treatment. However, the skin disruption is caused by a reaction to the mites burrowing under the skin and leaving its debris in the tunnels. It can take two or more weeks for the skin to settle down and begin healing after initial treatment. If concerned a second treatment after a week could catch any stragglers, but is probably unnecessary. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting new red bumps on my penis even after two elimite (permethrin) treatments seven days apart?

Why do I keep getting new red bumps on my penis even after two elimite (permethrin) treatments seven days apart?

Genital lesion: The treatment you had is used for scabies. The problem you are dealing most probably not scabies, have it examined and tested with some labs to get to the right diagnosis ...Read more

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Slept in hotel, woke up later with bites all over me, started to swell and turn red. Got cortisone shot, elimite (permethrin) and prednisone from doctor. How long?

Slept in hotel, woke up later with bites all over me, started to swell and turn red. Got cortisone shot, elimite (permethrin) and prednisone from doctor. How long?

How long?: Pretty aggressive treatment so I will assume it was moderate allergic reaction. Inflammation should improve over a period of a 3-5 days with all those steroids. Enclosing a good article. Be sure to check your luggage and clothes worn in that hotel in case you brought home a few "friends". Good luck!
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation ...Read more

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I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?

I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?

I would avoid it: I find calamine would be excessively drying & may add to your itching problem. AA cool compress applied to the more irritated areas can quell itching & a thin layer of 1% hydrocortisone cream may reduce the irritation. ...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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What are some contraindications of permethrin?

What are some contraindications of permethrin?

Best to ask your doc: You can find information about Permethrin safety here: http://www. Rxlist. Com/elimite-drug. Htm. ...Read more

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Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Depends on variables: This is basically a bug killer, like what is in your handy bug spray. Repeated applications to the skin, especially if the skin barrier is broken down by infection, infestation or burns could lead to the toxic material entering your blood. ...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

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What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

1 oz: Apply to entire body from neck down and leave on overnight. Repeat in one week if necessary. Strip sheets and pillow case in morning and wash linens in hot water to kill mites. Also treat everyone else in house even they are symptomatic. Always check if dog or cat is source. ...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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How many times can I use permethrin in a week?

How many times can I use permethrin in a week?

Once: It is recommended that you wait 9-10 days before repeating it. There is resistance to the medication now and therefore it may not be effective. Also itching may continue if you have scabies infection even though the mite has been killed. You should see your doctor to see if another medicine needs to be prescribed. ...Read more

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