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Doctor insights on: How Often Should I Use Permethrin Cream

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Can I use permethrin cream 5% on my face?

Can I use permethrin cream 5% on my face?

Yes, but...: This is the cream used to treat scabies. Typically in adults and older children scabies do not affect head/face/scalp. This is not true in young children and babies for some reason. So typically we tell older patients to use the cream from neck down. However, in children and if symptoms on face in adult (this would be rare), can safely use on face ...Read more

Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
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Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream should stay on at least 8 hours with each application. Usually, it's applied once, then the process is repeated in 1 week. ...Read more

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Permethrin cream how often should I apply?

Permethrin cream how often should I apply?

Once: In most cases you just apply it once. Itching may continue for a while, but it's not due to living mites. ...Read more

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Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your face?

Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your face?

I don't think you ha: I don't think you have to. Are you itching on the face? When you applied the cream everywhere else (except the face) did you get better? ...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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