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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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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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Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your scalp?

Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your scalp?

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 scalp in adult (this would be rare), can safely use on scalp ...Read more

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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

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Will permethrin cream help with cellulitis?

Will permethrin cream help with cellulitis?

Proper antibiotics: Hi bweiner1, the short answer is no. Cellulitis is caused by bacteria (usually staph and strep). It requires a proper antibiotic regimen to be eradicated. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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How many times we use to aply lyclear dermal cream permethrin in a day?

ONCE: Do you have scabies? If you have scabies, apply to entire skin from ears to toes, not just the itchy places. Be sure to treat all contacts, even those who are not (yet) itchy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to over use permethrin. Treated once, then found new lesion and started itching again, used cream again 5 days later.

Permethrin: Please understand that much of the infection with scabies is now resistant to over the counter concentration of permethrin. If you are not using prescription strength you may not be fully treated. And it is alway wise to do the treatment twice one week apart. ...Read more

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