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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not adviseable: Use individually.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is Permethrin active on the skin after you have washed it off?
I put the cream on yesterday and washed it off today. Is it still active?
Apply from the neck: and wash off all of it.at the end of 8 hours ...Read more
I applied the permethrin 5% Cream Monday Night (its friday night) i still have bumps and some of them seem to have some kind of fluid inside? Normal?
What bug?: Why are you taking it? Were you seen by a doctor? If your bumps are getting worse, you should be re-checked to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more