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Dr. Alan Shalita
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Lindane (Overview)

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


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What is lindane lotion usually used for?

What is lindane lotion usually used for?

Scabies, lice: Lindane is now a second line treatment for scabies caused by a mite or lice. First line is Elimite (permethrin) which is safer and very effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Shalita
39 doctors shared insights

Lindane (Overview)

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


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My gp diagnosed me with scabies and prescribed lindane lotion i followed the directions for use of lindane lotion but it is 3 weeks later and I am still itching in places. How long will this go on?

My gp diagnosed me with scabies and prescribed lindane lotion i followed the directions for use of lindane lotion but it is 3 weeks later and I am still itching in places. How long will this go on?

Perhaps : Perhaps you should consider treatment with Permethrin cream. That is the standard cream used by most dermatologists. Do you have lesions similar to what you see on the link below? If so, you might still have scabies. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Should I use lindane lotion myself?

You can or ask some: You can use yourself or you prefer have some one else put it on you. ...Read more

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I had scabies. I used permethrin and lindane. But now i feel they crawing in my body. Is it normal?

It's OK: Unfortunately, this is a very common psycho-logic reaction to your diagnosis. Many times when I have had a patient with severe scabies, i will itch for the next day or 2. It's only common nature to get a little "skeeved" out by knowing you had these little parasites in your skin. ...Read more

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Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read more

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Are there neurological effects from using lindane?

Neurotoxin: Yes, it's a neurotoxin. When use in human for lice and scabies, the side effect might happen in children. The amount of use usually would not affect adults. ...Read more

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How many times should I use the lindane lotion or shampoo?

Lindane: The fda recommends only a single treatment with lindane. This is because of the risk of serious side effects and even death when lindane is applied too early the second time. It is not known how soon after applying lindane that it is safe to apply a second dose. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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