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What is lindane shampoo usually used for?

What is lindane shampoo usually used for?

Scabies, lice: Lindane shampoo has been used for both head lice and scabies which is an intensely itchy infection involving the wrists ankles, waist, breasts and genitals. Rid , Ovide are first line for lice. For scabies lindane would be used for resistant cases .However it is rarely used in small children due to potential neurotoxicity. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Shalita
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Is it safe to use kwell (lindane) shampoo?

Yes: If it wasn't safe, they wouldn't be able to sell it. However, there are some precautions, and it shouldn't be used repeatedly or in infants, children or the elderly. In general permethrine is preferred. ...Read more

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Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

It's toxic to some.: People who have no reason to use it-better not use it. It is for scabies and lice. Lindane should not be used on premature infants and individuals with known uncontrolled seizure disorders. It should be used with caution in infants, children, persons with low body weight, the elderly, and individuals with dermatitis. ...Read more

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What do I have to do with headlice when it's not removed using kwell (lindane) shampoo?

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What do I have to do with headlice when it's not removed using kwell (lindane) shampoo?

See doctor: Are there actual live lice present, or just nits? Lindane will kill nits, but can't remove them (they are cemented to your hair, and will just grow out as your hair grows). If there are live lice present, you can consider changing to a Permethrin based lice shampoo, but definitely work on decontaminating your house; wash/dry clothes in hot water and high dry cycle, vacuum, etc. ...Read more

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How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) shampoo for head lice?

How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) shampoo for head lice?

Once or twice: One treatment on the first day and sometimes a repeat treatment one week later is usually all that is necessary. ...Read more

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How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) (permethrim) shampoo for lice?

How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) (permethrim) shampoo for lice?

Once: Depends on Permethrin gel concentration 2%, 5%, usually once, and may repeat once again after one week interval. Avoid oral and eye contact. Follow instructions from your doctor and the manufactury. Recommendations for children. Treat other family members who are in contact with the sick patient. ...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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I used Kwell (lindane) Sampoo (Permethrin) last month and repeat again today because there are still lice and nits. When will I again apply the shampoo?

I used Kwell (lindane) Sampoo (Permethrin) last month and repeat again today because there are still lice and nits. When will I again apply the shampoo?

Comb: Have you combed the hair, washed all items touching your hair and others living with you in high temp? You want to comb all the nits out when you have the shampoo, then repeat the treatment in 7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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