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Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

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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Lindane (Definition)

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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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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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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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What should I do if I overdose on lindane lotion?

What should I do if I overdose on lindane lotion?

Lindane overdose: If you're really concerned about an overdose, you should your doctor. Lindane is toxic to nerve cells so that should be addressed. If you did one more dose that you should have, i wouldn't be too concerned about it. ...Read more

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Permethrin kwell (lindane) lotion how many time apply in 1 day?

Once: Here are step by step instructions: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/permethrin-lotion.html ...Read more

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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more

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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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I had scabies. I used many times permethrin cream and lindane lotion. Now i don't feel ithing just i feel they crawing in my body.Is it normal?

I had scabies. I used  many times permethrin cream and lindane lotion. Now i don't feel ithing just i feel they crawing in my body.Is it normal?

Scabies and Skin: Many doctors say that, "as anxiety increases, your specific anxiety symptom increases---your skin sensations become more severe". It's a vicious cycle: when you're afraid of the skin crawling sensation occurring, your mind obsesses, and you end up feeling the skin crawling sensation again. It may be a symptom of your anxiety of having scabies. ...Read more

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I was thinking of using Lindane for pubic lice its not recommed for people with epilepsy like myself.its it affective.permethrin and lotion failed.

I was thinking of using Lindane for pubic lice its not recommed for people with epilepsy like myself.its it affective.permethrin and lotion failed.

Lindane probably OK: Permethrin is extremely effective and reliable. Are you sure it failed? Are you still seeing live (moving) lice, not just nits (eggs) attached to pubic hair? Also, itching can take up to 2-3 weeks to clear up, even when treatment is successful. But if you need lindane, it should be safe if not grossly overused or ingested. But check with the doctor treating your epilepsy if in doubt. ...Read more

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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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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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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) (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 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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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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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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