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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

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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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read more

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I am suffering from scabies and i used different types of medicines and lotions but till i am suffering from scabies so what to do now?

I am suffering from scabies and i used different types of medicines and lotions but till i am suffering from scabies so what to do now?

Depends: The residual itching and skin disturbance of scabies can take 6 or more weeks to heal. It is a body reaction to scabies fecal material deposited underneath the skin in their burrows.One time treatment with a good scabicide like permethrin 5% (left on 12 hrs))should be enough although re-treatment after 7 days is common. Repeat disease is common if re-exposed and develops quicker. ...Read more

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What is the lotion or cream that gets rid of scabies ?

Scabies: News flash: in almost all cases the over the counter treatment, rid, is no longer strong enough to treat scabies. You must get the more concentrated version by prescription or get on the newer pills that treat scabies. ...Read more

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I have the medicated lotion where do I apply it on the body ? She's a new born with scabies

I have the medicated lotion where do I apply it on the body ? She's a new born with scabies

Scabies: First you need to make sure this has been prescribed for your infant and not for older children and not for you. The fact that you are asking makes me think that it is not. The medications typically prescribed for others are toxic to newborn and can cause seizures. Please take you infant in to be seen by her FP or pediatrician to be given the correct medication and instructions on application. ...Read more

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I was suffering from scabies.I applied the lotion 2 times. But now i feel crawling sensation and pin pricks on back and belly. What could be the cause?

I was suffering from scabies.I applied the lotion 2 times. But now i feel crawling sensation and pin pricks on back and belly. What could be the cause?

This may be due to: The permethrin. Per drugs.Com it can cause side effects. "dermatological side effects have included pruritus (7%), erythema (1% to 2 %), and rash (1% to 2 %).". ...Read more

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I am suffering from scabies till starting of summer i have used many medicine but i have no benefit from these lotions and medicine i have red spots ?

Scabies: If you have tried the treatment then you should and still have the symptoms then you should see a Dermatologist. we use Permethrin to treat the symptoms. Dermatologist may have other options. ...Read more