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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Permethrin cream how often should I apply?

Permethrin cream how often should I apply?

Once: In most cases you just apply it once. Itching may continue for a while, but it's not due to living mites. ...Read more

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What to do if I overdose on permethrin lotion?

What to do if I overdose on permethrin lotion?

Wah off: Side effects are extremely rare. Topical steroids will treat irritation and itching left after scabies. Ifthere are other symptoms. Contact your physician for monitoring. ...Read more

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How do you apply permethrin for mosquito repellant?

How do you apply permethrin for mosquito repellant?

With care: Permethrin acts as a neurotoxin with greater effects on cold-blooded creatures like insects, fish, reptiles than warm- blooded. Overdoses can cause nausea, headaches, muscle weakness, excessive salivation and seizures. It has been classified by the epa as a likely human carcinogen. Thus, use sparingly and not around highly absorbable surfaces like any mucous membranes (nose, eyes, mouth). ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could permethrin spry kill all types of bugs in the mattress?

Thoughts? Could permethrin spry kill all types of bugs in the mattress?

No - it won't.: First off, don't spray mattresses with pesticide (unless label specifies that it can be safely done). Second, many bed bugs are resistant to pyrethroid pesticides. ...Read more

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Can I put permethrin in my hair?

Can I put permethrin in my hair?

Permethrin comes in: Different formulations: cream which is meant for treating scabies on the skin and lotion that is for lice in the scalp or pubic areas. ...Read more

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Will permethrin cream help with cellulitis?

Will permethrin cream help with cellulitis?

Proper antibiotics: Hi bweiner1, the short answer is no. Cellulitis is caused by bacteria (usually staph and strep). It requires a proper antibiotic regimen to be eradicated. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more

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Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your face?

Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your face?

I don't think you ha: I don't think you have to. Are you itching on the face? When you applied the cream everywhere else (except the face) did you get better? ...Read more

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How long after using permethrin am I not contagious?

How long after using permethrin am I not contagious?

At about 8 hours: Public health officials consider someone safe to return to public contact 8 hours after treatment. ...Read more

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Once permethrin is applied, how long is it before treatment?

Permethrin: This is usually applied and left on overnight, washed off in the morning, then repeated in 1 week. ...Read more

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If you use permethrin on scabie nodules will it make them go away?

Scabies nodule: It may take a few weeks for the nodules to go away. Once the scabies is eliminated there is a small reaction and the skin will heal over next week or two. ...Read more

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How many times we use to aply lyclear dermal cream permethrin in a day?

ONCE: Do you have scabies? If you have scabies, apply to entire skin from ears to toes, not just the itchy places. Be sure to treat all contacts, even those who are not (yet) itchy. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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What are some adverse reactions of permethrin?

What are some adverse reactions of permethrin?

Stinging/itching: Permethrin (nix, elimite, (permethrin) acticin) is associated with mild and short lasting burning and stinging sensation as well as itching. ...Read more

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Is permethrin cream good for scabies?

Is permethrin cream good for scabies?

Scabies: Permethrin cream is the most commonly used prescription treatment for scabies. It is applied all over adult skin from neck down and left on overnight. Repeat in 7 days. Wash all clothes, bed linens in hot water. Itch can last for weeks, but mites should be killed. ...Read more

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Could permethrin have made my hair fall out?

Could permethrin have made my hair fall out?

No: Permethrin is an insecticide that does not get absorbed significantly if used properly. ...Read more

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Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Permethrin: I checked Drugs. Com and the only listed indication was as a scabicide for Sarcoptes scabiei. ...Read more

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Could I have HIV from using someone elses nix (permethrin) pencil?

Could I have HIV from using someone elses nix (permethrin) pencil?

HIV transmission: HIV is spread only by blood and certain other body fluids, including semen and vaginal fluid. It is not spread by casual contact and it would not be spread by using a Nix (permethrin) styptic pencil as HIV is not spread by contact with environmental surfaces that are not grossly contaminated with the fluid vehicle. ...Read more

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Acticin (permethrin) or Accutane for acne?

Acticin (permethrin) or Accutane for acne?

Accutane: Acticin is permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites. Accutane is a variant of vitamin a that is very useful for severe types of acne - but you'll need a prescription, and you must join a registry (called ipledge) because you cannot get pregnant while you are taking it. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

1 oz: Apply to entire body from neck down and leave on overnight. Repeat in one week if necessary. Strip sheets and pillow case in morning and wash linens in hot water to kill mites. Also treat everyone else in house even they are symptomatic. Always check if dog or cat is source. ...Read more

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How much does permethrin 5% typically cost?

$15-$25: A small to medium sized spray bottle of permethirn 5% sold at an outdoor store will typically cost $15-25. ...Read more

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How effective is nix (permethrin)?

Not always: Some sarcoptes scabiei (mite causing scabies) became resistant to nix (permethrin) and requires lindane treatment. ...Read more

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Is permethrin safe for a 6 year old?

Permethrin: Depends on what and how so check the label for indicated use and age. ...Read more

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Can I buy permethrin over the counter?

Yes: Yes. For example, rid is available in the U.S. Without a prescription. ...Read more

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Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream should stay on at least 8 hours with each application. Usually, it's applied once, then the process is repeated in 1 week. ...Read more

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Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Depends on variables: This is basically a bug killer, like what is in your handy bug spray. Repeated applications to the skin, especially if the skin barrier is broken down by infection, infestation or burns could lead to the toxic material entering your blood. ...Read more

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Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

OTC scabies meds: Elimite (permethrin) is available by Rx only. Here is an article for you, I hope it helps. Click on the link!
http://stevecures. Hubpages. Com/hub/OverTheCounterScabiesTreatment ...Read more

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How often I can repeat the application of permethrin?

Permethrin: Is usually applied once and repeated in 1-2 weeks. Treatment of family members and decontamination of your home is very important so that repeated doses beyond the two above can be avoided. Although generally regarded as safe for short term use, repeated doses increases concern for toxicity (particularly in the very young or elderly) and can be very irritating to the skin. ...Read more

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Is it typical to get new bumps after using permethrin?

Is it typical to get new bumps after using permethrin?

Yes: Because its used to tx mite infection, the infection may recur so you may get new bumps and need to restart tx. ...Read more

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What are the differences between pyrethrin and permethrin?

What are the differences between pyrethrin and permethrin?

Lice and Scabies: Pyrethrin is used to treat lice, which are tiny insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area (crabs), or the body. This medication works by paralyzing and killing lice. Permethrin is used to treat scabies ('mites that attach themselves to the skin) in adults and children 2 months of age and older. ...Read more

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Can you buy elimite (permethrin) cream at a safeway store?

Can you buy elimite (permethrin) cream at a safeway store?

With a prescription: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a Lidocaine cream for local pain control -- it is only available with a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
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Permethrin (Definition)

Permethrin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Acticin (Definition)

Acticin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more