Top
40
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Nix Allergy

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: Nix allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nix allergy?

Nix allergy: NIx (permethrin topical) is used for treatment of lice. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe.
For possible adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/nix-side-effects. Html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,638 Doctors shared insights

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


3

3
34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
How effective is nix (permethrin)?

How effective is nix (permethrin)?

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

6

6
Small dark bugs keep appearing in my hair. I used NIX (permethrin) to no avail. 3 months now. Itches!!!

Small dark bugs keep appearing in my hair. I used NIX (permethrin) to no avail. 3 months now. Itches!!!

Hair bugs: There is resistance to over the counter medicine for lice so see a physician for prescription medication ...Read more

7

7
I have only found nits on my child's head and treated her once with nix, (permethrin) do I need to re-treat next week?

Treat twice: It is recommended particularly with nix (permethrin) to repeat the treatment one week later. The most important part of treatment however is " nit picking" ...Read more

8

8
My 3 jarige dogtertji sukkel met haar bors, sy nu al op hope antibotika gewees en ook op airmune, ons stoom hàar ook nix help nie. Oz GP se hul kan ha ni toeta ve asma ni. Wat kan oz dun om haar bors t help? Sy huig wn hoes heeldag lank...

My 3 jarige dogtertji sukkel met haar bors, sy nu al op hope antibotika gewees en ook op airmune, ons stoom hàar ook nix help nie. Oz GP se hul kan ha ni toeta ve asma ni. Wat kan oz dun om haar bors t help? Sy huig wn hoes heeldag lank...

Preventative inhaler: If not, she will have to use a preventative inhaler like sereflo, but that will also help to open her chest.
Fear of separation and stress can aggravate the symptoms.
Sometimes a low dose macrolide antibiotic is give for 4-6 weeks by a doctor to work as an immune modulator (helper). ...Read more

9

9
Hi - I m pretty sure I have lice, but my apartment also has fleas. Will Nix (1% permethrin) kill both these pests?

Hi - I m pretty sure I have lice, but my apartment also has fleas. Will Nix (1% permethrin) kill both these pests?

Yes and maybe no...: Sorry for the confusing answer. Permethrin may indeed kill both, but also many of these pests are now resistant to that drug. In some areas of the US as much as 50% of luce are resistant to Permethrin. If you're having problems with recurring infestations, talk to your doc about other options for treatment in your area of the country. Also, remember environmental controls to prevent recurrences ...Read more

11

11
Can I keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

Can I keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over.
Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
Does nix (permethrin) over-the-counter treatment help get rid of bed bugs?

Does nix (permethrin) over-the-counter treatment help get rid of bed bugs?

No: Pyrethrins (active ingredient in nix) are designed to paralyze insects. They do not last long so have very little long term effect. Additionally many bed bugs have become resistant.: http://evolution. Berkeley. Edu/evolibrary/news/100901_bedbugs products which contain pyrethrins can damage furniture too. ...Read more

15

15
My head has been itchy for a few weeks...been checked 3 times for head lice...none found, also used NIX (permethrin) just to be sure...still itchy...

My head has been itchy for a few weeks...been checked 3 times for head lice...none found, also used NIX (permethrin) just to be sure...still itchy...

Dermatitis.: THis could be dermatitis or sensitive scalp too.
Since you have trued Nix, (permethrin) lice would be unlikely but should be assessed.
Any recent shampoo change may contribute.
Dandruff/ seborrhea can cause itching.
Should be seen if persists. ...Read more

16

16
I bought some Nix (permethrin) Cream Rinse with 1% Permethrin. How long do I need to keep it on my skin to treat scabies? Or is it strong enough to kill them?

I bought some Nix (permethrin) Cream Rinse with 1% Permethrin. How long do I need to keep it on my skin to treat scabies? Or is it strong enough to kill them?

Scabies treamtment: The recommended treat for scabies is 5% pernethrin in a cream form for 12hour, The cream rinse would not be enough, also worry about exposure to the solvant. I will not use it, also make sure diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

17

17
How long does it take after nix, (permethrin) to get rid of head lice in a child?

How long does it take after nix, (permethrin) to get rid of head lice in a child?

Nix (permethrin) is not...: ...My favorite treatment, as many strains of head lice are now resistant to it. Elimite cream (applied to dry hair & left on overnight under shower cap) works better, although not officially approved for that indication. Malathion (ovide lotion) works fastest, but stinks, and is flammable! Kwell shampoo also works fast (repeat in 1 week), but like nix, (permethrin) resistance is common. ...Read more

18

18
Is it normal that after putting on nix 5% permethrin cream to kill scabies mites, I have more bumps next morning and it didn't itch this bad before?

Is it normal that after putting on nix 5% permethrin cream to kill scabies mites, I have more bumps next morning and it didn't itch this bad before?

Can happen: Scabies mites burrow into the upper layers of your skin leaving fecal debris behind in their tracts. The formation of skin changes and itching is the bodies allergic response to the fecal debris. This can persist for a period after the mites are dead. An antihistamine taken by mouth along with an over the counter steroid scream may help with the skin & itching. ...Read more

19

19
Used Nix (permethrin) lice spray on couch and chair. So nervous it is going to cause cancer in my toddler is the risk really bad? Used it in August. I'm panicked.

Used Nix (permethrin) lice spray on couch and chair. So nervous it is going to cause cancer in my toddler is the risk really bad? Used it in August. I'm panicked.

No Do not worry: Chemicals like this do not cause cancer that easily. First of all anything that carries much risk for Cancer will not be available for use. Further, it takes many years of repeated use and exposure before Cancer can be created. Our bodies are very efficient in cleaning up any chemicals that enter our body. Even if some cell damage is done, the body can repair it quite efficiently. ...Read more

20

20
Is it mites? Family is itchy but no rash. PA says try Nix (permethrin) as an overnight lotion, shower off in the am. Sound like reasonable course of treatment?

Itchy Family: Treating the entire family for mites when the entire itches seems reasonable. Mites, on the other hand, should not cause loose stools. Loose stools along with rash make me think of viral or bacterial causes. Other environmental causes should be considered such as new laundry detergent, new soap, new carpet, new paint, new pet or recent travel and the related environmental exposures. ...Read more

21

21
I got bad cramps after peeing and two hours later they haven't stopped. I checked on AZO but nix (permethrin) for kidneys. Have been trying kegels and drinking wat?

I got bad cramps after peeing and two hours later they haven't stopped. I checked on AZO but nix (permethrin) for kidneys. Have been trying kegels and drinking wat?

You need to be seen: The symptoms you are describing need an evaluation.
You will need an exam and some labs to get an accurate DX. ...Read more

24

24
What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

25

25
What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

26

26
Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

27

27
I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

28

28
I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

29

29
What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

30

30
How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

32

32
What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

33

33
Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more

34

34
Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more

35

35
What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

36

36
Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more

37

37
What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more

38

38
I seriously need strong allergy medicine please help!!?

More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more

39

39
What is considered the most effective allergy medicine?

Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more

40

40
Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Many options: There are many options depending on symptoms. See a doctor to determine what approach is best for you. An allergist can help you determine what is triggering your symptoms and the best approach. ...Read more

Nix Allergy (Definition)

NIx (permethrin topical) is used for treatment of lice. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse reactions see: ...Read more


Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
174 Doctors shared insights

Permethrin (Definition)

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