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Nix Creme Rinse Medication
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?
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
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
Small dark bugs keep appearing in my hair. I used NIX (permethrin) to no avail. 3 months now. Itches!!!
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?
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...
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
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
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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
When should a second treatment of NIX (permethrin) be done to ensure all lice is dead? 7?8?or 9 days after the first treatment. Please help
7 days: In fact doesn't make much difference, 7 days after the first application would be fine ...Read more
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...
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I had unprotected sex in july 26 two weeks later II had pain ion uarine and headache so i went to the hospital they tested me and told me i had ness arise gonorrhea so after that i started psi nix cuz i thought maybe i contract HIV cuz i had muscle twitch
Because of cold symptoms runny nose and post nasal drip, could i just nix the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and use caladryl for my rash?
On july29 i was prescribed 25mg allergy mini tabs, another medication, and aug3 permethrin cream could that make me not able to be pregnant on july26?
I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?
How do I properly use permethrin cream rinse 5% 60 MG to kill lice? Can I wash my hair with shampoo after I rinse it? Should I add tea tree oil to it?
Follow directions: it sounds like you are using Elimite (permethrin). Use as shampoo and leave on for the recommended time period and then rinse and repeat 7-9 days later. Do not use other shampoos. Anyone suspected of having lice should be treated at the same time. There are weaker solutions for children and babies. Wash all clothing and bed linen in hot water. All the best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: It may be unnecessary. If using it for scabies, it does usually kill the mites with the first application.However, the itching and irritation are caused by a body response to the debris left in the tunnels created by the mites.This irritation will take weeks to calm down after the mites are dead. ...Read more
Elimite (permethrin): Hello Vaidehibi. If you are taking Elimite (permethrin) for scabies, it starts to work with that one time application but may require a second application one week later. Also, it can take 2-3 weeks for the bumps and itching to resolve. Over the counter anti-itch creams used as directed can help in the mean time. Also important to eliminate sources of scabies in the home to prevent re-infection. Best wishes. ...Read more
Once: It is recommended that you wait 9-10 days before repeating it. There is resistance to the medication now and therefore it may not be effective. Also itching may continue if you have scabies infection even though the mite has been killed. You should see your doctor to see if another medicine needs to be prescribed. ...Read more
Difficult question: Permethrin is only minimally absorbed into the bloodstream (less than 2%) after topical application, but it is a VERY stable compound with a long half life. The amount absorbed is considered below the toxic level, but it will remain for quite some time (this is based on a study on rats, I could not find human studies). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Scabies killed: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. Rash and itching can persist for two weeks, but all mites should be dead (new bumps shouldn't develop unless reinfected or treatment not completed). Evaluation with a skin scraping can determine treatment success ...Read more