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Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
158 doctors shared insights

Permethrin (Overview)

Permethrin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
158 doctors shared insights

Permethrin (Overview)

Permethrin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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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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Treating Scabies (Tip)

Treating Scabies

Do use permethrin cream as directed. Don't forget to wash all clothes and sheets in hot, hot water. ...See 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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I used permethrin. How long for the red lesions to go away?

I used permethrin. How long for the red lesions to go away?

2-3 weeks: Permethrin cream is great for mite infestations. For scabies: it takes 1 week to really work and may req another week of tx. For demodex, may require 3 weeks and then maintenance if it recurs. ...Read more

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Took permethrin for scabies rash. Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body. Did the treatment not work?

Took permethrin for scabies rash.  Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body.  Did the treatment not work?

See below: It's recommended to receive two treatments with 5% Permethrin 1 week apart. Make sure that you treat your whole body from chin to toes and leave the Permethrin on your skin for 8 to 14 hours before washing it off. ...Read more

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My son has scabies. Now i'm itchy. I'm 12weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use his permethrin 5% external cream?

Yes: Should be ok. When someone in the family has scabies, it's best to treat the whole family, as well as making sure bedding, stuffed animals, clothing etc. Are all scabies free as well. ...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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How regularly can you use permethrin cream without experiencing side effects?

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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