Permethrin allergy in children - Doctor answers

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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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Can I use permethrin cream 5% on my face?

Can I use permethrin cream 5% on my face?

Yes, but...: This is the cream used to treat scabies. Typically in adults and older children scabies do not affect head/face/scalp. This is not true in young children and babies for some reason. So typically we tell older patients to use the cream from neck down. However, in children and if symptoms on face in adult (this would be rare), can safely use on face ...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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Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your scalp?

Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your scalp?

Yes, but...: This is the cream used to treat scabies. Typically in adults and older children scabies do not affect head/face/scalp. This is not true in young children and babies for some reason. So typically we tell older patients to use the cream from neck down. However, in children and if symptoms on scalp in adult (this would be rare), can safely use on scalp ...Read more

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How often can I use permethrin 5% for scabies??

How often can I use permethrin 5% for scabies??

Scabies: Generally one treatment is enough. If new lesions develop you can re-treat in 7 days. Make sure that you are following all of your doc's recommendations to eradicate the problem ...Read more

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Do all mites die after you rinse permethrin cream?

Do all mites die after you rinse permethrin cream?

Eggs & lice: "Permethrin lotion is a pediculocide. It works by killing lice and their eggs." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/permethrin-lotion. Html ...Read more

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Can I use permethrin on my face. It's itching horribly.

Can I use permethrin on my face. It's itching horribly.

Permethrin: Permethrin is used for scabies infestation. Itching on face without itching on rest of body not likely due to scabies. Oral antihistamine such as benadryl or cetirizine could help to relieve itching. If itching continues, followup with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a permethrin 1% solution beeffective against scabies?

Can a permethrin 1% solution beeffective against scabies?

Scabies: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. ...Read more

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I have scabies and I just washed off permethrin. Will I have cure soon?

Scabies Resolution: The rash and itch associated with scabies may remain for up to two weeks after treatment ends. If the rash has not resolved in four days, or, if new symptoms appear, medical advice should be sought. The treatment may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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Are elimite and acticin (permethrin) available over-the-counter treatments?

Are elimite and acticin (permethrin) available over-the-counter treatments?

Nix (permethrin): Elimite and Acticin are 5% Permethrin products available by prescription. Nix is 1% permethrin. You can find some additional information at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001040/. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scabies to go away after the elimite (permethrin)?

One treatment...: ...With elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately. However, the itching can persist for a couple of weeks after the treatment because your skin is still reacting to the infestation. Also, I usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched. ...Read more

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I treated scabies with permethrin over 24 hours ago but still have bites coming through, what to do?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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