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Doctor insights on: Permethrin Cream And Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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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How can permethrin cream work for scabies?

Permethrin: Impacts the mite's (sarcoptes scabiei)nervous system which leads to muscle spasms, paralysis & death. ...Read more

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How often should you use permethrin 5% cream for scabies?

How often should you use permethrin 5% cream for scabies?

Usually once: Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. The eggs take a few days to hatch. Generally one application of Permethrin cream kills the mites and eggs but occasionally a second application a week later can be used to kill any mites that hatch from eggs that survive the first treatment. You should not use more than 2 applications. ...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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How long does it take for scabies to go away after permethrin cream?

Depends: Even if all the scabies mites are killed by the premethrin, itching can persist for several weeks. Persistent itching, especially if there are big bumps, sort of like mosquito bites, can be treated with a topical cortisone (steroid) cream. Usually premethrin is applied twice, about a week between applications. It has to be done right, clothes and bedding washed, contacts treated too. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to apply permethrin cream everyday until scabies is gone?

Permethrin cream: You should read the info on national institutes of health online www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698037.
This 5% cream may be used more than once but is generally unnecessary. The itching may persist for a long time even after the mites have been killed. ...Read more

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After using permethrin cream for crabs do the dead nits have to be removed or do they just fall off?

After using permethrin cream for crabs do the dead nits have to be removed or do they just fall off?

Use the comb: Most of the critters will fall off, but the comb that comes with the kit will help remove the eggs; or keep using the cream. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hav just been told I hav scabbies. I hav been given permethrin cream, wil that be enough to kill them and keep them away?

I hav just been told I hav scabbies. I hav been given permethrin cream, wil that be enough to kill them and keep them away?

To kill yes: Permethrin is an effective treatment to kill scabies- if done properly....Apply all over- liberally in groin area and between fingers and toes (from chin down to toes) leave on overnight - shower in am. Wash all bedding, clothing, towels, etc. Could repeat in 1 week. If further exposure is avoided- should be successful. ...Read more

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My doctor only told me to put the permethrin cream on once and then I should be and if I still had symptoms a week later to go back. Is she right?

My doctor only told me to put the permethrin cream on once and then I should be and if I still had symptoms a week later to go back. Is she right?

Yep: Yeah, she's right. Usually one treatment with that med is all that's needed for the vast majority of conditions. The symptoms that may persist after treatment are because there is often a local reaction present under the skin that takes weeks for the body to resolve. ...Read more

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Applied permethrin cream 5% for scabies last night, to every inch of my body. On for 12 hrs. I still woke up with new bites. When will new bites stop?

It can take 3 weeks: Scabies symptoms aren't from "bites", but from the body's allergic reaction to scabies mites and their products (eggs, droppings, etc). Permethrin kills mites immediately, but it takes time for the immune system to clear the dead mites and the junk they left behind. Red bumps and itching can continue up to 3 weeks, and may even get worse for a while. Hang in there, it will clear up with time. ...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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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 I use permethrin cream on a boil?

Can I use permethrin cream on a boil?

You can...: But it probably won't help... unless you have scabies. Hope this helps! ...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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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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