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What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

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 more

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After treating scabies with first dose of permethrin is it ok to still be itchy? Especially at night? Granted it's not as bad as before.

After treating scabies with first dose of permethrin is it ok to still be itchy? Especially at night? Granted it's not as bad as before.

Yes: the itching can last for a week sometimes which is why I recommend an antihistamine or steroid and repeat treatment for another week. Get checked if your symptoms persist . Good luck ...Read more

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Still quite itchy 1 week after 2nd dose of permethrin. Should I see doc now or wait a bit longer? Itch does seem to be less than before 1st treatment.

Still quite itchy 1 week after 2nd dose of permethrin. Should I see doc now or wait a bit longer? Itch does seem to be less than before 1st treatment.

Itching after scabie: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. All of the little bumps are remnants of where the mite lived in skin. Hypoallergenic soaps and lotions which are pH balanced will help the skin recover more quickly, and reduce the itching that can last up to two weeks after treatment. ...Read more

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Can use permethrin twice in three days?

Can use permethrin twice in three days?

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

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Can you use permethrin more than twice?

Can you use permethrin more than twice?

See below: Permethrin can be used more than twice but 2 treatments 1 week apart are almost always curative. The itching can persist beyond the end of treatment despite cure. This is treated with calamine lotion or solarcaine for symptomatic relief until it resolves. ...Read more

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What happens if I overdose on permethrin?

What happens if I overdose on permethrin?

Tough to overdose: Using Permethrin as directed makes it difficult to overdose with this cream. Using anything indiscriminately is certainly not good practice. ...Read more

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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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How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

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

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What are some contraindications of permethrin?

What are some contraindications of permethrin?

Best to ask your doc: You can find information about Permethrin safety here: http://www.Rxlist.Com/elimite-drug.Htm. ...Read more

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