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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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Scabies re-infestation or permethrin side affects, how to tell?

Scabies re-infestation or permethrin side affects, how to tell?

Scabicide & dry: 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/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. Evaluation with a skin scraping can determine treatment success. ...Read more

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Got treated for scabies, put permethrin from the neck down last night, but woke up with itchy bites on my side. I think its bites or is from treatment?

Bites: Keep using the treatment as stated by your doctor, also you should use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used. Dry with high heat. Dry-clean items you can't wash at home. Consider placing items you can't wash in a sealed plastic bag and leaving it in your garage, for a couple of weeks, this will starve the mites. Treatment will take awhile. ...Read more

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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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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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How effective is nix (permethrin)?

Not always: Some sarcoptes scabiei (mite causing scabies) became resistant to nix (permethrin) and requires lindane treatment. ...Read more

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Is permethrin safe for a 6 year old?

Permethrin : Depends on what and how so check the label for indicated use and age. ...Read more

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Can i buy permethrin over the counter?

Yes: Yes. For example, rid is available in the U.S. Without a prescription. ...Read more

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Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream should stay on at least 8 hours with each application. Usually, it's applied once, then the process is repeated in 1 week. ...Read more

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