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Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
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Permethrin (Definition)

Permethrin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more


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Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Yes: Crotamiton (eurax) is a scabicide which can be used to treat scabies. It is available only be prescription from a health care worker. ...Read more

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Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read more

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How to cure scabies without permethrin treatment?

Ivermectin: Oral treatment with Ivermectin is an alternative to topical permethrin. All close personal contacts must be treated to prevent reinfestation. ...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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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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How effective is nix (permethrin)?

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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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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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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Best treatment for poison ivy?

Best treatment for poison ivy?

Steroids (cortisone): Poison ivy or poison oak rashes are allergic reactions caused by contact with the plants. The plant sap can be on clothes, bedding, car seats, etc..., so thorough cleaning is needed. Treatment is with steroid creams in mild cases but oral steroids in moderate or severe cases. Oral antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help decrease itching. A doctor can prescribe steroids if needed. ...Read more

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Is ivermectin ( stromectol ) for scabies?

Can be: First line therapy for scabies is a topical scabicide. Ivermectin (stromectol) is an oral anti-parasitic agent which has been used to treat scabies but is not fda-approved for this use and is considered second line therapy in severe cases or in patients who cannot tolerate topical agents. ...Read more

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How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One: Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. ...Read more

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The best treatment for scabies?

The best treatment for scabies?

2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more

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Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more

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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more

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Treatment for jock itch?

Treatment for jock itch?

Keep dry: Jock itch can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungus. It's often unbearably itchy. Here are 5 things you can try: 1. Hydrocortisone 1% cream (relieves itching) 2. Clotrimazole cream (treats yeast and fungus) 3. Benzoyl peroxide 5% wash (treats bacteria) 4. Spray antiperspirant (keeps dry) 5. Medicated powder (keeps dry and soothes). ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Elimite (Definition)

Elimite is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

An itchy skin disease caused ...Read more