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What are the differences between pyrethrin and permethrin?

What are the differences between pyrethrin and permethrin?

See Below: Both are insecticides. Pyrethrins are naturally occurring compounds derived from the chrysanthemum plant. Permethrin is a more potent synthetic version of the naturally occurring compounds. ...Read more

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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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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)?

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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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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