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Doctor insights on: What Is Permethrin Cream Prescribed For Or What Is It Typically Used For

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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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Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

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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Is it possible to over use permethrin. Treated once, then found new lesion and started itching again, used cream again 5 days later.

Is it possible to over use permethrin. Treated once, then found new lesion and started itching again, used cream again 5 days later.

Permethrin: Please understand that much of the infection with scabies is now resistant to over the counter concentration of permethrin. If you are not using prescription strength you may not be fully treated. And it is alway wise to do the treatment twice one week apart. ...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?

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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Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your face?

Can you use permethrin cream 5% on your face?

I don't think you ha: I don't think you have to. Are you itching on the face? When you applied the cream everywhere else (except the face) did you get better? ...Read more

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