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What To Do If I Overdose On Permethrin Lotion
Using permethrin 5% lotion now & washing bed sheets, will they get infested again tonight? Do I have to wash them again tomorrow?
Once: Here are step by step instructions: http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/permethrin-lotion. Html ...Read more
I had scabies. I used many times permethrin cream and lindane lotion. Now I don't feel ithing just I feel they crawing in my body. Is it normal?
Scabies and Skin: Many doctors say that, "as anxiety increases, your specific anxiety symptom increases---your skin sensations become more severe". It's a vicious cycle: when you're afraid of the skin crawling sensation occurring, your mind obsesses, and you end up feeling the skin crawling sensation again. It may be a symptom of your anxiety of having scabies. ...Read more
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
Is it mites? Family is itchy but no rash. PA says try Nix (permethrin) as an overnight lotion, shower off in the am. Sound like reasonable course of treatment?
Itchy Family: Treating the entire family for mites when the entire itches seems reasonable. Mites, on the other hand, should not cause loose stools. Loose stools along with rash make me think of viral or bacterial causes. Other environmental causes should be considered such as new laundry detergent, new soap, new carpet, new paint, new pet or recent travel and the related environmental exposures. ...Read more
I was thinking of using Lindane for pubic lice its not recommed for people with epilepsy like myself. Its it affective. Permethrin and lotion failed.
Lindane probably OK: Permethrin is extremely effective and reliable. Are you sure it failed? Are you still seeing live (moving) lice, not just nits (eggs) attached to pubic hair? Also, itching can take up to 2-3 weeks to clear up, even when treatment is successful. But if you need lindane, it should be safe if not grossly overused or ingested. But check with the doctor treating your epilepsy if in doubt. ...Read more
Pregnant 5 months with head lice. Can use anti-lice lotion or shampoo contain ingredients permethrin 1% w/w or Dimethicone or benzyl benzoate 25% w/v?
Does permethin lotion have a smell and when you put the cream on can you see it on your body or does it rub right in?
Y-N-Y: It has a relatively mild but present smell. The vast majority can see it only as applying as yes, it rubs in. ...Read more
What can I use to stop myself from scratching I used premethrin cream but itching is really bad can I use clear anti itch lotion?
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
Depends on variables: This is basically a bug killer, like what is in your handy bug spray. Repeated applications to the skin, especially if the skin barrier is broken down by infection, infestation or burns could lead to the toxic material entering your blood. ...Read more
With care: Permethrin acts as a neurotoxin with greater effects on cold-blooded creatures like insects, fish, reptiles than warm- blooded. Overdoses can cause nausea, headaches, muscle weakness, excessive salivation and seizures. It has been classified by the epa as a likely human carcinogen. Thus, use sparingly and not around highly absorbable surfaces like any mucous membranes (nose, eyes, mouth). ...Read more
Permethrin: Is usually applied once and repeated in 1-2 weeks. Treatment of family members and decontamination of your home is very important so that repeated doses beyond the two above can be avoided. Although generally regarded as safe for short term use, repeated doses increases concern for toxicity (particularly in the very young or elderly) and can be very irritating to the skin. ...Read more
Lice and Scabies: Pyrethrin is used to treat lice, which are tiny insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area (crabs), or the body. This medication works by paralyzing and killing lice. Permethrin is used to treat scabies ('mites that attach themselves to the skin) in adults and children 2 months of age and older. ...Read more
With a prescription: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a Lidocaine cream for local pain control -- it is only available with a prescription. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Assuming you have successfully treated the scabies. It will likely take 1-2 weeks for the redness to subside. Topical steroids may help speed this process up. Make sure you wash all clothes, towels, sheets, and blankets following Permethrin treatment to make sure any residual mites are eradicated. ...Read more
New bumps after Rx: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. New bumps should not develop unless they are from a hypersensitivity reaction or if the infestation was not completely cleared. An examination of skin scrapings can reveal the difference. ...Read more
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