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What are the differences between pyrethrin and permethrin?

What are the differences between pyrethrin and permethrin?

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

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What happens if I overdose on permethrin?

What happens if I overdose on permethrin?

Tough to overdose: Using Permethrin as directed makes it difficult to overdose with this cream. Using anything indiscriminately is certainly not good practice. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications of permethrin?

What are some contraindications of permethrin?

Best to ask your doc: You can find information about Permethrin safety here: http://www. Rxlist. Com/elimite-drug. Htm. ...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?

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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Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

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

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What to do if I overdose on permethrin lotion?

What to do if I overdose on permethrin lotion?

Wah off: Side effects are extremely rare. Topical steroids will treat irritation and itching left after scabies. Ifthere are other symptoms. Contact your physician for monitoring. ...Read more

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Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

OTC scabies meds: Elimite (permethrin) is available by Rx only. Here is an article for you, I hope it helps. Click on the link!
http://stevecures. Hubpages. Com/hub/OverTheCounterScabiesTreatment ...Read more

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How do you apply permethrin for mosquito repellant?

How do you apply permethrin for mosquito repellant?

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

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How often I can repeat the application of permethrin?

How often I can repeat the application of permethrin?

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

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Is it typical to get new bumps after using permethrin?

Is it typical to get new bumps after using permethrin?

Yes: Because its used to tx mite infection, the infection may recur so you may get new bumps and need to restart tx. ...Read more

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Can you buy elimite (permethrin) cream at a safeway store?

Can you buy elimite (permethrin) cream at a safeway store?

With a prescription: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a Lidocaine cream for local pain control -- it is only available with a prescription. ...Read more

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I used permethrin how long for the red lesions to go away?

I used permethrin how long for the red lesions to go away?

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

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I used permethrin. How long for the red lesions to go away?

I used permethrin. How long for the red lesions to go away?

2-3 weeks: Permethrin cream is great for mite infestations. For scabies: it takes 1 week to really work and may req another week of tx. For demodex, may require 3 weeks and then maintenance if it recurs. ...Read more

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Should I be getting new bumps after elimite (permethrin) use?

Should I be getting new bumps after elimite (permethrin) use?

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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Thoughts? Could permethrin spry kill all types of bugs in the mattress?

Thoughts? Could permethrin spry kill all types of bugs in the mattress?

No - it won't.: First off, don't spray mattresses with pesticide (unless label specifies that it can be safely done). Second, many bed bugs are resistant to pyrethroid pesticides. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put permethrin even if there's an open would due to itching?

Is it ok to put permethrin even if there's an open would due to itching?

Avoid if you can: Avoid rubbing medication over a large wound would be wise. Small scratches and abrasions would likely sting a bit but complete coverage is the best way to ensure the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter equivalent to elimite or acticin (permethrin)?

Scabicides: Are available by prescription only, due to their toxicity. ...Read more

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How long do I keep the permethrin 5% cream of if I put it on during the day?

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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Used permethrin few days ago but red lesions still same. What else can I use?

Steroids: It takes several days for redness to subside after proper treatment for mites. Topical steroids may speed up the improvement. Oral Ivermectin may be necessary if Permethrin doesn't work. ...Read more

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What is the over-the-counter equivalent to stuff like elimite or acticin (permethrin)?

Nix (permethrin): Elimite is 5% permethrin. Nix is 1% permethrin. You can find some accurate information at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001040/. ...Read more

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Using permethrin 5% lotion now & washing bed sheets, will they get infested again tonight? Do I have to wash them again tomorrow?

Unlikely a problem: The Permethrin will kill the mites rather quickly and treated individuals are not considered contagious after 8 hours. The skin disruption may take weeks to fade because that takes more time. I would not worry about reinfection from your sheets. ...Read more

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Can use permethrin twice in three days?

Yes, but: It may be unnecessary. If using it for scabies, it does usually kill the mites with the first application. However, the itching and irritation are caused by a body response to the debris left in the tunnels created by the mites. This irritation will take weeks to calm down after the mites are dead. ...Read more

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Can you use permethrin more than twice?

See below: Permethrin can be used more than twice but 2 treatments 1 week apart are almost always curative. The itching can persist beyond the end of treatment despite cure. This is treated with calamine lotion or solarcaine for symptomatic relief until it resolves. ...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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How much does permethrin 5% typically cost?

$15-$25: A small to medium sized spray bottle of permethirn 5% sold at an outdoor store will typically cost $15-25. ...Read more

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How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

Elimite (permethrin): Hello Vaidehibi. If you are taking Elimite (permethrin) for scabies, it starts to work with that one time application but may require a second application one week later. Also, it can take 2-3 weeks for the bumps and itching to resolve. Over the counter anti-itch creams used as directed can help in the mean time. Also important to eliminate sources of scabies in the home to prevent re-infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How many times can I use permethrin in a week?

How many times can I use permethrin in a week?

Once: It is recommended that you wait 9-10 days before repeating it. There is resistance to the medication now and therefore it may not be effective. Also itching may continue if you have scabies infection even though the mite has been killed. You should see your doctor to see if another medicine needs to be prescribed. ...Read more

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How long does permethrin stay active in your system?

How long does permethrin stay active in your system?

Difficult question: Permethrin is only minimally absorbed into the bloodstream (less than 2%) after topical application, but it is a VERY stable compound with a long half life. The amount absorbed is considered below the toxic level, but it will remain for quite some time (this is based on a study on rats, I could not find human studies). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take for permethrin take to start working?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream will kill the mites and their eggs within 8 to 14 hours.
Permethrin cream rinse and lotion will kill lice and their eggs within 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Can you develop new bites after using elimite (permethrin)?

Can you develop new bites after using elimite (permethrin)?

Scabies killed: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. Rash and itching can persist for two weeks, but all mites should be dead (new bumps shouldn't develop unless reinfected or treatment not completed). Evaluation with a skin scraping can determine treatment success ...Read more

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