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Doctor insights on: Which Is More Potent Permethrin Or Pyrethrin

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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 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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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)?

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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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