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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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