2 doctors weighed in:
How long does it take for permethrin take to start working?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
Thank
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: One application
It used overnight and works within 8 hours.
Itching can persist for days as the mites die off and may need to be treated with a prescription steroid cream.

In brief: One application
It used overnight and works within 8 hours.
Itching can persist for days as the mites die off and may need to be treated with a prescription steroid cream.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors