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What is the typical dosage of permethrin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Permethrin

Permethrin is dispensed as a 5% cream. Permethrin cream (elimite) is one of the first medicines doctors prescribe to cure a scabies infestation.
1 it is the treatment of choice for children and for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Permethrin 5% cream is considered safe for infants as young as 2 months old.

In brief: Permethrin

Permethrin is dispensed as a 5% cream. Permethrin cream (elimite) is one of the first medicines doctors prescribe to cure a scabies infestation.
1 it is the treatment of choice for children and for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Permethrin 5% cream is considered safe for infants as young as 2 months old.
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