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Is permetherin avaiable over-the-counter ? Looking for over-the-counter treatments for scabies.

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology

In brief: Nix, (permethrin)

Nix, which is used to treat head lice, contains permethrin.
But, it is a creme rinse for the hair and not the same percentage as that which has been shown to work for scabies so i would recommend you see a dermatologist for Elimite cream. Read more about scabies, see a sample picture, and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps!

In brief: Nix, (permethrin)

Nix, which is used to treat head lice, contains permethrin.
But, it is a creme rinse for the hair and not the same percentage as that which has been shown to work for scabies so i would recommend you see a dermatologist for Elimite cream. Read more about scabies, see a sample picture, and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps!
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