This medication can be used to treat scabies, a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Permethrin belongs to a class of drugs known as pyrethrins. Permethrin works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs.
This medication is for use on the skin only. Apply this medication at the earliest opportunity after it is recommended. Apply the medicine from your head to your soles of your foot, including under your nails and in epidermis folds such as involving the toes, as directed. Massage the cream into the skin. Do not use more medication than prescribed. Wash off the cream after 8-14 hours by taking or showering a bath.
Avoid getting the cream into the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. In the event that medication gets in your eyes, flush the optical eyes with plenty of water. Consult your medical professional if irritation persists.
Signs of scabies include an itching that is intense is usually worse at bedtime. You may also see small, fine, wavy lines on the skin with a tiny insect at the end (a burrow). Burrows are often found on finger/toe webs, wrists, elbows, armpits, belt line, lower buttocks, female nipples, or genitals that are male. Even if permethrin kills all the scabies, the dead mites can still make you itch for approximately 4 weeks after treatment. Pose a question to your doctor about other medications which will be used to soothe the itching. Inform your doctor if your problem persists or worsens two weeks after treatment. Your doctor might need certainly to look for living mites and recommend more treatment.
Skin irritation, including itching, swelling, and redness, may occur with scabies and temporarily aggravate after treatment with permethrin. Mild burning or stinging may occur also. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), serious dizziness, trouble breathing.
This will be not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your physician for medical advice about part effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report effects that are side wellness Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using permethrin, inform your physician or pharmacist in the event that you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions or other dilemmas. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: skin infections, asthma.
Constant or powerful scratching associated with the skin/scalp can lead to a skin infection that is bacterial. Tell your doctor straight away if you develop worsening redness or pus.
Tell your medical professional if you are pregnant before utilizing this medication.
It's unknown if this drug passes into breast milk but is unlikely to damage a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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