Permethrin 5% Cream






Permethrin 5% Cream

Uses of Permethrin 5% Cream

Permethrin is used in the treatment of scabies and head lice.

How Permethrin 5% Cream Works

Permethrin is an antiparasitic medication. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies. It also kills head lice which attach to your scalp and irritate it.

Side Effects of Permethrin 5% Cream

Stinging sensation, Rash, Itching, Erythema (skin redness), Burning sensation, Numbness, Tingling

FAQs related to Permethrin 5% Cream

Is Permethrin effective?

Permethrin is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop using it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Permethrin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

How long does Permethrin take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. However, you may need to use this treatment for a longer duration to gain maximum benefit. Do not worry, this is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 1 month or if it gets worse, inform your doctor.

Is Permethrin available over the counter?

No, Permethrin is not available over the counter, rather, it can be used only if prescribed by a doctor. Do not self-medicate and use it only under the supervision of a healthcare professional to get maximum benefit of Permethrin.

What should I do if I forget to use Permethrin?

If you forget to use Permethrin, do not worry and continue using Permethrin as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Can I stop using Permethrin when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Permethrin without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Is Permethrin safe?

Permethrin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use it exactly as directed by the doctor to get the most benefit. Follow your doctors instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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