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Permethrin

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Permethrin A-Scabs Adult, Children

Permethrin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Permethrin be used?

This medication should be applied on your skin or scalp only. For external use only.

For scabies infestation

  • Clean your body and dry well, then apply this medication to the skin surface of the whole body from the neck down.
  • For children below 2 years old, apply this medication on the scalp, face, neck and ears carefully. Avoid applying on the area around the eyes and mouth.
  • Ensure that the medication is also applied on the navel, between the toes and fingers, wrists, armpit area, genital area, buttocks, and any other body creases and folds.
  • Leave some of the medication under the finger and toe nails.
  • After the lotion on the body is dried, put on fresh clothing.
  • Do not bathe or wash the medication away for 8-14 hours. Reapply if the medication is washed off from the hands or other body parts.
  • After 8 - 14 hours of application, use soap and water to wash off the medication.

For head lice infestation

  • Wash your hair with conditioner-free shampoo, rinse with water and towel dry. Then apply this medication on your hair and scalp until they are thoroughly wet, including the back of your ears, head and neck.
  • Leave it on the hair for at least 10 minutes.
  • Wash your hands immediately after the application process.
  • Use warm water to rinse off the medication 10 minutes after application.
  • Rinse and comb wet hair with a fine-tooth nit comb to remove dead lice and eggs.
  • Repeat this medication 7 days later if you still see lice alive after using this medication.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Permethrin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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