Brand NamesElimite, Lice Bedding Spray, Nix Complete Lice Treatment System, Nix Cream Rinse, Nix Lice Control, RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces, Acticin, Lyclear, Pyrifoam Lice Breaker, Orange Medic Plus Head Lice Treatment, Quellada Head Lice Treatment for Short Hair, Ravine Anti-Lice Medicated Treatment, Quellada Head Lice Treatment, Quellada Scabies Treatment, Orange Medic Head Lice Treatment
What is Permethrin
Permethrin is a medication used to treat head lice and nits, scabies caused by insects such as mites. Permethrin belongs to the class of medicines called pyrethrins. Permethrin kills both insects and their eggs.
Side effects of Permethrin
Generallly Permethrin has no serious side effects. But anyway stop using Permethrin if you have any of the following allergic reactions:
- shortness of breath
- closing of your throat
- swelling of your lips, face, tongue
- itching, burning or stinging
- tingling, numbness, redness, swelling or rash
Permethrin lotion is a medication used to treat head lice infections. It works by destroying both the lice and their eggs. The Permethrin cream is used to treat scabies infections. This medication acts by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs.
You should not use Permethrin if you have an allergy to chrysanthemums. Permethrin can be taken during pregnancy but according to doctor's recommendations.
The recommended dose of Permethrin is 30 grams for an average adult. Permethrin cream should be put on the skin from the head to the soles of the feet. The cream should be removed by washing (shower or bath) after 8 to 14 hours. Infants should be treated on the scalp, temple and forehead. Usually only one application of permethrin is curative.