Permethrin 5% w/w cream

Permethrin 5% w/w Cream is specifically formulated to effectively treat infestations of scabies and crab lice on the body. Its active ingredient, permethrin, is a member of the pyrethroid group of medicines, known for their ability to eliminate mites like those responsible for scabies and crab lice.

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For treating scabies,  the dosage varies based on age groups: adults and adolescents over 12 years of age can apply up to 30g of cream (equivalent to one tube of 30g), with a repeat application recommended 7-14 days after the initial treatment. For children aged 6-12 years, up to 15g of cream (corresponding to half a tube of 30g) should be applied, with a similar repeat schedule. Children aged 2 months to 5 years can use up to 7.5g of cream (equivalent to a quarter tube of 30g), again with a repeat application period of 7-14 days after the first treatment. However, for newborns and infants under 2 months, due to limited data, no specific dosage recommendation can be made. It’s important to note that these guidelines serve as a general reference, and dosage may be adjusted based on individual patient needs and body surface area, with some adults potentially requiring larger amounts of cream for effective treatment, for full details please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet


Regarding crab lice treatment, it’s important to thoroughly inspect any facial hair, including beards and Mustaches, as well as eyelashes, for the presence of live lice and eggs. If live lice or eggs are detected on the eyelashes, they should be gently removed using tweezers. Cream should then be applied to any facial hair, taking care to avoid contact with the eyes. It’s essential to avoid applying cream directly to the eyelashes, as this can lead to moderate eye irritation. By following these precautions and procedures, effective treatment of crab lice in adults can be achieved while minimizing the risk of adverse reactions. For full details please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet

Like all medications, Permethrin 5 cream carries the potential for side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Should severe hypersensitivity reactions occur, immediate consultation with a doctor is advised, and discontinuation of Permethrin cream uk is necessary in such cases. Common side effects, which may affect up to 1 in 10 people, include itching (pruritus), reddening of the skin, or unusual sensations like tingling, pricking, or a burning sensation. Dry skin is also common but can also be attributed to the underlying disease itself. To address dry skin, moisturizers and oil baths are recommended as follow-up treatments. It’s worth noting that itching and a skin rash (post-scabies eczema) may persist for up to four weeks after treatment due to a reaction to the killed scabies mites. If there’s a lingering impression that the disease 54321persists after using Permethrin Cream, consulting with a doctor before reapplication is advisable. This ensures proper evaluation and management of ongoing symptoms. For a full list of side effects refer to the Patient Information Leaflet

For precautionary measures, it is recommended to avoid using Permethrin Cream during pregnancy unless specifically advised by your doctor. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspect you might be pregnant, or are planning to conceive, it’s essential to seek guidance from your doctor before initiating treatment with this medication. Consulting with your healthcare provider ensures that any potential risks or concerns regarding the use of Permethrin Cream during pregnancy or breastfeeding can be addressed, and appropriate decisions can be made regarding its usage based on your individual circumstances.

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