Permethrin

Permethrin is an insecticide medication and is used to treat scabies and lice. They are usually applied on the skin, as they are available as creams, gels, and shampoos.

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What is the chance of transmission of scabies from a person who is under treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue concerning scabies. My teenage son's girlfriend's sister had scabies so her family and my son got a treatment a few weeks ago. Their doctor could not confirm everyone does not have it anymore so they start treatment again a few days ago. My son left for aholiday two d...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, you may get infected because of sharing the same bedsheet. Please let me know the exact date of starting scabies treatment? Any symptoms, of skin lesions in your son? Please reply to me with answers of above asked questions so t...  Read Full »

How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid masked fungal infection). Steroid¬†is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist doct...  Read Full »

What to do for itchy scrotum with pimples on it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having intense itching on my scrotum and penis and along the sides of thighs and also some hard pimples are there on my scrotum. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Dhanta

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, there are two possibilities either you have scabies or fungal infection, and treatment of both are different. Before deciding the treatment I advise you to send me a photograph of the affected area.  Read Full »

How is itchy rashes at bottom of ears related to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with a woman. After a few days, I had an itch at the bottom of one of my ears. After 12 days, I done an HIV RNA PCR test and it was negative. After a few days, I had a wart-like bump in the shaft of my penis and body itching. Then after 60 days, I have done HIV duo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the case. In my opinion, if you have no contact history for almost a year then there is no need to repeat all the tests. But first, you need detailed physical examination because there are different types of itchy red bumps and some of these are lin...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best medicine for itching.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a tough time with my skin infection. It is being around two months since I got affected by that. I am having the hives of dark reddish in color in specific areas like on the penis point and on the buttock. It is so itchy and the whole body is getting so itchy like on hands and...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HH Mite cream (Permethrin) is for scabies. Can you please send me the photograph of the lesion? Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Why do my arms and legs itch?

Query: Hi doctor, My arms and legs have started itching very badly from last three to four days. First I thought it is happening due to not applying moisturizer after swimming. Now, I am applying all kinds of moisturizer and oils, but no effect. It is not dry but very itchy. When I stretch my arms or legs,...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from scabies (swimming pool induced). If you can send some pictures, it will be helpful for me in management part. Scabies is an intensely pruritic skin infestation caused by the mite. The diagnosis of scabie...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for pubic lice?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problem of pubic lice. Please provide effective cream and lotion for it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Best treatment for pubic lice (crab louse) is to apply Permethrin lotion (Nix) to be applied over the affected area for overnight and to wash it the next morning. Continue the same for seven days. Revert back after seven days to an internal medici...  Read Full »

Could scabies stay dormant for some time in hard and thick skin?

Query: Hello doctor,I contracted scabies from a hotel I stayed at over two months ago. Two nights later, I stayed with my partner at his place. I learned that symptoms can show as quickly as 1 to 3 days in cases of reinfestation and I immediately recognized the small red itchy dots that I began developing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But it can mean that you do not have scabies and it is something else like papular urticaria or like that. Please send pictures of the affected area to help you better. Take care.  Read Full »

Why are there pimples on my penis and testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small pimple on the penis and testicles for the past six years. I consulted a doctor a long time ago. The doctor told me that it is normal. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is small and if it is not causing pain or any other symptoms, then there is no need to worry. Please send the images of it to guide you further.  Read Full »

Please give a correct diagnosis for bumps on scrotum and whole body itch.

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I had bumps on my scrotum and now I got few bumps on my penis head. I have attached the pictures for better idea. First It was told that these maybe cysts. And later it was told as Fordyce spots. Please give me correct diagnosis. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. They are neither cyst nor Fordyce spots. Sexually transmitted disease can be a probability. But, for proper diagnosis I need to know the complete history that is the onset, progression and duration of lesion. Did you experience any whole body itching predominantly a...  Read Full »

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