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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How to get rid of lice from my kids' heads?

Query: Hello doctor,My kids have missed several days of school due to head lice. We have been fighting it for a while, and I do not want to get into trouble for the kids missing school. How can I get rid of the head lice once and for all? I have done the shampoos and the cleaning routine. What else can I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ediberto Cordero Abreu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very common to get head lice in stages of childhood and adolescence. It mainly spreads by contact with other children in school. So, it is very likely that other children also have head lice and should also be evaluated and treated to eliminate the problem. Do no...  Read Full »

I found lice in my sister's hair. How do I ensure they are gone?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 16 years old. I found lice in her hair a few days ago. For two nights, she applied butter in her hair while she slept. I then combed through her hair with a flea comb twice a day. She washed everything in vinegar at a high temperature. I have not seen any today on her h...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. From your description, she seems to have pediculosis, that is head lice infestation. She should maintain a very good hygiene and make sure that no other body parts like axillae (armpits), and groin are involved. The most effective me...  Read Full »

What is the reason for rashes all over the body of my 4.5-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4.5 months old baby girl was diagnosed with scabies before a month. Her pediatrician advised to apply Permethrin both for mother and baby. After applying she got new rashes all over the body, especially on face, around cheeks and both lower legs, feet and sole. Now on her back three or...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the photographs of the lesion. She might be suffering from atopic dermatitis. I can able to give a definite diagnosis only after seeing the lesion. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/d...  Read Full »

How to cure hair fall and get rid of lice in my daughter's hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. All of a sudden, she has hair fall. I then noticed that she has lice eggs on her scalp. How to avoid the lice and hair fall? Please give me some suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Head lice is a probable cause for hair loss. You can apply Permethrin cream rinse 1 %, which will be available over the counter. Prior to application, wash hair with a conditioner-free shampoo, rinse with water and towel dry. Apply a sufficient amount of cream rinse to...  Read Full »

I have itching only on the penis and surrounding areas. Kindly suggest a cure.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having an allergy for the last two weeks. This allergy only affects the penis and surrounding areas. Sometimes I have more allergies and creates a feeling like I have to cut this part of the body. When the body is dry, there are more allergies. Please tell me a cure for this disease.   Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, but only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent b...  Read Full »

What are the best medicines to treat scabies?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and weighs 15 kg. She is a very active child. She was suffering from severe itching and rashes. The doctor diagnosed her with scabies. He prescribed HH mite cream for three days, and Atarax syrup 2.5 ml thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue the Atarax syrup (Hydroxyzine) only if there is itching. You can repeat HH mite cream (Permethrin) if itching is significant. It has to be applied to the whole body below the neck. Avoid the head, face, neck, anal and vaginal areas. Also, avoid regio...  Read Full »

How to get rid of body lice obtained from the hostel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I got infested by body lice in my hostel. Now, it is getting worse. Please suggest some treatment to get rid of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Gulhima Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Body lice can be extremely distressing, and I suggest you follow these steps: Maintain personal hygiene by bathing with regular soap and water in all the seasons. Avoid too much of huddling and overcrowding with your hostel mates. Treatment must be taken simultaneously...  Read Full »

Are my penile bumps and whole body itching related to scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps on my penis. And I started feeling itchy all over my body. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like scabies, which is caused by a mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is characterized by lesions between fingers, genitals, and elsewhere with more itching during the night. It can spread by contact and clothes. ...  Read Full »

Can a non-itchy skin lesion be scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years female. I guess that I might have scabies. But the lesion is not itchy and does not show any symptoms. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The common sites of scabies infestation are the wrist, elbow, finger web space, genital organs, and armpit. It presents as bumps that are intensely itching, particularly at night, and scraping ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scabies. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Scabies is a contagious skin condition. Treatment for scabies is Permethrin cream. Can you please provide more information, and if possible, send a picture of the rash? Have you been diagnosed to have scabies by a doctor? Are you on any treatment for that? When do you ...  Read Full »

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