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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a question about the Permethrin cream 5% for scabies. Does it stay in your system after washing it off?
Doctor :   it is applied on the skin

User :   So after washing it off it won't prevent any more scabie mites from burrowing into your skin again?
Doctor :   some part of it will remain even after washing
User :   So i don't have to worry too much about catching them again immediately if i didn't clean my house and clothes well enough
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
cleaning the clothes is very important
User :   Well the reason i ask is because we washed our clothes and bedding right after washing the cream off after 12 hours of having it on

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