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Can 1% Permethrin be used to treat head lice in children?

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Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2015
Question: 1% permithrin can be used for 2 years child for lies?
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (45 minutes later)
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Can be used

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Thanks for the query

1% Permethrin topical can be used in all children above 2 months of age. It has to be applied once and then again after 14 days if itching and pruritis is present even after the first application. Occasionally children might complain of mild burning and it is normal.

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

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It was my pleasure helping you out

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Can 1% Permethrin be used to treat head lice in children?

Brief Answer: Can be used Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query 1% Permethrin topical can be used in all children above 2 months of age. It has to be applied once and then again after 14 days if itching and pruritis is present even after the first application. Occasionally children might complain of mild burning and it is normal. I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards