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Can Permethrin cream be used daily for scabies treatment?

Hi doctor..i think i have scabies...i have the tinu bumps and scratch marks on my knees and stomach area..i use tetmosol soap twice day to bath and permethrin cream.can i use the cream daily.and if i do how long will it take to heal completely?im 26

Mon, 23 Jun 2014
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Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr. Charu Bansal. I understand your concern.

If it is confirmed scabies, i usually advise my patients to apply permethrin 5% cream overnight application from neck to toe weekly for 2 weeks.
Alongwith in few, oral ivermectol is advised.
Daily permethrin is not advisable.


This is my personal opinion for you based on available details. If you have any further query please ask me.
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Can Permethrin cream be used daily for scabies treatment?

Dear Friend. Welcome to HCM. I am Dr. Charu Bansal. I understand your concern. If it is confirmed scabies, i usually advise my patients to apply permethrin 5% cream overnight application from neck to toe weekly for 2 weeks. Alongwith in few, oral ivermectol is advised. Daily permethrin is not advisable. This is my personal opinion for you based on available details. If you have any further query please ask me. Stay Healthy