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Is Permethrin cream safe for children?

Hi, I have a 4 year old grandson that I took to the doctor today for a rash that he has had for a couple of weeks, and the doctor said it was scabies and prescribed a cream called Permethrin 5% I applied it on him from head to toe as I was told but someone told me that cream could be dangerous, he is asleep now should I wake him and give him a bath to remove the cream? It s been on him about 6 hours now
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It is perfectly safe and I suggest your doctor's advice please.

Best Regards -
Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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Is Permethrin cream safe for children?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. It is perfectly safe and I suggest your doctor s advice please. Best Regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani