Elimite is an anti-parasite medication. It is used to treat head lice and scabies.
Do not take this medication by mouth. It is for use only on the skin, hair, fabrics, or other surfaces. Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. When using this cream topical on an infant, also apply the medication to the scalp, temples, and forehead. Avoid applying close to the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals. The usual quantity an adult is 30 gm.
To avert consecutive infection wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, and towels in hot water and dry in high heat. Dry-clean any non-washable clothing. Hair brushes, combs, and hair accessories and all things of personal hygiene should be used only by yourself. Avoid taking it during breastfeeding. Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until your lice or scabies infection has cleared up.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to permethrin. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for additional information.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction or itching, skin rash, tumor or blushing, erythema.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied permethrin. Inform your doctor about all your products prescribed by other doctors.
Since permethrin topical is usually needed only once. Wait at least 7 days before using a second application.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. There are unknown overdose symptoms.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F). Store away from moisture and light.
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