Permethrin (Lyclear) 5% Cream - 30g

Permethrin (Lyclear) 5% Cream - 30g
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Permethrin (Lyclear) 5% Cream - 30g

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    Permethrin 5% Cream: Fast, effective scabies/crab lice treatment. Provides quick relief from itching. Safe for most, including pregnant women. Typically Works within 8-12 hrs.

    • Effectively clears scabies/crab lice
    • Kills mites and eggs for complete elimination
    • Over 95% effective 
    • Applied directly to the skin
    • Wash off after 8-12 hrs
    • 5% Permethrin active ingredient
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Overview

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Permethrin cream (Lyclear) is a topical scabies treatment that can remove an infestation in as little as 8 hours. You might be scabies-free and back to your normal routine after just one treatment.

It is suitable for all ages and treats the entire body with each application. It works by killing the scabies mites and their eggs, effectively eliminating the infestation.

How does permethrin cream work?

Permethrin 5% cream helps get rid of tiny insects called scabies mites and crab lice. It works by interfering with their nervous systems, which makes them unable to move or reproduce.

This eventually leads to their death. It also stays on your skin for a short time after you put it on, so it can kill any new insects that hatch.

How effective is permethrin for scabies?

Permethrin 5% cream is a very effective treatment for scabies, with a success rate of over 95%. It is a topical medication that kills the mites that cause scabies.

One application is usually enough to clear the infection, but some people may need a second application one week later.

How to use permethrin cream?

The application method for Permethrin 5% cream is generally the same for adults, children, and infants.

Application: Permethrin 5% Cream is applied to the skin from the neck down, including between the fingers and toes, and left on for 8-12 hours.

Application Instructions:

  • Use Permethrin 5% w/w Cream to clean, dry, and cool skin.
  • Apply the cream directly to the skin.
  • To treat scabies, apply a thin layer of the cream to all areas of the body from the neck down, including the face, ears, and scalp.
  • To treat crab lice, apply the cream to the pubic hair and sometimes to other hairy areas of the body, such as the armpits and chest.
  • Leave the cream on the skin for 8-12 hrs, then wash it off with soap and warm water.
  • Do not apply Permethrin 5% w/w Cream immediately after a hot bath.
  • Avoid applying to recently bathed or sweaty skin.

Scabies Treatment for Different Ages:

  • Adults and teens (12 and older): Use the whole 30 g tube of cream on your entire body.
  • Kids (6-12 years old): Use half of the 30 g tube of cream on your entire body.
  • Young kids (2-5 years old): Use one-quarter of the tube of cream on your entire body, including your scalp.

Crab Lice Treatment:

Adults (18 and older): Use up to 30 grams of the cream on your whole body, especially your facial hair. Don't put cream on your eyelashes; use tweezers to get rid of the lice instead.

After the treatment period:

  • Take a shower or bath to remove the cream.
  • Wear clean clothes after showering.
  • Wash all of your bedding, towels, and clothing in hot water to kill any scabies mites that may be present.
  • Treat all close contacts to prevent the spread of scabies.

How can I prevent spread of scabies?

Scabies is a skin infestation (contagious skin condition) that spreads easily from person to person. The mites burrow under the skin and lay eggs, causing an itchy rash.

Scabies is most commonly spread through close skin-to-skin contact, such as hugging, kissing, or sexual contact. It can also be spread by sharing personal items, such as bedding, towels, or clothes.

  • Avoid close skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. This includes hugging, kissing, and sexual contact.
  • Do not share personal items with an infected individual. This includes bedding, towels, clothes, and furniture.
  • Wash all bedding, towels, and clothes in hot water and dry them on high heat. This will kill the scabies mites.
  • Vacuum furniture and carpets thoroughly. This will remove scabies mites that may be on the furniture.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap or antiseptic. This will help to prevent you from spreading scabies to others.

Important:

If you still have itching or other symptoms of scabies 2 weeks after treatment, you should see your doctor. They may recommend that you treat yourself again with Permethrin 5% Cream or prescribe a different treatment.

Permethrin 5% Cream Patient Information Leaflet

Author
NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
GPhc Number2069518

 

Resources

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scabies/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pubic-lice/

Directions

Instruction

  • Apply the cream only to the affected area.
  • Do not apply the cream to broken skin or near your eyes or mouth.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the cream.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoid scratching the affected area.
  • Itching may persist for up to 4 weeks after treatment, but this is normal.

Who Can Use Permethrin 5% Cream?

It is safe and effective for use in people of all ages, including:

  • Adults: Standard treatment for scabies in adults.
  • Children: It also safe and effective for use in children over the age of two months.
  • Infants: It can be used in infants under the age of two months, but only under the supervision of a doctor.

Warnings

Permethrin 5% cream should not be used on open wounds or broken skin. It should also be avoided by people who are allergic to pyrethroid insecticides (Permethrin).

Permethrin during pregnancy and breastfeeding:

Permethrin 5% cream should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless the benefits outweigh the risks. It's not clear if this medicine gets into breast milk, but it probably won't hurt your baby. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

Asthma:Permethrin 5% Cream may trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma.

Kids: Be careful not to get the cream in their eyes or mouth. You may want to put the cream on your kid's hands and feet while they're sleeping to stop them from scratching the cream off.

Babies: Only use Permethrin 5% cream if a doctor says it's okay. The doctor may also say to use the cream for a shorter time for babies.

FAQ

  • What is permethrin 5% w/w cream used for?

    Permethrin 5% w/w cream is a topical medication used to treat infestations of scabies, pubic/crab lice and head lice. It is a pyrethroid insecticide that works by paralyzing and killing the mites and lice that cause these conditions.

  • What is the cure rate of Permethrin 5% Cream for scabies?

    The cure rate of Permethrin 5% Cream for scabies is generally considered to be high, with some studies reporting cure rates of over 95%. However, the effectiveness of Permethrin can vary depending on several factors, including:

    • Severity of the scabies infestation: More severe infestations may require more than one application of Permethrin or a combination of treatments.
    • Patient adherence to treatment: It is important to apply Permethrin correctly and to follow all instructions carefully to ensure its effectiveness.
    • Possibility of re-infestation: Scabies can be easily spread through close contact, so it is important to take steps to prevent re-infestation after treatment.

    Overall, Permethrin 5% Cream is a safe and effective treatment for scabies when used correctly. If you are concerned about scabies, it is important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

  • Is Permethrin 5% Cream safe for everyone to use?

    Permethrin 5% w/w cream is generally safe for most people to use when used as directed. However, there are a few precautions that need to be considered:

    • Allergies: People who are allergic to pyrethroid insecticides should avoid using permethrin cream.
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women: Pregnant or breastfeeding women should talk to their doctor before using permethrin cream.
    • Open wounds or skin conditions: Permethrin cream should not be applied to open wounds or broken skin.
    • Children under 2 months of age: Permethrin cream should not be used on children under 2 months of age without the supervision of a doctor.
  • How long does it take for Permethrin 5% Cream to work?

    Permethrin 5% Cream works by killing scabies mites and their eggs. It takes about 8-12 hours for the cream to kill the mites and eggs. However, it can take up to 4 weeks for the itching to go away completely. This is because the body still needs to get rid of the dead mites and eggs.

    If you still have itching or other symptoms of scabies 2 weeks after treatment, you should see your doctor. They may recommend that you treat yourself again with Permethrin 5% Cream or prescribe a different treatment.

  • Are there any interactions between Permethrin 5% Cream and other medications?

    Permethrin 5% cream is generally considered to be safe when used as directed. However, there are a few medications that may interact with permethrin, including:

    • Blood thinners: Permethrin may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with blood thinners such as warfarin.
    • Anticonvulsants: Permethrin may increase the levels of certain anticonvulsants in the blood, such as carbamazepine and phenobarbital.
    • Clotrimazole: Permethrin may decrease the effectiveness of clotrimazole, an antifungal medication.

    If you are taking any of these medications, it is important to talk to your doctor before using permethrin cream. They can help you determine if permethrin is safe for you to use and can monitor you for any potential side effects.

  • How to buy Permethrin Cream online in the UK?

    You can order Permethrin 5% online through our UK-registered online pharmacy, Ashcroft Pharmacy. Once you've completed your assessment and checkout process, our in-house pharmacist will review your order to determine if the treatment suits you. If approved, our pharmacy team will prepare and send your medication to your provided address.

  • How can you use permethrin 5% cream most effectively?

    Here are some tips for using Permethrin 5% Cream effectively:

    • Apply the cream to all of your skin from your head to your toes, including under your nails and in skin folds.
    • Leave the cream on for 8-12 hours.
    • Wash off the cream with soap and warm water.
    • Change into clean clothes after treatment.
    • Wash all of your bedding, towels, and clothes in hot water and dry them on high heat.
    • Treat all of your close contacts, even if they do not have symptoms of scabies.

    By following these tips, you can help to ensure that Permethrin 5% Cream works effectively and that you get rid of scabies for good.

  • How long do permethrin side effects last?

    Dermal exposure to permethrin, a pesticide commonly used in scabies treatment, can cause mild side effects such as irritation, itching, or paresthesia (a tingly, prickly sensation) at the site of contact. These side effects are typically temporary and usually resolve within 24 hours and rarely last more than 24 hours.

    It's important to note that individual sensitivity to permethrin can vary, and some people may experience more pronounced or prolonged side effects. If the irritation or itching becomes severe or persists beyond 24 hours, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare provider.

  • What can I use to relieve the itching associated with scabies or lice?

    You can use an anti-itch cream or anti-histamine tablets to help relieve the symptoms. Some examples include:

    • E45 Itch Relief
    • Cetirizine, Loratadine (anti-histamine tablets)
    • Eurax

    These medications can be helpful even after you've been treated for scabies or lice, as the itching can sometimes last for a few weeks. This doesn't mean that you still have the mites.

  • How long will the itching last after treatment for scabies or lice?

    Itching can continue for several weeks after treatment for scabies or lice. This does not necessarily mean you still have the infection. The itching is caused by the body's immune response to the dead mites and eggs.

  • Can I use antihistamines and anti-itch medications even after I have finished treatment for scabies or lice?

    Yes, you can continue to use antihistamines and anti-itch creams even after you have finished treatment for scabies or lice. These medications can provide temporary relief from itching until the body's immune response subsides.

Side Effects

Permethrin 5% Cream Side Effects

While most people who use Permethrin cream won't experience any severe side effects, some may experience mild temporary effects like itching, burning, or stinging of the skin. These typically subside within 8 hours of washing off the cream.

Common side effects include:

  • Skin redness or swelling, rash, or itching is often caused by an allergic reaction to dead scabies mites (may persist for a few days to a week).
  • You may experience increased skin irritation, redness, or rash, due to the dying scabies mites. This is normal and typically subsides within a short period.
  • Some people may experience continued itching for several weeks after treatment. This is because it can take time for the body to clear the dead mites and their eggs.

Less common side effects include:

  • Severe itching or burning (more likely in people with sensitive skin)
  • Skin swelling (more likely in people with sensitive skin)

Rare side effects include:

  • Difficulty breathing (a sign of a serious allergic reaction; requires immediate medical attention)

Important note: Itching associated with scabies may persist for up to 4 weeks after treatment with Permethrin Cream due to an allergic reaction to dead scabies mites. This is normal and does not indicate treatment failure.

If you experience any side effects, stop using Permethrin cream and consult your doctor immediately.

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