Nix Dermal Cream 5% - 30 Grams

Permethrin 5% belongs to a group of medications called synthetic pyrethroids, which are insecticides. Permethrin 5% works by paralyzing mites that cause scabies, killing them and their eggs. This medication works to get rid of scabies infestation, but skin itching may take up to 2 weeks to disappear after treatment.

Directions for use:

  • For adults and children 12 years of age and older, the usual amount of cream needed per treatment is approximately one tube (30 g). For children 5 to 12 years of age, the usual amount of cream needed per treatment is ½ of a tube (15 g), and for children 2 to 4 years of age is ¼ of a tube (7.5 g). If the head, neck, scalp, and outer ears require treatment, more cream may be needed to cover these areas.
  • Before using this product, make sure that your skin is clean, dry, and cool. Do not take a hot bath or shower before using permethrin.
  • For the lotion form of this medication, shake the bottle before use. For both the lotion and the cream, massage the product into the skin covering the entire area from the neck to the soles of the feet. Pay extra attention to the areas between the fingers and toes, underneath the fingernails and toenails, wrists, armpits, genital area, and buttocks.
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