Is it bad to use Permethrin Cream 5% ...

Is it bad to use Permethrin Cream 5% 3 times within 1 week?

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Since: Aug 11

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#1 Aug 8, 2011
Hey guys, I recently obtained scabies from a good friend of mines brother. He's been infested for about 2 months and refuses to do anything about them, so I was prone to get them.

My friends family, just about all of them, say 9 or 10 of them? Has had scabies, so they gave me this cream they said to put on one day, leave it on and wash it off the next. I did so and I became a bit antsy and put it on the day afterwards, again. And I recently put it on two nights ago. Will the mites become immune to this or never go away if I keep attempting to use it?

They said to put it on for a day, shower, and wait about two weeks and do the same. But I have school in about 2 weeks so I want to get rid of them as soon as possible..

Thanks!

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Annie

Mckinney, TX

#2 Aug 8, 2011
You can use permethrin cream once a week safely.

I do not know if it is safe to use it more often; I have read of serious (crusted) scabies cases where it was prescribed every 3 or 4 days over a couple of weeks.

Over time, mites can develop resistence to permethrin. So, I wouldn't want to use it more often than needed. It can gradually become less effective.

Be sure when you use permethrin cream that you apply from the top of the head to the soles of the feet, including face, outside of ears, etec.

You have to wash your laundry in very hot water, dry on hotest setting of dryer. Change sheets daily.

Read some more on this board, especially about ridding your environment, clothing, car, etc. of the mites.
Annie

Mckinney, TX

#3 Aug 8, 2011
Many people on this board recommend leaving permethrin cream on the skin for 24 hours (not the 8 - 14 hours recommended on the brochure that comes with it.)

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#4 Aug 8, 2011
Thanks a bunch. My friends already told me about the washing clothing and sheets and what not.

I hope to get rid of these asap.

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#5 Aug 8, 2011
Random question for you guys and gals out there.

I noticed now, when I pee, there are extremely tiny little groups of I guess you can say white dots?

I was wondering if I should be concerned or not.

Thanks!

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#6 Aug 9, 2011
Also, I feel as if, I am doing something wrong..

I'll wake up and feel absolutely worse then I did last night after a hot shower.

I have a giant pile of bites on my left wrist and on my chest and it scares me.

I sleep in 2 different spots to allow the scabies to die off I suppose.

Can anyone chip in? It's been a week and 2 days now.

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#7 Aug 9, 2011
Anyone?

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#8 Aug 9, 2011
Why would you judge this down when all I am doing is asking for help, you inconsiderate a** hole?

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Me Too

Murrieta, CA

#9 Aug 9, 2011
rossle1993 wrote:
Random question for you guys and gals out there.
I noticed now, when I pee, there are extremely tiny little groups of I guess you can say white dots?
I was wondering if I should be concerned or not.
Thanks!
I never heard of white spots in the urine. Are you doing any kind of treatment? Change and wash your bedding and clothes daily? Just a wash won't kill them, you need to boil or iron before you wear your clothes again. I found out the hard way. If you haven't been infected very long, a few application of the 5% permethrin cream should do it. Be sure to include your head; every inch of your body. 5 days later apply again. Spray your car as well and cover your mattress with plastic. Clean everything you touch. Purse too!

Since: Aug 11

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#10 Aug 10, 2011
Alrighty!

Thanks for the help. And it might be just me not drinking enough water.

I put my clothing in super hot water,(I adjusted my water heater to I think somewhere in the upwards of 150 degrees F)

And I dry and wash with everything on high. I sleep on my mattress for a day, and switch to my floor for a day, seperate pillows. Do you think this can help?

My car is always in direct sunlight, should I really worry? And what would I spray onto my seats and what not? Thanks!
Psilo

Regina, Canada

#11 Aug 10, 2011
so far i've used permethrin 5% twice since tuesday before, and i'll be using it again on either thursday or friday, having your car in direct sunlight, i would love to hope that dries them the hell out, but i still bomb my car with aerosol lysol, haven't tried any of the 'home remedies' yet, dealing with this shit is a pain. I've read on another forum that the 'crawling' sensation is post scabies as it's 'impossible' for you to feel them crawl...but i dunno, i still feel 'crawling' then a little sting followed by either a papule or a pimple, this cream better be working, altho i do feel better but it's still a hassle to sanitize and do laundry every day, i think i'm turning into a germ freak! also have a doctor appt on thursday, cuz i want to try ivermectin just to be sure i have more stuff fighting this awful parasite even if it's all dead or not!
Annie

Mckinney, TX

#12 Aug 10, 2011
Our cars have plastic seats. I spray them daily with 70% alcohol (also steering wheel, seat belts, etc.), and leave a window down.

It helps to cover your mattress with an inexpensive plastic cover; also pillows with a zippered plastic pillow case. These can be purchased very cheaply at Walmart, and other stores.

Then clean those covers daily. I use alcohol sprayed on them. But you could use some other cleaner, Lysol, diluted bleach, etc.
Me Too

Murrieta, CA

#13 Aug 10, 2011
rossle1993 wrote:
Alrighty!
Thanks for the help. And it might be just me not drinking enough water.
I put my clothing in super hot water,(I adjusted my water heater to I think somewhere in the upwards of 150 degrees F)
And I dry and wash with everything on high. I sleep on my mattress for a day, and switch to my floor for a day, seperate pillows. Do you think this can help?
My car is always in direct sunlight, should I really worry? And what would I spray onto my seats and what not? Thanks!
It is better to be safe than sorry. Still iron your clothing to be safe. Switching mattresses for one day will do nothing. They can live allot longer than that. You can be reinfesting yourself! You still have to treat your car. Get some mite spray.
Me Too

Murrieta, CA

#14 Aug 10, 2011
rossle1993 wrote:
Alrighty!
Thanks for the help. And it might be just me not drinking enough water.
I put my clothing in super hot water,(I adjusted my water heater to I think somewhere in the upwards of 150 degrees F)
And I dry and wash with everything on high. I sleep on my mattress for a day, and switch to my floor for a day, seperate pillows. Do you think this can help?
My car is always in direct sunlight, should I really worry? And what would I spray onto my seats and what not? Thanks!
We all wish there was an easy way to rid ourselves of scabies. But certainly this forum tells you that there is no easy solution! You have to clean, clean and then clean again....as much as you don't want to, or you will not rid yourself of these demons. Get a plastic cover for your mattress, wipe it down daily with bleach water and change your sheets daily. Your shower curtain should be replaced often, as I was once reinfested by my shower curtain. They will hide everywhere and since they are microscopic, you have to be thorough! Spray your car with might spray. Please do what we tell you as we all have been in your shoes and kept on getting reinfected by our environment...unless you want to live with these mites for years.

Since: Aug 11

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#15 Aug 10, 2011
Then how did my friend get rid of them by only changing his sheets twice and slept in the exact same bed every night and lose them?

My house has NO A/C and I live in TEXAS where it reaches upward temperatures of 103 degrees F.

They're bound to die faster then usual without a host.
Me Too

Murrieta, CA

#16 Aug 10, 2011
Maybe he has a guardian angel that works overtime. Maybe he didn't have scabies. Maybe his timing was good. If you don't want to listen, then good luck!

Since: Aug 11

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#17 Aug 10, 2011
I am listening, and he did have scabies, and well, he's just like me.

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#18 Aug 11, 2011
rossle1993 wrote:
I am listening, and he did have scabies, and well, he's just like me.
I used 45% Permethrin everyday for 2 weeks......Im still here
Psilo

Regina, Canada

#19 Aug 11, 2011
A lot of people think they "still" have scabies when in fact it is post scabies, I've used permethrin 5% twice(but after first time I was still around and holding the infected person(my gf)) so which is why I'm doing a third application, reading these forums played a big role into my paranoia that this lotion doesn't work, IT DOES! apply the lotion right and do laundry and clean to disinfect everything til your treatment is over and you will be okay!! Don't worry about the post scabies! I talked to another pharmacist and told me he hasn't heard of any strain resistant and neither has the health board, so I hope people stop putting up horror stories that permethrin 5% doesn't work!...and just deal with post scabies, also would like to also say a lot of people are saying to buy this product and that product from this website, well that's the marketing people saying to buy their product if u want to get rid of it otherwise scabies would be a nation wide epidemic if these things were that hard to get rid of, stop playing into other people's paranoia and stop letting it get to yours!!

Since: Aug 11

Cypress, TX

#20 Aug 16, 2011
Thank youu!^^^

I will do so.

I felt much better this week. I wasn't itchy at all!

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