Steroid creams plus permethrin - do n...

Steroid creams plus permethrin - do not use together

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Vicar of Dibley

Croydon, UK

#1 Apr 9, 2013
Just something I read yesterday. If using Lyclear or any other stuff with permethrin in then do not use corticosteroid creams etc at the same time. Apparently these is empirical evidence that this can actually increase the problem (it was on the leaflet included in the box of ointment). Thinking about it logically, if your immune system is being given a boost then I suppose the little mites are getting the same boost.
Vicar of Dibley

Croydon, UK

#2 Apr 9, 2013
I would love to know if any of these patients had visited Exeter or other parts of the UK in the 8 weeks before symptoms arose.
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Anonymous

Beckenham, UK

#3 Jun 20, 2013
Vicar of Dibley wrote:
Just something I read yesterday. If using Lyclear or any other stuff with permethrin in then do not use corticosteroid creams etc at the same time. Apparently these is empirical evidence that this can actually increase the problem (it was on the leaflet included in the box of ointment). Thinking about it logically, if your immune system is being given a boost then I suppose the little mites are getting the same boost.
I have heard this also and have let my ezcema become horrifically bad whilst using Permethrin to treat scabies. I finished my second application last night and washed it off this morning. The only thing I'm wondering is how long it's best to leave it before issuing steroid cream again as my ezcema really is worse than its ever been so the sooner I can use it the better.

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