Permethrin Cream 5% for Scabies
Why It Is Used
Permethrin cream (Elimite) is one of the first medicines doctors prescribe to cure a scabies infestation.Reference 1 It is the treatment of choice for children and for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Permethrin 5% cream is considered safe for infants as young as 2 months old.Reference 2
Permethrin should be used with caution on people who are allergic to pyrethrin products or chrysanthemums.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology