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Lyderm Cream 30g - Permethrin 5%

Lyderm Cream 30g - Permethrin 5%
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Lyderm Cream 30g - Permethrin 5%


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Lyderm Cream 30g - Permethrin 5%
Lyderm Cream is a topical treatment for scabies
 
Lyderm Cream is a topical treatment for scabies, a contagious parasitic infection, caused by the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei. which is transmitted by direct skin contact. The scabies mite burrows into the skin causing itching as it burrows. The itching can be intense and is often worse at night. Within two to six weeks after infection the mite can cause an allergic reaction with symptoms including a rash, seen as small red bumps on the limbs and trunk, which are usually very itchy; also nodules in the groin or armpit. Burrow lines can also be seen at the site of infection, usually between the fingers, on the skin of the hands, feet, wrist, elbows, buttocks and genitals.
 
If left untreated scabies infection can cause secondary complications like impetigo (infection and inflammation of superficial skin cells) and cellulitis (inflammation of the lower dermal or subcutaneous skin layers). 
 
Lyderm Cream contains permethrin, a synthetic insecticide belonging to the family of chemicals known as pyrethroids.  It acts as a neurotoxin and kills the scabies mite by interfering with the nervous system of the parasite, preventing transmission of nerve signals and causing paralysis. Lyderm Cream kills the scabies parasite, preventing spread of infection and eventually relieving symptoms of the infection.  After treatment the itch may remain or increase for a while but will go away gradually after 1-2 week. The itching can be relieved by using Calamine Lotion or anti-histamine tablets/syrup. 
 
 
 
Active Ingredients:
Permethrin Cream 5%
 
 

Dosage:
Directions for Use:
Adult:
 
For Scabies
Apply preparation over whole body and wash off after 8–12 hours,
repeat application after 7 days
Larger patients may require up to 2 x 30 g packs for adequate treatment.
 
Crab lice
Apply cream over whole body, allow to dry naturally and wash off after 
12 hours or after leaving on overnight; repeat application after 7 days
 

 

Warnings:
  • Avoid contact with eyes & mouth & mucous membranes
  • You should not use Lyderm Cream if you are allergic to permethrin or other pyrethroids or pyrethrins or any ingredients in Lyderm Cream /
    are using corticosteroid creams as this may reduce the effectiveness of Lyderm Cream by interfering with the immune response to the scabies mite.
  • Do not use on broken or secondarily infected skin
  • Children under 6 months - Medical supervision required for cream rinse (head lice)
  • Children aged 2 months–2 years Medical supervision required

 

 

 


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