Scabies is a treatable condition that has been around
for thousands of years. It is nothing to be ashamed of.
This website will help answer the questions you may have
as you work with your doctor to get rid of the itch.
Scabies is caused by an infestation of the skin by a
human itch mite. These mites are too tiny to be seen
with the naked eye.
A very itchy, often pimple-like rash is present in the
most common form of human scabies. The need to
scratch is often worse at night.
Scabies is easily spread. If you have close contact with
someone who has scabies, you can get it, too.
Scabies should only be treated with a medicine
prescribed by a doctor. There is no off the shelf
product that has been FDA approved to treat
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Important for patients: Patients with scabies should be advised that itching, mild burning and/or stinging may occur after application of ELIMITE™ (permethrin) 5% Cream. In clinical trials, approximately 75% of patients treated with ELIMITE™ (permethrin) 5% Cream who continued to itch at 2 weeks had cessation by 4 weeks. If irritation persists, you should consult your physician. Elimite Cream is for external use only. Do not use it near the eyes. If Elimite Cream gets in your eyes, flush with water immediately.
Pregnancy: Reproduction studies have been performed in mice, rats, and rabbits and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to permethrin. However, because there have been no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, if you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Elimite Cream while you are pregnant.
Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Consideration should be given to discontinuing nursing temporarily or withholding the drug while the mother is nursing. Safety and effectiveness in children younger than 2 months has not been confirmed.
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
• Itching, mild burning or stinging; redness; swelling; numbness, tingling, or rash where the medication was applied.
Erythema, numbness, tingling, and rash were reported in 1 to 2% or less of patients. Other adverse events reported since marketing ELIMITE™ (permethrin) 5% Cream include: headache, fever, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea and/or vomiting. Although extremely uncommon and not expected when used as directed, rare occurrences of seizure have been reported. None have been medically confirmed as associated with ELIMITE™ treatment.
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/parasites//scabies/
2. Elimite® Cream (permethrin) Prescribing Information. Newtown, PA: Prestium Pharma, Inc.
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