A-Scabies Lotion 30mlPeter Boles Pharmacy
Scabies affects families and communities worldwide. It is most common in children, young adults and the elderly. Factors leading to spread of scabies include:
Poverty and overcrowding
Institutional care, such as rest homes, hospitals, prisons
Individuals with immune deficiency or that are immune suppressed
Low rates of identification and proper treatment of the disease
Scabies is nearly always acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else with scabies.
The contact may be quite brief such as holding hands with an infested child.
It is sometimes sexually transmitted.
Occasionally scabies is acquired via bedding or furnishings.
Typically, several scabies mites infest an affected host. After mating, the male mite dies. The female scabies mite burrows into the outside layers of the skin, where she lays up to 3 eggs each day for her lifetime of one to two months. The development from egg to adult scabies mite takes 10–14 days.
Permethrin 5% w/w
Methyl paraben, propyl paraben
Apply lotion thoroughly to the whole body except for the head and face.
Leave on for 8 – 14 hours.
Wash off completely.
One application usually clears the infestation.
One 30ml bottle is usually sufficient for an adult
Always read the label and use only as directed.
Seek medical advice: Not recommended for infants under 2 months of age