What are scabies?
Scabies is a contagious parasitic infection Caused by parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It is transmitted by direct skin contact. The mite then digs a hole into the skin, which causes the itching. Itching can be intense and is often worse at night. Within a period of 2 to 6 weeks after the infestation, the mite can start causing allergic reaction.
What are the symptoms and characteristics of scabies?
•The following are the most common symptoms of scabies:
•Intense itching especially at night.
•Pimple-like papular itchy rash.
•Itching and rash may affect most part of the body or be limited to common sites: wrist, elbow, armpit, webbing between the fingers, nipple, penis, waist, belt-line, and buttocks.
•Rash may sometimes develop tiny blisters and scales.
•Scratching of rash may result to skin sores that may easily be infected by bacteria.
•Tiny holes caused by the female scabies mite may sometimes be seen.
How does Lyderm work?
Lyderm Cream only kills the mite and does not relieve symptoms of infection. The allergic reaction triggered by the scabies mites can continue to cause itching for up to four weeks after treatment.
Permethrin (5% w/w), a synthetic insecticide used to treat scabies infection. It also contains a water miscible base. Methyl paraben, propyl paraben.
Not to be swallowed. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Rinse with plenty of cold water immediately should the cream accidentally get into the eyes.
To pierce tube, remove the cap and reverse it over the nozzle, push firmly and turn. Apply the cream to clean, dry, cool skin. Do not take a hot bath or shower immediately before treatment. The cream rubs completely into the skin so you do not need to keep applying more cream until you can see it on the skin. To treat scabies
The cream should be left on for at least 8 hours and washed off with soap and water within 12 hours.