scabicide


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scabicide

 [ska´bĭ-sīd]
1. lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei, the cause of scabies.
2. an agent that has this quality.

sca·bi·cide

(skā'bi-sīd),
An agent lethal to scabies mites.

scabicide

/sca·bi·cide/ (ska´bĭ-sīd)
1. lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.
2. an agent lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.

scabicide

[skab′isīd]
Etymology: L, scabere, to scratch, caedere, to kill
any one of a large group of drugs that destroy the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. These drugs are applied topically in a lotion or cream-based preparation. All are potentially toxic and irritating to the skin. They are used with caution in treating children. Kinds of scabicides include crotamiton and lindane.

sca·bi·cide

(skā'bi-sīd)
An agent lethal to scabies mites.

scabicide

topical agent that kills scabies mites

scabicide

1. lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.
2. an agent lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.
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Among them 5% permethrin is the most effective scabicide with fewer side effects.
3) When symptoms or signs persist, evaluation should ensue for faulty application of topical scabicides and for treatment failure.
Permethrin 5% is an effective topical scabicide used commonly.
Exclusion criteria included: pregnant or lactating patients, hypersensitivity to permethrin or ivermectin, prior use of topical or systemic scabicide in last 4 weeks, patients on radiotherapy, steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs for any systemic or cutaneous indication.
Neurotoxicity associated with appropriate use of the scabicide is rare and appears to involve those patients--infants, children, the malnourished, and the elderly--in whom concomitant factors increase cutaneous absorption.
Repeated treatment with a scabicide and use of sequential agents may be necessary.
Scabicides (Trade Names-US) Pregnancy Category * 5% permethrin cream B (Actin [R], Nix [R], Elimite [R]) 1% lindane lotion or B cream 10% crotamiton cream C or lotion (Eurax [R]) 2%-10% sulfur in C petrolatum ointments 10%-25% benzoyl None benzoate lotion 0.