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crotamiton

 [kro″tah-mi´ton]
an antiparasitic used in the treatment of scabies; also used to relieve itching.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

crotamiton

(krō′tə-mī′tŏn)
n.
A topical scabicide.
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crotamiton

A drug that relieves itching. An ANTIPRURITIC drug. A brand name is Eurax.
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Specifically, Permethrin prescriptions increased (75.6% versus 41.0%) and Crotamiton prescriptions decreased (13.5% versus 48%) (p<0.001).
Other topical options include ivermectin cream, crotamiton cream, metronidazole gel, and salicylic acid cream.
For extreme itching, try crotamiton cream (such as Eurax 30g, PS3.50, boots.com), to numb skin receptors, or hydrocortisone cream (such as Superdrug Hydrocortisone Bite & Sting Relief Cream 10g, PS3.49), which reduces inflammation.
For extreme itching, try crotamiton cream (for example, Eurax 30g, PS3.50 So boots.com), which numbs skin receptors, or hydrocortisone cream (for example, Superdrug Hydrocortisone Bite & Sting a Relief Cream 10g, PS3.49), which reduces inflammation.
Crotamiton is an ingredient in E45 cream, which is particularly effective on itchy skin and mosquito bites.
Other tests like burrow ink test, video-dermatoscopy, PCR/ELISA, and pecific IgE against major mite components may help.4,5 Permethrin, benzyl benzoate, crotamiton, lindane, and ivermectin are the various drugs used for treating scabies.6 Among these 5% permethrin is the most effective scabicide with fewer side effects and a reported 96.9% efficacy.7However, the efficacy of this treatment has diminished, due to the emergence of resistance especially in the developing world.8
While rosacea is an inflammatory disorder, not an infection, drugs like ivermectin and crotamiton 10% cream (Eurax) that kill Demodex also improve rosacea, he observed.
Del Rosso, "Demodex dermatitis: a retrospective analysis of clinical diagnosis and successful treatment with topical crotamiton," Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, vol.
(23, 24) Human bird mite infestations are also self-limited and characterized by maculopapular dermatitis of the finger webs and axillae, most commonly in pigeon-breeders, bird fanciers, and travelers sleeping in bird-infested facilities.24 Most animal and plant mite bites can be managed symptomatically with topical agents, unless active infestations are present, which can be controlled with topical 10% crotamiton, 25% benzyl benzoate, or topical 1% lindane or 1% malathion preparations.
Classic therapeutic measures for scabies are based on bathing, followed by application over the entire skin of topical scabicides such as permethrin, lindane, benzyl benzoate, and crotamiton (33).