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Head Lice 1% Soap

Manufacturer: Psychotropics India Ltd
Medicine composition: Permethrin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Permethrin belongs to the class of medicine termed as pyrethins, and is used as ointment in the treatment of scabies. Scabies is caused by a mite infestation on your skin. You have to apply this ointment in the specified areas, and you have to run it in with vigour. Ideally, very less time should lapse between when you are asked to use this by your doctor, and when you actually start use. This ointment should not be used in sensitive areas like the eyes, nose and mouth and should be rinsed out of these parts with water if it enters them. However, it can and should be applied in areas of folded skin like the nipples in women, and the groin area in men.

This medicine may need to be used with other medicines in the treatment of scabies. You have to check regularly if your itch, and related symptoms of discomfort from scabies, persist after the use of this medicine. You will need to check if the mites are still physically present on your skin surface, and if so, your doctor may advise you to take other medicines along with this. This medicine needs to be washed off with water 8-14 hours after application.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is prescribed for patients of lice infestations of several body parts, and of scabies. This medicine is prescribed for infectious scabies, and for lice when it shows up on body parts, commonly the scalp or the genitalia.

This medicine should not be consumed by you if you have had an allergy to it or to any of its ingredients in the past.

In addition to its intended effect, Head Lice 1% Soap may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Itching or rash of the skin and scalp Minor Less Common
Redness of skin or scalp Minor Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Infected and pus filled areas on the skin and scalp Moderate Rare
How long is the duration of effect?

The duration through which this medicine remains effective depends on the person involved. The average time is 8 to 10 days.

What is the onset of action?

This medicine starts giving use within 15 to 30 minutes of applying on the area affected.

Is it habit forming?

Habit forming tendencies have not been observed for this medicine.

Is It safe with alcohol?

This medicine’s interaction with alcohol has not been observed sufficiently. However, alcohol reduces the efficiency of a lot of medicines and you should talk to your doctor before you consume alcohol along with this medicine.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine does not pose any hazard to the foetus and you can consume it while pregnant. However, you should ask your doctor to specify the dosage.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine should be avoided by lactating mothers if possible. If you are still using it, you should not breastfeed after you have applied this ointment to respective body parts. Also, you should consult your doctor before use.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Sufficient information is not available on whether you can drive while consuming this medicine.

Does this affect kidney function?

This medicine has not been known to interfere with the treatment of kidney disease.

Does this affect liver function?

This medicine has not been observed to harm the liver, or interfere with treatment for liver disease.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Head Lice 1% Soap , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?

This medicine is applied only one time on a particular person’s skin for treatment. The medicine isn’t required multiple times, and therefore there is no danger of missing one particular dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Seek medical help if you suspect an overdose from the symptoms. Also, if this medicine gets into sensitive areas like the nose, mouth or genitals, there might be serious ill effects to your health. Consult your doctor in these cases also.

India
United States
Japan
Head Lice 1% Soap acts as a neurotoxin and interferes with the neural transmission. As a result, paralysis of the outer structure and eventually lysis of the parasite happens.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Asthma Minor

If you have a medical history of asthma, or are currently suffering from a bout, you should not take this medicine. Inform your doctor of any past asthmatic tendencies if they prescribe this medicine for you.

Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Cortisol Minor

Cortisol reacts with this medicine, and the effectiveness of both on you might be impaired. Inform your doctor if you are using cortisol, or any steroidal medicines to heal eczema.

What are you using Head Lice 1% Soap for?
Lice manifestation
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Itching or rash of the skin and scalp
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Popular Questions & Answers

Where do head lice come from? So how do head lice move around? Can head lice spread disease?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Head lice are spread from an infected person to an uninfected person by direct contact with the hair, sharing of combs, towels, clothes. Lice bites can make a person's scalp itchy and irritated. Most lice feed on blood several times a day, and they can survive up to 2 days off the scalp. Hope you got your answer.

How can I remove head lice After using medicare it's not going. please suggest me.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
How can I remove head lice After using medicare it's not going. please suggest me.
Avoid using regular shampoo one to two days after. Continue checking for two to three weeks for nits and lice. Soak combs and brushes in boiling water for five to 10 minutes.

My wife is suffering from Lice since 2 months. Could you please suggest effective solution to get rid of lice from her head.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Apply 30-60 ml of 1% permite/permiskin lotion to washed and towel dried hair and allow to remain for 10 minutes. 2. Rinse with water. 3. Treatment may be repeated after 7-10 days if lice or nits are detected in hair 4. Consult skin specialist, if no relief.

I have so many crab type lice on my head from 4 years how to get release from those lice. Please help me by providing some good suggestions.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Apply perlice cream 1% over scal and hair ,at night ,single application only wash with you normal shampoo on next day morning wash your daily cloths, bedsheet ,pillow cover, in hot water.
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I have a lot of lice in my head and I’m not getting rid of it even though I comb it I really want to remove please I need a help to rid of these lice.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Salt and vinegar may work together to dehydrate and kill lice/nits. (source 1, source 2) To use, apply as a spray (1/4 cup salt dissolved in 1/4 cup warm vinegar) until the scalp/hair is wet. Allow the mixture to sit until the hair is fully dry, then coat the scalp and hair completely with coconut or olive oil.

Popular Health Tips

Lice And Its Causes!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Faridabad
Lice And Its Causes!

A head louse is an insect that lives on the human scalp and feeds on human blood. The female louse lays eggs in the head and makes sure the eggs are attached to the hair shaft. It takes around eight days for the egg to hatch. The louse takes another 11 days to mature into an adult louse.

Causes:
The primary cause of head louse is poor personal hygiene. Other causes due to which a person can be infected by lice are:

  1. Using combs and towels that are infested.
  2. Coming in contact with another person who has this condition.
  3. Sharing the bed with a person who is affected by lice.

Symptoms:

When a person is affected by this condition then the following symptoms are observed:

  1. The saliva of the lice causes an allergic reaction in the scalp which leads to constant itching. It can occur in various places such as ears, scalp and the neck. It may not occur initially, but it tends to occur after a few weeks.
  2. Constant scratching can lead to formation of small red bumps on the skin. A bacterial infection usually occurs from constant itching.
  3. It may lead to symptoms of dandruff in the scalp.
  4. Presence of various insects in the scalp.

Prevention of Lice:

Lice can be prevented by using medicated shampoos and conditioners to wash the hair. The shampoos are usually based on a chemical called pyrethrin. This compound is toxic for lice and helps in getting rid of it.

You can also opt for the following lifestyle changes to prevent lice:

  1. You should avoid sharing your hairbrush with others.
  2. In case you have long hair, tie it in buns or ponytails.
  3. Add tea tree oil to your shampoo before using it.
  4. Keep the scalp clean to prevent infestations.
  5. Avoid sharing pillows and clothes. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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Head Lice - How You can Treat Them?

Senior Residency, DNB - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy , MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Head Lice - How You can Treat Them?

‘Head lice’ are insects that feed on the blood of your scalp. This condition usually affects children and is moderately contagious. Contrary to popular belief, head lice does not occur due to poor personal hygiene.

The symptoms of head lice are:

1. Presence of lice on scalp: Lice are small insects that are usually hard to spot. But their infestation can be felt because you experience intense itching on the scalp.

2. Itching: There will be intense itching on the scalp and the neck. This itching occurs due to the saliva secretion by the lice that the skin is allergic to. Usually, the itching starts after 3 to 6 weeks of infestation.

3. Lice eggs: The lice eggs stick to the shafts of the hair. They are very hard to spot as they are small and well camouflaged.

What can be the reasons behind their infestation

This condition is contagious; apart from direct contact with the scalp of an infected person, this condition can also spread if you happen to share the below mentioned items with an infected person:

1. Brushes

2. Hats

3. Headphones

4. Towels

5. Pillows

6. Accessories for the hair

The treatments for hair lice are:

1. Over- the counter (OTC) products: OTC products are made from ‘pyrethrin’, a compound extracted from the ‘chrysanthemum’ flower. ‘Pyrethrin’ works as an insecticidal compound and it is advised to use these medications only after washing your hair with a shampoo. Vinegar may also be used to loosen the nits from the hair shafts.

2. Prescription medications: Certain medications can also be prescribed by the doctor, such as benzyl alcohol and lindane.

Certain home remedies for head lice include:

1. Essential oils: Apply oils such as Anise oil or tea tree on the scalp; these oils act as toxins for the lice.

2. Wet combing: This is a method wherein the wet hair is combed using a fine toothed comb to remove the nits and the lice. Repeat the procedure for 3-4 days every week. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Head Lice

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Head Lice

‘Head lice’ are insects that feed on the blood of your scalp. This condition usually affects children and is moderately contagious. Contrary to popular belief, head lice does not occur due to poor personal hygiene.

The symptoms of head lice are:

1. Presence of lice on scalp: Lice are small insects that are usually hard to spot. But their infestation can be felt because you experience intense itching on the scalp.

2. Itching: There will be intense itching on the scalp and the neck. This itching occurs due to the saliva secretion by the lice that the skin is allergic to. Usually, the itching starts after 3 to 6 weeks of infestation.

3. Lice eggs: The lice eggs stick to the shafts of the hair. They are very hard to spot as they are small and well camouflaged.

What can be the reasons behind their infestation

This condition is contagious; apart from direct contact with the scalp of an infected person, this condition can also spread if you happen to share the below-mentioned items with an infected person:

1. Brushes

2. Hats

3. Headphones

4. Towels

5. Pillows

6. Accessories for the hair

The treatments for hair lice are:

1. Over- the counter (OTC) products: OTC products are made from ‘pyrethrin’, a compound extracted from the ‘chrysanthemum’ flower. ‘Pyrethrin’ works as an insecticidal compound and it is advised to use these medications only after washing your hair with a shampoo. Vinegar may also be used to loosen the nits from the hair shafts.

2. Prescription medications: Certain medications can also be prescribed by the doctor, such as benzyl alcohol and lindane.

Certain home remedies for head lice include:

1. Essential oils: Apply oils such as Anise oil or tea tree on the scalp; these oils act as toxins for the lice.

2. Wet combing: This is a method wherein the wet hair is combed using a fine toothed comb to remove the nits and the lice. Repeat the procedure for 3-4 days every week. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know The Treatment For Head Lice!

MD, DNB, FIDP, FIL
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Know The Treatment For Head Lice!

‘Head lice’ are insects that feed on the blood of your scalp. This condition usually affects children and is moderately contagious. Contrary to popular belief, head lice does not occur due to poor personal hygiene.

The symptoms of head lice are:

1. Presence of lice on scalp: Lice are small insects that are usually hard to spot. But their infestation can be felt because you experience intense itching on the scalp.

2. Itching: There will be intense itching on the scalp and the neck. This itching occurs due to the saliva secretion by the lice that the skin is allergic to. Usually, the itching starts after 3 to 6 weeks of infestation.

3. Lice eggs: The lice eggs stick to the shafts of the hair. They are very hard to spot as they are small and well camouflaged.

What can be the reasons behind their infestation

This condition is contagious; apart from direct contact with the scalp of an infected person, this condition can also spread if you happen to share the below mentioned items with an infected person:

1. Brushes

2. Hats

3. Headphones

4. Towels

5. Pillows

6. Accessories for the hair

The treatments for hair lice are:

1. Over- the counter (OTC) products: OTC products are made from ‘pyrethrin’, a compound extracted from the ‘chrysanthemum’ flower. ‘Pyrethrin’ works as an insecticidal compound and it is advised to use these medications only after washing your hair with a shampoo. Vinegar may also be used to loosen the nits from the hair shafts.

2. Prescription medications: Certain medications can also be prescribed by the doctor, such as benzyl alcohol and lindane.

Certain home remedies for head lice include:

1. Essential oils: Apply oils such as Anise oil or tea tree on the scalp; these oils act as toxins for the lice.

2. Wet combing: This is a method wherein the wet hair is combed using a fine toothed comb to remove the nits and the lice. Repeat the procedure for 3-4 days every week.

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Avoiding Head Lice!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Avoiding Head Lice!

What is Head Lice?

Head lice are parasites that can be found on the heads of people. Head lice are tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that live and feed on blood from your scalp.

Symptoms of Head Lice-

  • Intense itching
  • Adult lice on scalp
  • Lice eggs (nits) on hair shafts

Causes of Head Lice-

  • Head-to-head contact
  • Sharing personal items like comb, caps, hats
  • Contaminated Towels, Clothing, Blankets and Pillows

Risk factors of Head Lice-

Contact with someone who already has lice


Complications of Head Lice-

It may cause you to scratch your head so vigorously that you break the skin.

Diagnosis of Head Lice-

Use disposable gloves and look at the person’s head under a bright light. Part the hair all the way down to the scalp in very small sections, looking both for moving lice and eggs (nits). Look at the entire head this way. Look closely around the top of the neck and ears, the most common locations for eggs.

Precautions & Prevention of Head Lice-

It’s difficult to prevent the spread of head lice among children in child care and in school. You can ask your child not to share hats, scarves, coats, combs, brushes, hair decorations and other personal belongings at school.

Treatment of Head Lice

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Head Lice
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Head Lice
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Head Lice
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Head Lice
  • Surgical Treatment of Head Lice
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Head Lice
  • Other Treatment of Head Lice

Homeopathic Treatment of Head Lice-

Homeopathy eliminates body’s proneness of letting lice become parasitic. It removes lice and prevent recurrence.It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of head lice are:

  • Carb ac
  • Lyco
  • Merc
  • Staph
  • Vinca

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Head Lice-

Allopathic treatment is available in the form of cream, lotion and shampoo. Malathion, Lindane and Benzyl alcohol lotion are prescribed under allopathic treatment. Malathion is intended for use in adults and children age 6 or older. Below six years, a fine-toothed or nit comb can physically remove the lice from wet hair.

Other Treatment of Head Lice-

Head lice treatment with vinegar is probably one of the most popular of all lice treatments.

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