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Overview

Head Lice 1% Soap

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

Head Lice 1% Soap is used to treat many infections caused by certain parasites. It is used to treat head-lice, crab lice and scabies. It is applied to the skin as a cream or lotion. It can be used as an insecticide and can be sprayed on clothing, mosquito nets or agricultural fields to kill insects and parasites.

Head Lice 1% Soap can cause a few side effects like skin discomfort, usually described as burning, tingling or stinging. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but symptoms of it include rash, dizziness, itching or swelling and trouble breathing.

Head Lice 1% Soap should be used with caution in people with colour treated or permed hair or in treatment of eczema with corticosteroids. It should not be used in people experiencing hypersensitivity to Head Lice 1% Soap or to any other ingredients of the cream. It is also not recommended to use on broken or secondarily infected skin. It is sensible to limit use of this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding whenever possible.

Apply Head Lice 1% Soap to the hair, or skin, depending on the location of infection. Avoid its contact with eyes. The same treatment can be repeated after seven days if required. It may take some time before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor. Applying too much of it may cause skin reactions where it was applied.

Lice manifestation
This medicine is used for the treatment of lice present on the scalp, pubic area, and other parts of the skin.
This medicine is used to treat a highly contagious infection caused by mites marked by intense itching in the affected area.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to permethrin (pyrethrins) or any other ingredient present with it.
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
Tingling and numbness of skin Minor Less Common
Burning or stinging sensation Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary. However, it is believed to remain effective for 8-10 days in most cases.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15-30 minutes of topical application.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is safe for use by pregnant women. It is advised to consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should be used by women who are breastfeeding only when necessary. It is advised to discontinue breastfeeding when it is applied onto the body. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
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.
Mark India
Salve Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Dermo Care Laboratories
Psychotropics India Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Sol Derma Pharmaceuiticals Pvt Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
This medicine is usually applied once and hence no dosing schedule is required.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. An accidental swallowing or application into eyes or nose of this medicine may also result in some serious side effects.
India
United States
Japan
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
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of asthma. Report any such instance along with the medicines used for the treatment to the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Cortisol Minor
Report the use of cortisol or any other steroidal medicine for the treatment of eczema. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

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.

Hi doctor. My baby has lice on her head. Only two months baby. We r shocked. Please suggest how to remove from head. Am also having lice on my head. Please prefer medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hi doctor. My baby has lice on her head. Only two months baby. We r shocked. Please suggest how to remove from head. ...
Ramkrishnhari, use Sitaphal seeds +Ritha + amala decauction to wash your & babies hair. give her pinch of Vidang powder + honey twice a day. pl. let me know your results.

She was suffering body lice from many days, who to get ride from head lice? Or what lotion or medicine I can apply to overcome from head lice?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
You may use permice lotion for head and body lice. Permethrin lotion is for external use only. Do not get permethrin lotion in the eyes. Keep eyes closed until permethrin lotion is rinsed out of the hair.Carefully follow the instructions provided along with the lotion
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I am having lice on my head it is creating hair loss to me please tell me how to avoid this and to prevent it.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am having lice on my head it is creating hair loss to me please tell me how to avoid this and to prevent it.
Wash hairs frequently and comb with fine toothed comb. For suggestion of medicine consult privately.

My daughter is having head lice and lots of nits. Please suggest how to get rid of them.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MSCP
Ayurveda, Bangalore
You should visit a dermatologist if possible. There are a couple creams that are very effective to treat lice but it should be prescribed based on her skin tone. You can use TulasiNeem powder as a hair pack twice a week to get rid of lice.
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Popular Health Tips

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.

3838 people found this helpful

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!

5400 people found this helpful

Lice And Its Causes!

MBBS, 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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Treatment For Lice

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Treatment For Lice

Lice infestation is a problem, many people in the world must be facing. Medically, infestation of lice is called as pediculosis. With a few measures, lice infestation can be treated:

  1. Use a hair dryer: The heated air will dry out the lice and eggs, killing most of them in the process. You typically need to stay committed to this process for about a month (which is the typical life cycle of a lice infestation).
  2. Using a comb: When it comes to using a comb for head lice treatment, it's very effective. The downside is that you need to brush the hair for anywhere from an hour to an hour-and-a-half each and every day. Using water and shampoo makes the process a bit easier.
  3. Using over the counter products: Using shampoos which contain Pyrethrin or Permethrin are the first options for treating lice infestation.. Following the directions closely often yields the best results.
  4. Using prescription medications: If the infestation still persists, you can take medications after seeing a doctor. They can prescribe lotions depending upon the scalp condition and depending upon the severity of problem.
4079 people found this helpful

Lice - How It Can Be Treated?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Lice - How It Can Be Treated?

Lice infestation is a problem, many people in the world must be facing. Medically, infestation of lice is called as pediculosis. With a few measures, lice infestation can be treated:

  1. Use a hair dryer: The heated air will dry out the lice and eggs, killing most of them in the process. You typically need to stay committed to this process for about a month (which is the typical life cycle of a lice infestation).
  2. Using a comb: When it comes to using a comb for head lice treatment, it's very effective. The downside is that you need to brush the hair for anywhere from an hour to an hour-and-a-half each and every day. Using water and shampoo makes the process a bit easier.
  3. Using over the counter products: Using shampoos which contain Pyrethrin or Permethrin are the first options for treating lice infestation.. Following the directions closely often yields the best results.
  4. Using prescription medications: If the infestation still persists, you can take medications after seeing a doctor. They can prescribe lotions depending upon the scalp condition and depending upon the severity of problem.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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