This medication is used to take care of scabies. Scabies is a skin infection triggered by mites that burrow into the skin. Irritation from the mites leads to severe itching and small bumps/blisters filled with fluid/pus. Crotamiton works by killing the mites that cause scabies. It also helps relieve itching linked to scabies and other skin conditions. Crotamiton belongs to two classes of medications: scabicides and antipruritics.
This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not take this medication by mouth. Avoid using crotamiton on the face, eyes, mouth, vagina, and any epidermis that is inflamed, natural, or oozing fluid.
If you work with the lotion, thoroughly shake the bottle before usage.
To treat scabies, take a bath or shower before using this medication. Remove scaly or crusted skin by rubbing gently. Then dry with a towel. Massage a thin layer for the cream or lotion into all skin from the chin down to the toes, including skin folds/creases, involving the fingers and feet, and on the soles of the foot. Trim fingernails short and use the medicine underneath the nails because the mites often live here. You might use a toothbrush to apply the medication under the fingernails. Immediately after use, wrap the toothbrush in paper and away throw it. Do not use the toothbrush that is same the mouth because it may induce poisoning.
Apply the medication again after twenty four hours. Change clothing, towels, and bed sheets the next morning after each application. Wash all clothing, towels, and bedding that have been used in the 3 days before treatment and after each application in hot water and dry in a hot dryer (or dry-clean) to destroy all the mites and avoid them from returning. Items that can't be washed or dry-cleaned must certanly be taken off contact with the physical human anatomy for at the least 72 hours.
Take a bath 48 hours after the application that is last eliminate the medicine from your epidermis.
To treat other itching skin conditions besides scabies, massage a thin layer gently into the affected areas until the medication is completely absorbed. Repeat as required, as directed by your doctor, usually 2 to 3 times a day.
After dealing with scabies, you may still have irritation for several days. Ask your doctor about other medications that may help to soothe the itching. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or if it worsens.
Worsening skin irritation (such as itching, redness) may possibly occur. If some of these results persist or worsen, stop using this medicine and tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Remember that the doctor has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects. Many people using this medication do not have side that is serious.
An extremely serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any outward symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble respiration.
It is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side-effects. You may report adverse effects to Food And Drug Administration at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Phone your medical practitioner for medical advice about negative effects. You might report side effects to wellness Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using crotamiton, tell your physician or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive that may cause allergies or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dentist about all these products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal items).
During maternity, this medication must certanly be used only once clearly required. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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