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Buy Generic Acticin Cream Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Permethrin
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
5%
Brand medication is not available at this time.

ACTICIN CREAM (PERMETHRIN)

Acticin Cream Description

Acticin Cream is a prescription strength medicated cream that contains 5% Permethrin and may be recommended by your doctor to treat your skin for scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei). These parasites are highly contagious through contact with an infected person, usually from direct skin-to-skin contact. Delay in seeking treatment increases the risk of passing the parasite to others that live with you so the entire household may be required to undergo treatment with Acticin Cream.

Stop the Itch of Scabies with Acticin Cream

When applied as directed, Acticin Cream is absorbed into your skin where the female scabies mite burrows to lay eggs. Acticin Cream or generic Permethrin works on your skin surface as well as in the parasites’ burrows to interfere with their nerve cells, causing repeated and extended nerve firings. The parasites lose their motor coordination and become paralyzed which brings about their death. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Conditions Treated by Acticin Cream

5% Permethrin is the most common treatment for scabies. The medicated cream is applied to almost your entire skin surface from the neck down; scabies is not usually found on your scalp. Your doctor or dermatologist may recommend a 1% lotion for your young child or baby’s scalp. Scabies are not seen by the naked eye so your doctor will need to use a microscope and a tiny bit of affected skin to look for any adult scabies present.

The burrows can be seen on the skin surface as small, short, pencil-like marks. The intense itching can also result in an infection from bacteria finding its way into open sores or lesions from scratching. Most treatments consist of applying Acticin Cream to your entire body from your neck down and leaving it on for 8-12 hours and repeating this procedure in 14 days.

Before You Use Acticin Cream

See your doctor to get a definite diagnosis of scabies and start treatment as soon as possible to avoid spreading the parasites or being vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections from having open sores. Ask your doctor about the safety of Acticin Cream if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and any OTC or Rx drugs you are taking, including herbal and vitamin supplements so it can be decided if Acticin Cream will interfere with other medications.

Proper Use and Recommendations for Acticin Cream

This strength of Acticin Cream requires a prescription. If you choose to treat with an over the counter product, you may not receive positive results. The itching you experience could last for 4-6 weeks and does not necessarily mean that Acticin Cream is not working. See your doctor if your symptoms have not decreased after the first treatment as a second one may be required.

Thoroughly vacuum your floors and upholstery as scabies can live for up to 2 days on inanimate objects. Call your health clinic or center for instructions on how to properly wash/disinfect clothing and toys, etc. to avoid a reinfestation.

Possible Side Effects of Acticin Cream

  • Numbness or tingling on treated areas
  • Mild burning or stinging
  • Rash

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