Descab Lotion


Introduction

Descab Lotion is a combination medicine that is used to treat scabies. It kills the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs. It also kills head lices.

Descab Lotion should be used in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Apply only to the affected areas.

Do not use this medicine more than the recommended dose. Inform your doctor if you have known allergies from this medicine. The common side effects of this medicine include hair loss, rashes, drowsiness, headache, itching, and dry skin.

If these side effects or any other symptoms which you think are because of this medicine persist for a longer duration, please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are suffering from any other disease.

Uses of Descab Lotion

Benefits of Descab Lotion

In Scabies

Scabies is a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Descab Lotion kills the mites and their eggs present on the skin. This gives relief from itching, swelling and redness. Descab Lotion also helps kill head lices and their eggs, therbey giving you relief from itching and irritation caused by lice. It is normally effective in one or two applications however complete the course of treatment for better results.

Side effects of Descab Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Descab

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Dry skin

How to use Descab Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Descab Lotion works

Descab Lotion is a combination of two medicines: Lindane and Cetrimide. It works kills microorganisms that cause scabies. It is also potent in paralyzing and killing the lice and their eggs.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Descab Lotion during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Descab Lotion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Descab Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Descab Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Descab Lotion is prescribed for the treatment of scabies (a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin).
  • Apply a thin layer of this medicine all over the body and leave it for 8-14 hours before taking a bath or shower.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • You will still be itchy for a while after successful treatment. If the itching becomes troublesome to you, consult your doctor to ease this. Moisturizing creams can provide temporary relief from itching.
  • Clothes, towels, and bed linen should be machine-washed with hot water after the first application of treatment. This helps kills the scabies mites.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient concerns

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He is 6 months old and has small blisters (pic is attached) all over his body. His mother has the same problem and he got this from his mother.
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Dermatology
He might be scabies plz go to ur doctor n get scabies treatment
What is the best treatment to prevent scabies?
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Avoid contact scabies pt
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References

  1. MedlinePlus. Lindane. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Cetrimide. Nottingham, UK: BCM Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Ginsburg CM, Lowry W, Reisch JS. Absorption of lindane (gamma benzene hexachloride) in infants and children. J Pediatr. 1997;91(6):998-1000. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Cetrimide. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Country of origin: India

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