Gamma Lotion

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Introduction

Gamma Lotion is an ectoparasiticide medicine. It is used to treat scabies, a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin. It works by killing the mites and their eggs.

Your doctor will explain how to use Gamma Lotion and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. You should wear synthetic latex gloves to apply the medicine and avoid getting the medicine into your eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash it off immediately with a large amount of water. Generally, it is applied to your whole body except your head, mouth, eyes, and face. Your skin should be clean, dry and cool before using it. After each application, change your clothes, towels, and bedsheets to stop the spread of infection.

The most common side effects include mild burning, stinging, or tingling where the medicine is applied. Most side effects are usually mild and not everyone gets them. Sometimes itching may last for a few weeks after treating scabies. This is probably an allergic reaction to dead mites and not a sign that the treatment has failed.

Before using it, you must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any severe chronic disease like cancer or Aids. You should also ask your doctor’s advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Gamma Lotion

Benefits of Gamma Lotion

In Scabies

Scabies is a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Gamma Lotion is an anti-parasite medicine. It works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs. Generally, the cream should be applied to the whole body except the face and head but follow your doctor’s advice. It should be thoroughly washed off after 8-12 hours. Often one application is enough to treat the condition completely but sometimes a second one may be required a week later. This will get rid of the itching, swelling, and redness caused by mites. However, dead mites may still make you itch for some time.

Side effects of Gamma 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 Gamma

  • Erythematous rash
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use Gamma 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 Gamma Lotion works

Gamma benzene hexachloride belongs to a class of drugs called ectoparasiticides. It works by killing the mite and lice.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gamma Lotion is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gamma 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 Gamma Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Gamma Lotion, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Gamma Lotion is prescribed for the treatment of scabies( a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin). 
  • It should be used as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor. 
  • Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Apply a thin layer of medicine all over the body and leave it for 8-12 hours before taking a bath or shower.
  • If the condition persists after 14 days of treatment then the doctor may suggest another treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclo hexyl halide derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Ectoparasiticides

Patient concerns

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My 5 yr daughter is suffering from scabies as diagnosed by dematalogiest, tried with gamma benzene hexachloride & centromere lotions as directed by doctors even after 15days the symptoms have worsen kindly help
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Need to see imagesMay be it is not scabies
Hi I want to do blood test of tb gold
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear PATIENT can get this test done https://www.1mg.com/labs/new-delhi/search/pathology/tb-gold-gamma-interferon-2343
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FAQs

Q. What is Gamma Lotion used for?

Gamma Lotion is used to treat scabies and to relieve itching and skin irritation associated with sunburn, dry eczema (type of itchy skin rash), dermatitis (red and itchy skin), allergic rashes, hives, nettle rash, chickenpox, heat rashes, personal itching, insect bites and stings.

Q. How should Gamma Lotion be applied?

You should remove all of the make-up. Wash your hands and the affected area and gently dry. Put a thin layer of Gamma Lotion cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected by acne, not just each spot. Remember, it is important to wash your hands before and after applying Gamma Lotion.

Q. Should Gamma Lotion be left on overnight?

At the beginning of the treatment, Gamma Lotion is usually used once daily in the evening. The area should not be washed after applying Gamma Lotion. Leave it overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Gamma Lotion?

If you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation, discontinue the medicine and consult the doctor.

Q. What precautions should be followed while applying Gamma Lotion?

Use Gamma Lotion only on your skin. Keep it away from your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and inside of the nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, wash the affected area with water immediately. Avoid using Gamma Lotion on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Gamma Lotion on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. This is because Gamma Lotion can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sunlight. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Gamma Lotion. Avoid contact with hair as Gamma Lotion has strong bleaching properties. Consult your doctor for any other query related to Gamma Lotion.

Q. How often should I apply Gamma Lotion?

The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening) depending upon the requirement.

Q. How long does Gamma Lotion take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for a longer duration to gain maximum benefit. Do not worry, this is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 1 month or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.

Q. When can I apply moisturizer, before or after Gamma Lotion?

You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Gamma Lotion. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. Gamma benzene hexachloride. [Accessed 04 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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1, Anurag Mansion, Shiv-Vallabh Road, Dahisar (E), Mumbai-400068.
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