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Perin 5% Cream

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Perin 5% Cream is an antiparasitic medication. It is used to treat scabies, a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin. This medicine works by killing the insects (mites) and their eggs.

Your doctor will explain how to use Perin 5% Cream and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. Your skin should be clean, dry and cool before using it. Your whole body should be washed thoroughly 8-14 hours after you have used this medicine. Most people only need to use it once to treat their condition but, if a second application is needed, wait at least 7 days. 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.

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.

Before using it, let your doctor know if you have any skin conditions or allergies to medicines, food or other substances, or if you have asthma. Though this medicine is generally thought to be safe, you should ask for your doctor’s advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Perin Cream

Benefits of Perin Cream

In Scabies

Scabies is a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Perin 5% Cream 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 Perin Cream

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 Perin

  • Skin burn
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Perin Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Perin Cream works

Perin 5% Cream is an antiparasitic medication. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies. It also kills head lice which attach to your scalp and irritate it.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Perin 5% Cream 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Perin 5% Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Perin Cream?

If you miss a dose of Perin 5% Cream, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Perin 5% Cream is prescribed for the treatment of scabies( a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin). 
  • It also comes as a lotion, which can be used for the treatment of head lice. 
  • It should be used as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor. 
  • If the condition persists after 14 days of treatment then the doctor may suggest another treatment.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrethroid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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Scabies how can solve this problem
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
HHmite/ Permite 5% cream below neck over night to be applied on full body & wash next morning. Repeat after 1 week.Tab. Teczine 5 mg @ night for 1 week.
What is the treatment of Scabies
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
HHmite/ Permite 5% cream below neck over night to be applied on full body & washed off next morning. Repeat after 1 week. Linen to be washed next morning . Treat all close contacts Tab. Teczine 5 mg @ night for 1 week.
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Lattondana, Ludhiana -Chandigarh Highway,-141 113, Punjab
Country of Origin: India
MRP
59.2
Inclusive of all taxes
30 gm in 1 tube
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