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Overview

Introduction of PMT Cream

PMT Cream is an anti-parasite medicine. It is used to treat head lice and 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 PMT Cream and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. Generally, it is applied to your whole body except your head and face. Your skin should be clean, dry and cool before using it. Your whole body should be washed thoroughly 8-14 hours after you’ve used the cream. Most people only need to use this cream 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. They may be preferable to the irritation caused by your condition.

Before using it, you should ask your doctor’s advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is generally thought to be safe.

Uses of PMT Cream

PMT Cream side effects

Common
  • Skin burn
  • Stinging sensation

How to use PMT 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 PMT Cream works

PMT 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.

PMT Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PMT 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PMT 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 miss a dose of PMT Cream?

If you miss a dose of PMT Cream, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
PMT Cream
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Expert Advice

  • Inform you doctor if you have any skin conditions or allergies to medicines, food or other substances, asthma, or if you have any other medical conditions. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes and wear gloves to avoid irritation to hands. If permethrin is accidentally introduced into the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water. 
  • Apply the medication on small part of the hair to ensure it does not affect coloured or permed hair before application to entire head.
  • Check hair for active infestation with lice or nits after one repetition of treatment after 14 days as you may be at risk of developing resistance to treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to PMT

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I think i have scabies, due to itching in the groin area and thighs. I had scabies 3 years ago and remembered the prescription namely Pmt soap and permethrin cream, although I don't remember the medicine that was prescribed to be taken orally. The problem is i have tried the soap and cream for over 2 weeks now but the problem doesn't seem to go away.
Dr. Preeti Chhabra
Skin Specialist
Please visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment
scabies problem whole body itchin
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Hhmite cream from neck to feet at night single application
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FAQs

Q. Is PMT over the counter medicine?

PMT is not an over the counter medicine. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner.

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