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Overview

Introduction of Welscab Lotion

Welscab Lotion is an antiparasitic medication. It is used for treatment of scabies and head lice. It kills the tiny insects and their eggs that cause infections.

Welscab Lotion is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. Always use gloves while applying the lotion, especially when applying to another person. Apply it on a dry and clean skin and do not cover the affected area with clothes. Do not use if you have an open wound on the skin, is pregnant or breastfeeding, or have history of seizures.

Use of Welscab Lotion may cause side effects such as itching, numbness, tingling or pricking sensation, dry skin, etc. If you experience any of such side effects that does not go away in time or worsens, inform it to your doctor.

Uses of Welscab Lotion

Welscab Lotion side effects

Common
  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Erythematous rash
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Convulsion
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness
  • Tremor
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use Welscab 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 Welscab Lotion works

Welscab Lotion is an antiparasitic medicines. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies.

Welscab Lotion related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Welscab Lotion 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

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Do not use lindane to treat repeated scabies attack.
  • While applying the solution, make sure your hands are clean and dry.
  • Always use gloves made up of nitrile, sheer vinyl or latex with neoprene while applying the lotion, especially when applying to another person.
  • Avoid contact with other person, especially babies after applying the lotion on your body.
  • Do not cover the affected area of the skin with clothing.
  • Do not use lindane lotion within 1 hour of bathing or wet skin.
  • Do not apply lindane solution near your eyes. In case of contact with the eyes, immediately wash with water and if needed consult your doctor.
  • Do not apply more than the recommended amount of lindane lotion as it may be harmful.
  • Avoid if Patients is allergic to lindane or any other ingredients.
  • Avoid if patient is Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Avoid if Patients has broken, wounded skin or have open sores on the skin surface.
  • Do not take if Patients had seizures or fits in the past.
  • Do not take if Patients had used lindane solution in the past.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Welscab

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What is the effective treatment of head lice??
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Perlice lotion once a week
Suffering with heavy hair fall with head lice. Please advise to remove head lice and healthy hair growth
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
Hello, Some anti hair lice shampoo are available in the market you can use any of them. your chemist will guide you in selecting one.Ivermectin lotion, 0.5% was approved by the FDA in 2012 for treatment of head lice in persons 6 months of age and older.
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FAQs

Q. Is Welscab lotion available over-the-counter?

No. Welscab is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon the prescription by a registered medical practitioner

Q. Does Welscab kill scabies, lice eggs, and nits?

Yes. Welscab does kill scabies, lice eggs and nits. However, if you do not see any effects, do not use Welscab more than once and consult the doctor

Q. Is Welscab lotion safe?

Welscab is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended doctor.

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References
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  2. Burkhart C, Morrell D, Goldsmith L. Dermatological Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1818-19.
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