Can you use Nix permethrin lice shampoo on your body as a lotion to kill scabies?

Question is Closed Report Mark as Favorite

Answers (1)

24 Feb 2010

Yes, the shampoo is what you want to use. Here are the instructions.

"To treat scabies:
Make sure your skin is clean and dry. Apply a thin layer of permethrin topical to all body parts from the neck down to the soles of the feet. Rub in completely. Leave the medication on for 8 to 14 hours, then wash it off completely.
Avoid applying close to the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals.
If your condition does not clear up within 14 days after applying permethrin topical, use another application."

See for more information.

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Permethrin - I used permethin lotion 1% to kill lice. When I was combing with nit comb I found live?

... lice, is this ineffective ? Does it work after the cream is rinsed out or do I need to treat with something else ?

1 answer 29 Jan 2012

Permethrin - Has any adult used over the counter Nix and applied to their whole body, neck down to?

... feet for body lice? And if yes, how effective was it eradicating it from on and under your skin? Any additional info you can render will be ...

0 answers 17 Jun 2013

Hi, I mistakenly applied the 5% (60 gram) permethrin cream to my daughters hair and left it on for?

... 3 hours. I read the scabies directions. She has had experienced headaches & dizziness. Does the scalp absorb the medication faster than the ...

1 answer 25 Apr 2014

Does malathion 0.5 lotion kill scabies?

I have a minor right now , bout with scabies nonsexually. I did 10 tubes of permiterin cream which worked well but didn't go away. now I was ...

0 answers 3 Jul 2014