The medicine is used for treating scabies. Scabies are mites (a type of small insect that can be seen with a microscope) that burrow under the skin, causing severe itching and bumpy red rashes. They rarely affect the skin above the neck, except in infants and young children. Usually more than one person in a family has scabies as it easily transmitted by close physical contact.
Symptoms may take up to 2 months to develop after exposure. Therefore, all infected people and close contacts (eg. baby sitter, everyone living in the house or have skin contact) have to be treated at the same time even if they have not developed a rash.
Your child will be given one of the following medications depending on age:
Preparing for application:
Instructions for application:
If the medication comes into contact with your child’s eyes:Immediately wash the child’s eyes under a running tap for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling or tearing of the eyes persists, consult a doctor.
If your child likes to put his hands into the mouth:Cover the hands with cotton mitts or socks to prevent the child from ingesting the medication. You can also use them to prevent the child from rubbing his eyes.
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