This medication is used to treat scabies, a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Permethrin belongs to a class of drugs known as pyrethrins. Permethrin works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs.
- Skin irritation,
- including itching,
- swelling, and
- redness, may occur with scabies and temporarily worsen after treatment with permethrin. Mild burning or stinging may also occur.
This is not a exhaustive list of side effects and others may occur.Please contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are found.