Permethrin is a pyrethroid, which acts against pests such as lice, ticks, fleas, and mites. It attacks the nerve cell membrane in the pests. Essentially, it interrupts the sodium channel current to the nerves and consequently paralyzes the pests. This, in turn, causes death of lice, mites, and eggs.
- Q How soon after taking Permethrin will my symptoms improve?
- Q Can I wear permethrin-treated clothes if I am pregnant?
- Q What should I do after I use permethrin?
- Q Is there a generic version of Permethrin?
- Q Can I use permethrin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Q After I use Permethrin, how do I keep scabies and lice from coming back?