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Nix Cream Rinse is a product used to treat head lice infestations. It is specifically designed to kill head lice and their eggs (nits).
Nix Cream Rinse contains the active ingredient permethrin, which is a pediculicide and ovicide. Permethrin works by destroying both the lice and their eggs, helping to eliminate the infestation. It is recommended for external use only and should not be ingested. Nix Cream Rinse is typically used in combination with the provided comb, which is used to physically remove lice and nits from the hair.
Use and Dosage
Nix Cream Rinse is for external use only and should not be ingested. If the product comes into contact with the eyes, it should be rinsed out immediately with water.
When using Nix Cream Rinse, you first shampoo the hair and towel dry it. Then, you apply the Nix Cream Rinse to the hair, making sure to cover the entire scalp and hair shafts. The product is massaged into the hair and scalp and left on for a specified amount of time, typically around 10 minutes.
After the recommended time, the Nix Cream Rinse is rinsed off thoroughly with warm water. This process helps eliminate lice from the hair. However, it is important to note that Nix Cream Rinse may not kill the nits (lice eggs). The comb that comes with Nix Cream Rinse is used to remove the lice and nits from the hair.
Using the comb, you start at the scalp and comb through the hair, wiping the comb clean with a tissue or cloth after each pass. By combing through the hair, you can physically remove the lice and nits that may have survived the treatment. This combing process helps ensure a more thorough removal of lice and nits from the hair.
If live lice or nits are still present after the first application, a second application of Nix Cream Rinse should be applied on the 7th day or after, following the same steps as before.
Common Side Effects of Nix Cream Rinse with Comb (Permethrin - non-Rx):
- Mild burning or stinging
- Redness, numbness, tingling or rash of the scalp
Serious Side Effects of Nix Cream Rinse with Comb (Permethrin - non-Rx):
- Continued irritation of the skin or scalp area
- Infected or pus-filled areas of the skin or scalp area
- Trouble breathing
Forms and Strength
Nix Cream Rinse with Comb (Permethrin - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Nix Cream Rinse with Comb: Cream rinse
- Avoid getting Nix Cream Rinse in the eyes, nose, mouth, or ears. If accidental contact occurs, it should be rinsed out immediately with water.
- If you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking other medications, inform your healthcare professional before using Nix Cream Rinse. They can provide guidance on any potential interactions or precautions that may be necessary.
- Nix Cream Rinse is generally safe for use in children aged 2 months and older, but specific dosing and usage instructions may vary based on age. Follow the instructions provided with the product and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions regarding its use in children.
- Nix Cream Rinse should be stored in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. It should be kept out of the reach of children. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine that is no longer needed.
- Nix Cream Rinse should not come into contact with the eyes. If accidental eye contact occurs, it should be rinsed out immediately with water.
- Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to permethrin or other ingredients in the product. If you have known allergies or have had a previous allergic reaction to permethrin or similar medications, consult with a healthcare professional before using Nix Cream Rinse.
- Some individuals may experience mild and temporary reactions after using Nix Cream Rinse, such as itching, stinging/burning, tingling, numbness or discomfort, redness, and swelling or rash of the scalp. These reactions are usually mild and resolve on their own.
- The use of Nix Cream Rinse during pregnancy or while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare professional. While permethrin is considered safe to use, weigh the potential benefits against any potential risks.
- The use of Nix Cream Rinse during pregnancy or while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare professional. While permethrin is considered safe to use in these situations, weigh the potential benefits against any potential risks.
- While uncommon, some individuals may experience skin irritation, such as redness, swelling, or rash, after using Nix Cream Rinse. If you experience any persistent or severe skin irritation, discontinue use, and consult a healthcare professional.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long should Nix Cream Rinse be left on the hair?
The specific instructions for Nix Cream Rinse may vary, carefully read and follow the directions provided on the package. Typically, the product is left on the hair for around 10 minutes before rinsing.
How often should Nix Cream Rinse be used?
Nix Cream Rinse is typically used as a one-time treatment. However, repeat the treatment after 9 days to ensure any newly hatched lice are also eliminated. If lice are still present after the second treatment, consult with a healthcare professional for further guidance.
Can Nix Cream Rinse be used as a preventive measure?
Nix Cream Rinse is primarily intended for the treatment of existing lice infestations. It is not typically used as a preventive measure.
It's important to purchase Nix Cream Rinse with Comb from verified Canadian pharmacy.