Nix Dermal Cream (Permethrin)

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Nix Dermal Cream is a topical medication used to treat scabies infections, head lice infections, and pubic lice infections.

Nix Dermal contains permethrin as its active ingredient. It is a type of medication called a scabicide, which is specifically designed to treat scabies infestations. Permethrin works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs, which cause scabies.

Use and Dosage

Nix Dermal Cream is only meant to be used topically on the skin. You should apply the cream as soon as possible after it is prescribed.

To use Nix Dermal Cream, here are some general steps that can be followed. However, always follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist for your specific treatment:

  1. Make sure your skin is clean and dry.
  2. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas of the skin and massage it in well.
  3. Massage the cream into the skin.
  4. Leave the cream on for 8-14 hours before washing it off with warm water and soap.
  5. Repeat the application after 7 to 10 days if necessary.
  6. Wash all bedding, clothing, and towels that have come into contact with the skin in hot water to prevent the spread of the mites to others and re-infestation.

It's worth noting that these are general guidelines, and the exact usage may vary based on the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Always follow their advice and use the cream exactly as prescribed.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Nix Dermal Cream (Permethrin):

  • Itching
  • Mild burning or stinging
  • Redness, numbness, tingling, or rash

Serious Side Effects of Nix Dermal Cream (Permethrin):

  • Skin puffiness
  • Skin pain

Forms and Strength

Nix Dermal Cream (Permethrin) is available in the following forms and strength:

Nix Dermal Cream: Dermal Cream

  • 5%


  • Permethrin is not likely to contribute to significant harmful effects from brief exposure. However, it may cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you are allergic to permethrin, avoid using Nix, Elimite, or Acticin.
  • Nix Dermal Cream may interact with other medications. Inform your doctor or pharmacist about all the prescription, non-prescription, and herbal products you are taking before using the cream.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using Nix Dermal Cream.
  • Nix Dermal Cream is for external use only. It should not be applied on wounds, broken or irritated skin, or on the face.
  • Nix Dermal Cream may cause skin irritation, itching, burning, redness, swelling, or numbness. If these symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention immediately.
  • In rare cases, Nix Dermal Cream may cause an allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms such as rash, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist on how to use Nix Dermal Cream, including the recommended dose, duration of treatment, and any necessary precautions. Do not use more or less than recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Nix Dermal Cream safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

The safety of Nix Dermal Cream during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been established. Consult a healthcare provider before using Nix Dermal Cream.

Can Nix Dermal Cream be used on children?

Nix Dermal Cream is safe to use on children 2 months of age and older.

How long does Nix Dermal Cream take to work?

Nix Dermal Cream typically takes about 24 hours to fully kill the scabies mites and their eggs. Restrain from washing off Nix Dermal Cream from skin within the suggested time frame.

How often can Nix Dermal Cream be used?

Nix Dermal Cream is usually used as a one-time application on the affected areas. However, in severe cases, a second application may be needed after 7 to 10 days.


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Dermal Cream



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