What is Lyclear Dermal Cream?
Lyclear Dermal Cream is used to treat infestations of scabies and crab lice on the body. It contains the ingredient permethrin which belongs to a group of medicines called pyrethroids which kill mites such as scabies and crab lice.
You must talk to a doctor if the symptoms worsen or do not improve
How to use Lyclear Dermal Cream
- Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- To pierce tube, remove the cap and reverse it over the nozzle, push firmly and turn.
- Apply the cream to clean, dry, cool skin.
- Do not take a hot bath or shower immediately before treatment.
To treat scabies
- Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age - Apply up to 30 g of cream (corresponding to one tube of 30 g).
- Children aged from 6 - 12 years - Apply up to 15 g of cream (corresponding to ½ tube of 30 g).
- Children aged from 2 months - 5 years - Apply up to 7.5 g of cream (corresponding to ¼ tube of 30 g).
To treat crab lice
- Adults over 18 years of age - Apply up to 30 g of cream (corresponding to one tube of 30 g).
How and when should you use Lyclear Dermal Cream?
Lyclear Dermal Cream is for cutaneous use only.
Take care not to allow the cream to get into the eyes or come into contact with mucous membranes (inside the nose or throat, genital region) or open wounds. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
Adults should apply the cream to the whole body including the neck, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The head and face can be spared unless this area includes places affected by scabies (itch mites).
When applying the cream, the areas between the fingers and toes (also under the finger- and toe-nails), the wrists, elbows, armpits, external genitalia and buttocks should be especially carefully treated.
For the treatment of crab lice in adults: Any facial hair (beards moustaches) and eyelashes should be checked for the presence of live lice and eggs. The cream should be applied to any facial hair, carefully avoiding eyes. If live lice or eggs are found on the eyelashes they should be removed carefully using tweezers. The cream should not be applied to the eyelashes because the cream can cause moderate eye irritation.
Children: Children should apply the cream uniformly to the whole body, including the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, neck, face, ears, and scalp. Parts of the skin around the mouth (because the cream could be licked off) and the eyes should be spared. Keep your child from licking the cream from the hands. If necessary, children should wear gloves. There is no adequate experience in infants and toddlers. Treatment to children up to the age of 23 months should therefore only be treated under close medical supervision.
Elderly: Elderly patients (over 65 years) should use the cream in the same way as adults but in addition, the face, ears and scalp should also be treated. Care should be taken to avoid applying the cream to areas of skin around the eyes.
How long should you use Lyclear Dermal Cream?
One application of Lyclear Dermal Cream is usually sufficient.
Leave the cream on the skin for at least eight hours, for example, overnight. Avoid bathing, showering or washing during this period, because this could endanger the success of treatment. If, by way of an exception, you have to wash your hands within the eight hour period, then reapply the cream to the hands and wrist area. The same applies if you have to wash other parts of treated skin (buttocks, external genitalia).
After at least eight hours, take a shower or wash the skin with soap and water.
Provided these instructions for use are followed, a single application is generally sufficient for successful treatment. However, in cases of persistent or renewed infestation, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment after 14 days.
What does Lyclear Dermal Cream contain?
The active substance is Permethrin (5% w/w).
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