Use Eurax to treat scabies or to reduce itching associated with certain conditions.
Shake the lotion well before use. Apply a thin layer of the cream or lotion to all body parts from the neck down to the soles of your feet (scabies does not usually infect the head). Apply the medication to dry skin and rub it in well. Leave the medication on for 24 hours, then, without washing, apply a second dose. Thoroughly wash off the medication 48 hours after the last application.
Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. Do not take this medication by mouth. Avoid application to the mouth, nose, or eyes. Treat sexual and other close contacts who are also infected. To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs with a strong cleanser in hot water to remove any mites or eggs.
Two doses of Eurax, 24 hours apart, are recommended. If the second dose is missed, retreatment may be necessary. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Possible Side Effects
You are not likely to experience serious side effects. Stop using Eurax and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).
Store Eurax at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose (after ingestion) include a burning feeling in the mouth; irritation or inflammation of the mouth, throat, and stomach lining; nausea; vomiting; and abdominal pain.
Do not apply this medication to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Flush with water if you get medication in any of these areas.
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