Lyclear Dermal Cream
- Treatment of scabies/crab lice
- Contains 5% Permethrin
- Works to kill scabies mite
- 30g Tube
NOTE: After requesting this medication, you will need to complete a short assessment, so our GP or Pharmacist can assess if the treatment is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Lyclear Dermal Cream | Permethrin
You can buy Lyclear or Permethrin dermal cream online, from our UK registered online pharmacy. After reviewing the medicines information and acknowledgements, simply add the item to your basket and checkout! Our pharmacist will then review your order, and the pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your treatment to your chosen delivery address.
Lyclear is a cream used in treating infestations of scabies, pubic lice and crab lice on the body. It contains the active ingredient permethrin, which works to kill the scabies mites. Generally, Lyclear will be effective in controlling an infestation after just one application. To make sure your treatment is successful, read the advice on how to apply the cream carefully.
The itching associated with scabies can continue for up to 4 weeks even after a successful application of Lyclear Dermal Cream, as the dead mites and eggs are still attached to the skin. There is no need to reapply the cream within this period. You can relieve symptoms of the itch by applying itch relief creams or taking an antihistamine, however.
For adults and children aged over 2, the cream should be applied across the whole body apart from the face and neck. Particular attention should be paid to your armpits, between fingers and toes, genital areas, buttocks and wrists. The cream should be left on overnight before washing.
Children under the age of 2 should not use Lyclear unless specifically prescribed by a doctor.
To help relieve the symptoms associated with scabies or lice, you can use an anti-histamine or anti-itch cream to relieve these symptoms if required. Examples include;
These may be particularly useful even after Lyclear use, as itching can continue for weeks after treatment. This does not necessarily mean you still have the mite.
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Side Effects of Lyclear
As with all medications, there are possible side effects of Lyclear Dermal Cream, however, not everyone will experience these. The side effects known are:
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people.
Itching (pruritus), reddening of the skin or unusual sensations on the skin (paraesthesias) such as tingling, pricking, skin burning sensation as well as dry skin are common. However, such symptoms can also occur as a result of the disease itself. Moisturisers and oil baths are recommended as follow up treatment for dry skin. The itching and a skin rash (post-scabies eczema) may persist for up to four weeks after the end of treatment. This is caused by a reaction to the killed scabies mites. If after using Lyclear Dermal Cream you have the impression that the disease is persisting, please speak to your doctor before applying it again.
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people.
Headache can occur rarely.
Very rare: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people.
Very rarely, skin lesions (excoriations), inflammation of the hair follicles (folliculitis) and reduced skin pigmentation have been reported at the time Lyclear Dermal Cream is used.
Sensitive/allergic persons have reported breathing difficulties at the time substances from the pyrethrin group were being used.
Before using any medication, it is advisable to read the patient information leaflet.
You can read further information on Lyclear from the medicines.org site
Apply Lyclear over the whole body, avoiding only your face and neck.
Make sure to apply thoroughly in the following areas
- Genital Areas
- Between fingers and toes
Children Over 2
Again, Lyclear should be applied to your child's entire body excluding face and neck. Particular attention should be paid to the same areas as listed above.
Cautions when using Lyclear
- External user only
- if some of the product gets into your eyes, wash immediately and thoroughly. If irritation persists, speak to your GP
- Avoid hot showers/baths immediately prior to treatment
Ingredients in Lyclear Dermal Cream
Active ingredient: Permethrin 5% w/w
Other Ingredients: Coconut oil, glyceryl monostearate, macrogol cetyl ether, cetomacrogol 1000, isopropyl myristate, lanolin alcohols/liquid paraffin mixture, butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), glycerol, formaldehyde solution, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and purified water
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