Use this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered. Use the medicine on the skin only. Keep the medicine out of eyes, nose, and mouth. If the medicine gets in your eyes, rinse them well with water.
Shake lotion well before using.
For hair: Before using permethrin, shampoo, rinse, and dry your hair. Apply permethrin lotion generously, covering all areas of your scalp. Follow label directions for length of time permethrin should be left on the scalp.
Rinse your hair with water and dry with a clean towel. Comb hair with fine-toothed comb to remove eggs. They look like small white dots.
For skin: Thoroughly rub the cream into your skin from your head to the soles of your feet. Leave cream on for 8 to 12 hours. Then wash it off using a generous amount of soap and water.
If a dose is missed:
If you think you need another treatment, talk to your doctor.