Scabies cream typically contains the medication permethrin, which is an insecticide that is used to kill the mites that cause scabies. Some people may experience side effects from using scabies cream, including:
- Skin irritation: Some people may experience redness, itching, or a burning sensation on their skin where the cream has been applied.
- Allergic reactions: Some people may have an allergic reaction to permethrin, which can cause hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.
- Dry skin: The cream may cause your skin to become dry or flaky, which can be uncomfortable.
- Tingling or numbness: In rare cases, permethrin can cause tingling or numbness in the area where it has been applied.
It’s important to follow the instructions on the label and use scabies cream only as directed. If you experience any side effects or have concerns about using the medication, you should consult your healthcare provider.