Lyclear Dermal Cream eradicates crab lice, scabies and their eggs effectively. It is an easy to use formula to clear the infestation and provide relief.


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Lyclear Dermal Cream

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What is Lyclear Dermal Cream

Lyclear Dermal Cream is an effective topical treatment for crab lice and scabies. It treats the infestation of crab lice and scabies and even finishes their eggs. It is an easy to use formula providing a simple and effective solution to clear the infestation and provide relief.

How effective is Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin 5%?

Lyclear Dermal Cream should treat the infestation of crab lice or scabies with a single dose when used as directed – it should be left on the skin for a minimum of 8 hours without interruption.

The active ingredient, Permethrin (5% w/w), has been proven effective in clinical trials to eliminate the infestations of insects on the skin.

If the product does not work within this timeframe, treatment should be repeated after 14 days.

How does Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin 5% work?

Lyclear Dermal Cream has an active ingredient called Permethrin which is a pyrethroid. The medicines in this group are insecticides used to control infestations. They work by affecting the lice and mites’ nervous system causing muscle spasm, paralysis and subsequent death. It is toxic to insects as they are unable to break it down as humans can. 

What are scabies and crab lice?

Due to certain conditions, the skin can be infestated by certain types of lice and mites and can create a great disturbance for the sufferer, with unpleasant and very uncomfortable symptoms. Two such conditions are crab lice and scabies, both of which can be contracted due to the skin being in close proximity with someone who already has them. If left untreated, they will continue to get worse, so must be dealt with as soon as symptoms are noticed.

Crab lice are also known as pubic lice and are tiny insects which are very similar to head lice. They live on coarse body hair, including:

  • Pubic hair
  • Leg hair
  • Underarm hair
  • Body hair on the chest, back and abdomen
  • Facial hair such as beards and moustaches
  • Eyebrows and even eyelashes

It can take a few weeks before symptoms will show themselves, which can include:

  • Itchiness where the infestation is, usually worse at night
  • Irritation and inflammation caused by scratching
  • Small spots of blood or blue spots on your skin in areas such as the lower abdomen, groin or thighs as a result of the lice biting you
  • A black powder found in your underwear

Scabies is a skin condition that is caused by very small mites burrowing into the skin and creating an itchy rash. The scabies mites responsible for the condition will typically lay their eggs in the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), and after 3-4 days the eggs will hatch.

The itchiness is as a result of an allergic reaction to the mite’s and lice saliva, which is worse at night because this is when they are most active.

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How should I use Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin 5%?

Treating scabies

Adults should apply the cream to every part of the body, including the neck, palms of hands and soles of feet. There is no need to cover the face and head unless it is noticeably affected by scabies mites.

Children should apply the cream to the whole body in an even layer, again including the neck, palms of hands and soles of feet but also to include the face, ears and scalp.

The cream should be left in place for a minimum of 8 hours which is often best achieved overnight. Avoid any washing at all, but if this cannot be avoided in certain areas, such as the hands or genitals, reapply the cream immediately afterwards.

Read the instructions carefully for the approximate dosage according to the age.

Treating crab lice (in adults)

Check any facial hair for the presence of live lice and eggs, including beards, moustaches, eyelashes and eyebrows. Apply the cream to everywhere affected except the eyelashes – instead, remove these ones with tweezers.

The cream should cover the pubic region, all the pubic hair, around the genitals and anus, on the inner thighs to the knees and on the lower abdomen.

A 30g tube should be more than enough to treat a hairy adult.

Side effects

As with all medicines, Lyclear Dermal Cream can have some side effects, although these are rare. It will most likely be as a result of an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients.

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