What is lindane used for?


What is lindane used for?

Lindane , formerly known as gamma benzene hexachloride, is an insecticide and is used to treat scabies and lice infestations. Lindane cream and lotion are usually used to treat only scabies infestation. Lindane shampoo is used to treat only lice infestations. Lindane is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

Why is lindane toxic?

Chronic (long-term) exposure to lindane by inhalation in humans has been associated with effects on the liver, blood, and nervous, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Animal studies indicate that lindane causes reproductive effects, while developmental effects have not been noted.

Is lindane banned?

A highly toxic pesticide that is one of the last such holdouts from the 1950s is being banned in the United States after a lengthy review by the Environmental Protection Agency.

How long do scabies stay on your body?

It gets its name from the thick crusts of skin that form from large numbers of scabies mites and eggs. Scabies can live on the human body for 1 to 2 months. They can live in bedding or furniture for 2-3 days.

Is lindane still used?

By 2001 to 2002, all lindane uses were voluntarily cancelled except the six lindane seed treatment uses that are being addressed at this time (barley, corn, oats, rye, sorghum, and wheat). Lindane primarily affects the nervous system causing neurotoxic effects.

Which is better benzyl benzoate or permethrin?

Permethrin 5% cream is the most effective and safe modality of treatment in children. Benzyl benzoate can be diluted to 12.5% emulsion and used topically. Benzyl benzoate is a cheap alternative to permethrin in developing countries.

What is the lindano used for?

El lindano se usa para tratar la sarna (infestación causada por [‘ácaros’] insectos pequeños errores que se adhieren a la piel y provocan una intensa comezón) y la pediculosis (infestación de piojos que se afianzan a la piel de la cabeza o el pubis [‘ladillas’] y [llamados liendres] en el pelo).

Is lindano a good hepatic enzyme inducer?

The lindano is a good hepáticas enzyme inducer mainly in the chronic exhibition. Usually there is no clinical manifestation of this induction, becoming does not patent when the patient quickly eliminates drugs prescribed by some other disease, but that no longer have the awaited effect.

What are the health risks of the lindano?

Los efectos peligrosos del lindano son más probables en bebés, niños, ancianos o personas que pesan menos de 110 libras (45 kg), y las personas que tienen enfermedades de la piel como la psoriasis, sarpullidos, costras de piel crujiente, o la piel rota tienen más probabilidades de tener efectos secundarios graves al lindano.

What are the side effects of lindane topical?

Although lindane topical is useful in treating parasites, lindane is a poison that can be absorbed through your skin and affect your brain or nerves. Misuse of lindane topical can cause serious or fatal side effects. You should not use lindane topical if you are allergic to it, or if you have: