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    Default Permethrin Cream 5% / Elimite 5% Cream

    My derm. prescribed this for me, and said to give it a try for 7 days, rubbing it in thoroughly at bedtime. I don't know anything about this cream, but I am worried because it sounds like a treatment for demodex mites....and I have read that those can aggrevate the skin for a while when first using it. And I am also taking low dose accutane 10 mg three times a week (I have been for almost 2 months)

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    Isn't this normally prescribed for scabies?? It would kill the mites, but that may not be your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The taff
    Isn't this normally prescribed for scabies?? It would kill the mites, but that may not be your problem.
    Correct, but it is also used off-label for demodex. I think it is worth a shot to kill the mites even if that is not the sole cause of my problem. It seems to help a small percentage of rosacea ( and other skin conditions) patients to kill the demodex.

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    How are you getting on with the cream, is there any difference in your skin condition?

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    Well, I tried it and it made my face redder so I stopped after one use. My doctor has prescribed Stromectol (Ivermectin) 6 mg daily to try and kill the mites, but I have not tried it yet.

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