Part of a solid scabies treatment plan is using Permethrin cream. However, it’s not always the easiest thing to get without an expensive visit to a doctor or dermatologist. This leaves most people wondering how to buy permethrin cream for their scabies treatment.
What is Permethrin cream?
Permethrin cream is an insecticide cream which is very effective at killing scabies. It is the first line of treatment that your doctor will prescribe to you after a scabies diagnosis. Normally it is sold in a 30g tube as a 5% permethrin lotion.
Permethrin cream is a central part of scabies treatment, and one of the main courses of action in my recommended 30 day scabies treatment plan.
How To buy Permethrin cream?
The easiest way to get permethrin cream is to get a prescription from your doctor. However for many people getting a prescription isn’t always possible, and in some states the cream costs over $100 per tube! That can be quite the bill when trying to treat a family of five.
Below I’m going to give you all the options possible for getting Permethrin cream; hopefully this should give you the information you need to get treat your scabies safely and affordably.
Option 1: Your doctor or dermatologist
If you live in the US and you have insurance, hopefully this should be an easy enough option. If you have a decent doctor, he will look at your skin through his microscope and identify the mites and/or burrows. Then he’ll prescribe you the cream and your insurance should cover it. Hopefully you can get prescribed the Ivermectin treatment too as they work very well in conjunction with each other.
Option 2: Buy permethrin cream online
If you don’t have access to a doctor or your doctor is useless and won’t diagnose you properly, you can purchase the Permethrin online. One store that I have purchased items from in the past is Inhouse Pharmacy. It has been a while since I purchased anything there but I believe they are still legit. I’m not affiliated with them in any way – it’s just the best place I know of to get treatments without a prescription. This is their permethrin cream, which is the same brand I also used during my treatment:
Option 3: Make permethrin cream yourself
Sometimes you can get permethrin cream on Amazon, but the listings don’t last long. However, you can buy permethrin lotion (which is used for treating animals) and make your own.
Next you’ll need a basic body lotion or moisturizer. A generic moisturizing cream like this is ideal. You don’t want anything with too many added fragrances or chemicals.
Simply mix these two together (half a cup of one, half a cup of the other) and you will have 5% permethrin cream.
This is also great if you need to treat several people in a household, as buying multiple small tubes of permethrin is going to cost a small fortune. You can read more about buying permethrin OTC in my expanded guide here.
Make sure you use the permethrin properly!
Now that you have permethrin cream, you need to understand how to use it properly. I have a very thorough guide to using permethrin cream effectively (most people use it incorrectly, which is why it doesn’t work!) and I highly recommend reading this guide before you start your treatment. You can check out that article here.
I also have a scabies treatment guide which covers the exact treatment I used to completely cure my scabies in one month. Permethrin cream is a central part of this treatment and I recommend you check it out if you’re currently trying to treat scabies, I’m sure it will help. Click here to head over there now.