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How to Buy 5% Permethrin Cream Online (OTC) for Scabies
I’ll be blunt here. Scabies can make people miserable. You are going through some tough times.
I know this because I’ve been there.
I’ve been up all night anxiously itching and worrying about bugs.
Afraid to touch others and completely preoccupied with the infection.
I never want to be stuck like that again.
If you’re like most scabies sufferers you want to find scabies treatments over the counter.
Even though 5% permethrin cream for scabies can be bought it Walmart and Walgreens, it needs to be prescribed by a doctor.
This can frustrating because getting a prescription can be elusive.
The majority of health practitioners simply do not understand the infestation we are dealing with and end up reluctant to diagnose the condition for what it is.
Because of this:
- Doctors sometimes refuse to prescribe the correct treatment, even when it is needed
- Doctors refuse to prescribe the right amount of treatment. This happens a lot with larger families.
This leaves you wondering where can I buy permethrin cream if I don’t have a doctors note?
In this post, we cover how to get your permethrin cream over the counter, without a doctor.
Okay, so where to purchase 5% permethrin cream online?
Lately, vendors for OTC permethrin cream have been hard to come by.
Right now you can buy it here on eBay.
If you’re in the USA prepare to wait a week for your shipment. You can always expedite shipping. The good thing about eBay is the permethrin cream is its relatively inexpensive price. You’d be paying a lot more for it elsewhere.
*UPDATE*1/2/18 right now you can also find 5% permethrin cream here on Amazon, but note: these listings tend to not last long. Also, note that the cream on Amazon ships from Sri Lanka so it will take a few weeks to get there. The eBay option will arrive sooner, so I recommend it above the Amazon option.
Amazon vendors have started to carry the same 5% Permethrin cream that the doctors prescribe. Because of this, there is no need to go to trudge to the doctor’s office and pay co-pay bills.
No prescription is necessary. You don’t even have to leave your house.
This is especially helpful for those who:
- Have a doctor who refuses to believe that you have scabies.
- Don’t have health insurance to pay the higher costs.
- Are interested in avoiding the hassle at the doctor’s office.
Take a deep breath, your misery will soon be over.
Remember you can always buy Permethrin spray on Amazon to clean surfaces and liquid permethrin to mix your own cream with. I recommend you use the spray to clean any surfaces that infested people have come in contact with.
You can also buy the raw ingredients to make your own permethrin cream (you’ll find that information below).
Making Your Own 5% Permethrin Cream for Scabies
Recently, a video was uploaded to YouTube that guides you on how to make your own 5% lotion.
In the video, you find out how to mix your own ingredients and make permethrin cream otc yourself. It won’t be just like the pre-made cream (it can often turn out a bit runny), but it should be enough to help cure you!
Making your own Permethrin is best if you have a large family to treat and want to be sure you know exactly what ingredients have gone into your treatment.
If you are treating multiple people it will cost more than $2 like what is said in the video, but overall it could be cheaper to make it yourself. Just follow the guide make sure you get the portions correct.
I would add the video to this post, but the person who made the video has disabled embedding.
So here is the direct link to Youtube. Nevermind, the video has recently been set to private. Hopefefully that changes.
Here is how to mix the permethrin mixture on your own:
To make our own lotion we’ll be mixing 10% multipurpose Permethrin cream with a lotion.
So we want 5% permethrin lotion, just like the prescription.
Now to get the correct mixture we just follow these ratios:
(so, equal parts.)
This effectively dilutes the permethrin to 5% while adding lotion, which makes it easily applicable.
Once you have the medication it is really important that you know how to use it correctly.
For example, you MUST take the necessary precautions to keep the bugs out of your environment so you don’t get reinfested again right after treatment.
The steps to cure yourself with permethrin cream are pretty basic, but the precautions can be easily overlooked.
Basic tips are:
- Cover your ENTIRE body with the cream. Leave no area untreated. You never know where the bugs are, they could easily be in places that you miss (think webs of toes, under feet, any crevices…)
- Let the Permethrin stay on your skin between 8-14 hours. This is the most effective time, if you wash it off too soon it might not kill all of the mites.
- Makes sure to clean your environment thoroughly. This means changing clothes/sheets after every use and disinfecting often
- Really consider complementing your permethrin treatment with simultaneous doses of Ivermectin.
You can find more information like this in the post How to get rid of Scabies at Home Fast).
And here is a short video I made about the use of Permethrin cream:
How to use the Cream
That’s it for this post on buying permethrin otc. If you need additional advice, be sure to check out the rest of the blog.
May you all be cured and heal quickly!
Best of luck.
More Thoughts on doctors
I’ve found one of the biggest issues scabies sufferers encounter is grossly uninformed doctors. Many of them don’t diagnose or treat scabies properly.
With some doctors, no matter how much we tell them about our pain and suffering is due to scabies, they will just brush it off as eczema or allergies.
Or if they do believe us – and we get the medication initially – some of us are still unable to clear the infestation in our first try; especially when we don’t take the necessary precautions.
After one round of treatment, your doctor might just assume you are cured and will not budge on the matter. It’s sad to hear cases of doctors refusing to believe that a patient is still infested when they are giving constant pleas for help.
The doctors just don’t get it. They haven’t been through what you’ve been through. They can’t see that it’s not always that easy to kill these mites.
This not only bad for us but for the epidemic of scabies in general – more days of infestation mean more potential to spread the condition. This only creates more misery for ourselves and other people. Knowing I spread scabies to my friends and family was one of the worst feelings ever.
Up until recently, it was hard to buy Permethrin Cream online. You’d have to deal with some shady e-commerce website and you didn’t know for sure if you’d get real treatment.
But thankfully, it’s now easier to find permethrin cream over the counter for your scabies treatment.