Permethrin Causing Nausea & Dizziness?

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So, I've been applying the Permethrin Cream every other day now. I've already used it 3 time's as of tonight within a week. I've had it on for 3 hour's now, and I'm starting to feel dizzy and nauseous. I'm not sure if this is from the cream or not. I'm only using the 5% one. 

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    You are not supposed to put the cream on that many times in one week.  Rinse it off immediately, discontinue and see your doctor or go to ER if you are not feeling better.  The directions say to use the cream twice, but 1 week apart.  Apply at night before bed and leave on 8-10 hours and then you shower to remove it.  You wait 7 days and then repeat .  That's all.  You could be having an allergic reaction to it.  
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    I used pemethrin cream for the 1st tie yesterday, and I had a terrible night, feeling dizzy and nauseous. I have to restart next week and wonder if there is a risk. I could ask my GP again but the practice is overbooked... The instructions are unclear. Thanks 


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      Well, I've had to redo the treatment, because I didn't know my boyfriend had it. I didn't feel the same way this time, and I'm supposed to reapply tomorrow. I'm sorry you're going through that. I hope you don't feel sick after the second application of it.
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