Permethrin is an anti-parasite medication. Permethrin topical (for the skin) is used to treat head lice and scabies. Permethrin topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Elimite is a topical scabicide cream for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei, also known as scabies. Elimite is active against a wide variety of pests and acts on the nerve's cell membrane to interrupt the sodium channel by which the polarization of the membrane is regulated. The effects of this interruption are delayed repolarization and paralysis of the pest