Scabies and Pregnancy

February 1, 2003

Springfield, Ill. - Permethrin (Elimite, Acticin, Nix) is the scabicide of choice for all ages and conditions, including pregnancy, according to Stephen P. Stone, M.D., division of dermatology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. "Of the commonly used treatments for scabies, the most safe and effective in pregnancy is permethrin 5 percent cream," he said.