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Lyclear (Permethrin) 5% Dermal Cream

Lyclear (Permethrin) 5% Dermal Cream

Pack Size: 30g
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Embarrassing conditions such as scabies, crab lice, and public lice can be difficult to combat but with the right treatment you can ensure fast and effective relief from such conditions. One product that is able to deal with all of these conditions is Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin 5% W/W.

Pharmacist Tip

Scabies mites burrow in to the skin and even though Lyclear cream will kill them they release a toxin which can cause itchiness for some time after. This can be treated with Eurax lotion or cream which is designed to relieve itching.

When you use Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin 5% W/W you can benefit from a fast acting treatment that will provide you with non intrusive relief for conditions such as scabies, crab lice, and for the prevention of pubic lice. This dermal cream is easy to apply and can help to get rid of or prevent embarrassing conditions such as these with speed and ease.

Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin is for external use only and in most cases only a single application is required in order to clear up the infestation. The cream is suitable for all ages but you should read directions to ensure you apply correctly based on age.

Lyclear cream contains permethrin which is an insecticide and is used to kill mites that cause scabies or pubic lice commonly called crabs. When treating scabies it is important to cover the whole body and leave it over night. Special attention should be paid to the webs of the hands and feet. One application of Lyclear Permethrin cream should be enough to treat your scabies infection. You may find that the itching persists for up to four weeks after your treatment as the scabies mites die and release toxins.

Lyclear Dermal cream contains permethrin 5%, a broad spectrum insecticide that kills scabies mites and crabs. By binding to nerve ending in the scabies mites and crabs it causes paralysis and ultimately death of the parasites, allowing your condition to resolve. 

Adults and children over 2 years old:

Apply Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin on the skin all over the body apart from the face and head but including soles and palms. Pay special care to the external genitals, arm-pits, wrists, buttocks and to the areas between and under the fingers and toes.

Elderly (over 65 years): 

Apply Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin as for adults above but also treat the face, neck, ears and scalp. Take care when apply Lyclear cream around the mouth and eyes. 

Children aged 2 months to 2 years should only use Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin under medical supervision.

Leave Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin on for at least 8 to 12 hours, and then wash off with water and soap.

Lyclear Permethrin cream should not be applied after a hot bath. Ideally it should be applied to cool, dry skin.

Re-apply Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin to your hands, if within 8 hours of treatment, they have been washed with water and soap.

You can re-apply Lyclear cream after 7 days if the first application is unsuccessful in treating your scabies infection. 

The active ingredients contained in Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin is/are:

Permethrin 5% w/w.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Coconut oil, glyceryl monostearate, macrogol cetyl ether, cetomacrogol 1000, isopropyl myristate, lanolin alcohols/liquid paraffin mixture, butylated hydroxytoluene (E321) glycerol, formaldehyde solution, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin, however if you do they can include:

  • Slight stinging or burning of the skin might occur occasionally, but it disappears quickly.
  • Irritation may increase or continue for a short period during treatment with signs such as itching, skin redness, or a rash, manifesting.
  • Itching of the skin might continue for up to four weeks after treatment with Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin. This is usually a normal process caused by sensitivity to the dead scabies mites. 

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • Do not contact the eyes with Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin. 
  • If the eyes get contaminated, immediately rinse with water. 
  • Avoid taking a hot bath just before treatment. 
  • Before application, ensure the skin is clean, dry and cool. 
  • Permethrin Cream should be applied externally only. 
  • Nursing staff who apply this cream to patients may wear gloves to avoid irritation of the hands. 
  • Special care should be taken when applying Lyclear Dermal Cream Permethrin to the elderly. 
  • Keep out of sight and out of reach of children. 

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. Tracking is available on all orders. We always aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of them being received, if we are unable to meet this high standard for whatever reason we will always contact you to advise you of the delay.

We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.

We ensure all deliveries are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 


We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

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Lyclear (Permethrin) 5% Dermal Cream FAQ's

I need to buy Lyclear Permethrin cream to treat the whole family, can I do this?

Yes, treating your whole family for scabies is no problem, in fact it is generally advised. Our pharmacists check every medicines order that goes out, so make sure you fill in the short set of questions in the checkout thoroughly to give them as much information as possible. 

I have used Lyclear Permethrin cream but there is still itching, is this normal? 

Permethrin normally kills scabies mites after one application, however as the mites die they release toxins that can cause intense itching. It is recommended to wait a week after your inital application to see if treatemtn has been successful as it can be hard to tell if itching is still present. 

How much Lyclear Permethrin cream should I buy to treat myself? 

The guidelines for the amount of Lyclear Permethrin cream normally required for single application treatment are:

Children 2 - 5: Roughly 1/4 of a 30g tube.
Children 6 - 12: Roughly 1/2 of a 30g tube.
Adults and childrn 12 years and over: 1 - 2 30g tubes depending on size.

What does Lyclear cream contain? 

Lyclear cream contains the insecticide, permethrin, in a strength of 5%. 

How do I use Lyclear? 

Lyclear (Permethrin) cream is applied all over the body in a single application and is then washed off after 8 - 12 hours. For detailed instructions on how to apply Lyclear (Permethrin) cream see the 'Directions' tab above.

Can I take other medicines with Lyclear (Permethrin)?

Yes, Lyclear shouldn't affect your other medicines.

Should I take apply Lyclear (Permethrin) cream at a certain time?

There is no specific time you should apply Lyclear. However, it may be easiest to apply it at night and let it soak in before you go to bed. You can then wash it off in the morniing with minimal disruption to your normal routine.

Is Lyclear (Permethrin) cream available for next day delivery?

Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to start your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm, Lyclear is available for next day delivery.

Is it safe to buy Lyclear (Permethrin) cream online?

Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy permethrin cream online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine Lyclear through our Online Pharmacy.

How do I buy Lyclear cream online?

It simple! Just select the quantity you require and then 'Buy' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire in the checkout so we can ensure it is safe for us to supply Lyclear to you. It all takes less than 2 minutes and Lyclear (Permethrin) cream can be delivered to your door.

What are the advantages of buying Lyclear online?

There are many advantages to buying Lyclear online, some include:

  • It's quick & easy - there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
  • Fast delivery - we understand you may want your treatment as soon as possible. We offer fast delivery to your door with Royal Mail.
  • Great prices - we are able to offer very competitive prices.
  • Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Lyclear, permethrin and scabies, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.

I have more questions about Lyclear Permethrin cream & scabies treatment, who do I ask?

You can read more information about scabies on our Scabies Treatment page.

Alternatively you can ask one of our pharmacists by telephone or email using the Contact Us page. You can also get in touch via the Instant Chat available on every page.

The Independent Pharmacy is an online pharmacy and online doctor service is owned and operated by ABSM Healthcare Ltd (Company Reg. 08515600) and Red Label Medical Ltd (Company Reg. 08676338). All information that appears on this website is intended for information purposes only and should be used to supplement, not replace, your relationship with your local healthcare professionals. You should consult your doctor if you think you may have a health problem or before you start taking a new medicine. Please ensure you always read the information leaflets supplied with any medicinal products.For more information see our policies and terms and conditions at the bottom of every page. © 2014 ABSM Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved.
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