Eurax is a medical formulation used to relieve itching caused by skin diseases such as scabies.
Eurax is a topical lotion and must therefore not be taken orally. The lotion must be shaken well before application. You need to spread a thin layer from your neck to the soles of your feet. Only apply the lotion on your head if prescribed by your doctor because scabies do not usually affect the head. Leave the medication on for 24 hours. After the first 24 hours, do not wash yet. Instead, apply a second layer of medication and leave on for a further 48 hours before you can wash off the cream.
Do not take the medication orally. Wash all the clothes, linen and other materials that your skin has come in contact with to completely get rid of eggs and mites. Use a disinfectant when washing. Avoid getting the lotion in contact with your eyes, nose and mouth.
The exact instructions must be followed. If you miss the second dose in which you have to apply a second layer, you may ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need to go through a re-treatment. You may be asked to repeat from the very first dose.
Immediately contact your doctor if you are feeling some shortness of breath, itching, swelling, tightening of the throat and hives. You may be allergic to Eurax.
Eurax should be stored at room temperature, away from direct heat and moisture.
There will only be symptoms of overdose if Eurax is ingested in large amounts. Symptoms will include burning and inflamed mouth, throat and even stomach lining. There will be abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. You need to seek immediate medical attention.
Flush your eyes, nose or mouth with water if they get in contact with Eurax.