Table 1

 “Do’s and don’ts” with the use of lindane in scabies

DoDo not
Apply lindane on a cool dry skinDo not use in sick children and infants
Apply only for 6 hoursDo not use in inflamed, excoriated, or denuded skin
Wash after 6 hours with soap and waterDo not use concentration less than 1% as it is ineffective
Treat the family and contactsDo not prescribe in excess
Inform patients, parents, and guardians about toxicity of lindaneDo not over treat the patient