Table 3

 Centers for Disease Control recommendations for treatment of scabies

DrugInstruction for use
Lindane 1% lotionApply thinly to the whole body from head to neck down and wash off completely after 8 hours
Permethrin 5% creamApply to whole body from the neck down and wash off after 8–14 hours
Ivermectin200 μg per kg administered orally for two doses at an interval of 2 weeks; this is not a Food and Drug Administration approved indication