Spray Paranit from lice and nits: reviews, instructions for use


Schedule 1

(and dosage form):


Each 140 mL contains:

Bioallethrin 0.660g
Piperonyl Butoxide 2.640g

A32.7 Topical applications of delousing agents.

This is an anti-parasitical preparation based on bioallethrin (a synthetic pyrethroid) and piperonyl butoxide which is used for its synergistic action. It is effective against lice and their nits.

PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY is indicated in both the preventative and the curative treatment of human pediculosis, Pediculus capitis (head lice). In order to avoid any risk of re-infestation PARA should be sprayed on contaminated clothes, hats and scarves.

Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.


Only use this product as directed. Misuse or improper use may lead to intolerance. A stinging sensation may be experienced if applied to broken skin or in the presence of allergy. If this should occur, rinse the hair immediately, and discontinue use.
Do not inhale aerosol gases.
Use and store away from any naked flame, heat source or operating electrical appliance.
Keep the treated person away from any naked flame or heat source while spraying and while the hair is impregnated with product. Do not smoke while spraying, handling, or while the hair is impregnated with product. Spray using brief puffs without prolonged spraying. Spray the aerosol in a well ventilated room, and air well after use.

Before use, test for sensitivity on a small patch of skin on the inner arm.
(a) Curative treatment:
In order to obtain maximum efficiency, it is important to cover the scalp with PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY since the lice and nits are usually situated at the base of the hair, i.e. in contact with the skin. The tip of the aerosol tube must thus be inserted into the thickness of the hair with spraying by brief pressure for approximately one second at the root of the hair and frequently changing the site until the zone to be treated is completely covered (5 –10 sprayings according to the length and thickness of hair). Do not cover head with a bonnet or towel. In order to eliminate dead parasites, wash the hair with your usual shampoo thirty minutes after PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY curative application. Then, detach dead nits using a fine comb. To avoid any risk of re-infestation, do not forget to disinfect contaminated clothing, hats or scarves. For this purpose it is sufficient to spray PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY holding the aerosol approximately twenty centimeters away from the garments.
(b) Preventative treatment:
PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY is of value in preventing lice infestation when there is a risk. In order to be protected against lice it is not necessary to saturate the scallop completely. It is sufficient to lightly spray PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY every three days onto hair (3 to 5 sprayings according to the hair length and thickness), until the epidemic has disappeared. Wash hair once a day + 8 hours after application.

Ocular and respiratory tract irritation may occur, if PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY is accidentally inhaled. Inhalation of aerosol gases should be avoided. Use with caution in asthmatic patients. Prolonged contact may eventually lead to dermatitis.

Treatment of topical allergic reaction is supportive and symptomatic. Wash hair thoroughly with a regular shampoo and rinse hair and scalp with plenty of water. If required to relieve skin irritation, administer anti-histamines and/or apply mild topical cortisone to scalp. PARA SPECIAL LICE SPRAY inhaled in large quantities, irritates the tracheo-broncial mucous membranes, the conjunctiva, the nose and mouth mucous membranes. Aerosol propellants have been subject to deliberate abuse. Propane and butane can act as simple asphyxiants. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. In case of accidental ingestion, spasms, respiratory distress, ptosis of the eyelid may occur. Management of overdosage and poisoning is symptomatic.

A clear, pale yellowish liquid with a petroleum odour.

A 140 mL aerosol container.

Store below 25°C.
The package is conditioned under pressure, therefore: Store away from any naked flame, heat source or operating electrical appliance. Do not expose to the sun’s rays. Do not pierce or throw into fire even when empty. Do not spray in the direction of a flame or fire.


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RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces

Generic Name: permethrin topical (per METH rin)
Brand Name: Acticin, Elimite, Lice Bedding Spray, Nix Lice Control, RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces

Medically reviewed by on Mar 12, 2020 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces?

Permethrin is an anti-parasite medication.

RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces (for the skin) is used to treat head lice and scabies.

RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces if you are allergic to permethrin or to chrysanthemums.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions.

RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether permethrin topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces should not be used on a child younger than 2 months old.

How should I use RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

You may have a temporary increase in itching, swelling, or redness of treated skin when you first start using RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces.

Do not take by mouth. This medicine is for use only on the skin. Do not apply to open cuts or wounds. If the medicine gets in your eyes or mouth, rinse with water. Use the surface spray only on household surfaces and not on your skin.

You may need to shake the medicine before each use. Follow the directions on the medicine label.

To treat scabies:

Clean and dry the skin. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to all body parts from the neck down to the soles of the feet. Rub in completely. Leave the medicine on your skin for 8 to 14 hours, then wash it off completely.

When using RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces on an infant, also apply the medicine to the scalp, temples, and forehead. Avoid applying near the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals.

If your condition does not clear up within 14 days, apply RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces again.

To treat head lice:

Wash your hair using shampoo only (no conditioner or 2-in-1 shampoo). Rinse thoroughly and towel dry the hair, leaving it damp.

Protect your eyes with a towel or washcloth. Apply the medicine to completely saturate all hair, and leave it in for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

You may also use a nit comb to remove lice eggs from the hair. Your hair should be slightly damp while using a nit comb. Work on only one section of hair at a time, combing through 1 to 2-inch strands from the scalp to the ends.

Rinse the nit comb often during use. Place removed nits into a sealed plastic bag and throw it into the trash.

Check the scalp again daily to make sure all nits have been removed.

If you still see lice 7 days after your first treatment, use a second application.

To treat pubic lice (crabs):

All sexual partners should be treated.

Wash and dry the treatment area. Apply RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces to all pubic hair and any surrounding hairs on the thighs and around the anus (avoid areas inside the rectum or vagina).

Leave the medicine on for 10 minutes. Then work into a lather and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

You may also use a nit comb to remove lice eggs from pubic hair (hair should be slightly damp).

To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, and towels in hot water and dry in high heat. Dry-clean any non-washable clothing. Soak all hair brushes, combs, and hair accessories in hot water for at least 10 minutes.

Use permethrin surface spray to disinfect non-washable items such as:

mattresses and pillows;

hats, gloves, and scarves;

headphones or headbands;

the inside of a bike helmet; or

seats and carpets inside your car.

Stuffed toys or pillows that cannot be washed should be sealed in air-tight plastic bags for 4 weeks. After removing from the bag, vigorously shake the item outdoors.

Vacuum all rugs, carpets, and car seats. Then throw away the vacuum cleaner bag.

For the most complete treatment of lice or scabies, you must treat your environment (clothing, bedding, etc) at the same time you treat your hair and/or body.

Store RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces is usually needed only once, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Wait at least 7 days before using a second application.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you think you have used too much, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces?

Rinse with water if RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces gets in your eyes.

Lice and scabies infections are highly contagious. Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until your lice or scabies infection has cleared up. Avoid sharing hair brushes, combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use.

Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces, unless your doctor tells you to.

RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, stinging, redness, or swelling after applying RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces.

Common side effects may include:

mild burning, stinging, itching or mild rash;

numbness or tingling where the medicine was applied;

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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How to Kill Lice in the Carpet

Lice infestations can temporarily take over your house 3. Although lice live on people, they can jump from a person into various places in your home such as a pillow or your carpet 3. Although lice can only live on their own for one to two days maximum, during that time it is possible for them to jump onto someone’s head or body and infest again 3. For that reason, it is important to do a thorough cleaning of your carpet to be sure all of the lice in your home have been killed 13.

Cleaning the Carpet

Vacuum your carpet, especially in the area where the infected person was sitting or lying down. Vacuum twice a day until you feel confident the lice are gone 3. Then continue to vacuum once a day.

Vacuum the furniture as well. This way you can be sure lice cannot jump from the furniture to the carpet 3. Clean all upholstery daily until the house is clear of the infestation.

Steam clean the carpet once You can either use your own steam cleaner, or if you do not have one, hire a professional. To maintain a clean carpet, it should be steam cleaned once every six months or once a year at the very minimum.

Lice cannot live long on their own. If they are in the carpet, they have no food, nor will the eggs in the carpet hatch for lack of warmth. If someone in your house has been infected with lice, stay off the carpet for a couple of days. If there were any living in the carpet, they will die in a day or two.


Do not use poisons to kill the lice. Vacuuming and a thorough steam cleaning should be sufficient to kill the lice, and they won’t harm your family as the poisons can.

Lice infestations can temporarily take over your house. Then continue to vacuum once a day. This way you can be sure lice cannot jump from the furniture to the carpet.

The best remedies for lice

The most effective means to combat the medieval scourge

People far from the real, not the glossy side of modern life, it may seem that pediculosis, just like the plague and the Inquisition, remained in the distant Middle Ages. Many disinfectants, cosmetics and caring means, comfortable baths and showers, the prevalence of information about the rules of personal hygiene did the trick: the modern man forgot about lice.

But the ability of these parasites to survive in the most adverse conditions, the speed and variability of the ways of infection, as well as the rapid reproduction of lice do not allow this problem to leave the category of topical.

And sooner or later, absolutely anyone can be “lucky” to meet personally with pediculosis. Especially, if it is a child attending a kindergarten or school or a traveler (trains and buses with their soft headrests on the seats are a common way of lice infestation).

But for these troubles, pharmacists have many solutions. It remains to understand which means of lice and nits — the best, and which — «money for the wind.»

the best shampoo for lice and nits for children and adults

A set consisting of a bottle of shampoo (200 ml) and a special comb costs about 750 rubles.

Benefits. The main distinguishing feature of this product from lice and nits is the absence of insecticides in its composition — substances that have a toxic effect. The active substance in Paranit is clearol, a white mineral oil. It would seem like an ordinary oil can get rid of lice? Elementary: Clearol has a high viscosity and the ability to «stick». Due to this, it effectively clogs the respiratory holes in the lice, causing suffocation of adults. In addition, it dehydrates the parasites, which is especially important for getting rid of nits — their hard and dense shell serves as a reliable protection against the penetration of substances harmful to them. But even she is powerless before the moisture level drops to a critical point — in such conditions the larva dies. The blowing agents that make up the shampoo make it simple and comfortable to apply to the hair and do not allow the hair to stick together: after rinsing, the hair does not give out the recent presence of oil on them. Dead parasites are perfectly combed out from the roots of their hair with a special comb, which is also important: those who have already encountered these unwanted «guests» know that it is not that easy to get rid of nits tightly glued to the hair.

disadvantages. The manufacturer warns that during the period of pregnancy and lactation it is contraindicated to use this remedy. It is also not recommended to use shampoo for the treatment of pediculosis in children under three years of age.

findings. One of the best and safest products for lice and nits for children and adults . The absence of insecticides in the shampoo is a guarantee that in case of insufficient treatment of the hair or reinfection from bed linen, the lice will not develop «immunity». 10 points out of ten.

Reviews. «My daughter brought these animals from school, although the situation was not running, the pharmacy was advised Paranit shampoo. Helped from the first time. Only instead of 10 min. held for 25 minutes Nice smell, well washed off. Excellent comb included. Of course, in addition to shampoo, they all steamed, washed, froze».


The cost of a 24-ml bottle is about 150 rubles.

Benefits. This means of insecticidal action: permethrin is the active ingredient of the drug, has a toxic effect on the body of parasites, as a result of which they die.

In addition to head lice Medifox — super recommended for the treatment of pubic lice and scabies (by the way, all these troubles often appear simultaneously), which significantly expands the range of possibilities of the tool.

disadvantages. The need to prepare a fresh portion of the drug each time (the bottle contains a concentrate that requires dilution with warm water according to the instructions) is unlikely to add comfort. Another disadvantage is the need to control that the emulsion does not get on the mucous eyes, nose and mouth — a rather difficult task, especially in the treatment of pediculosis in children. And a control strike is a contraindication to the use of Medifox-super in inflammatory processes on the scalp. Given the unbearable itching that accompanies pediculosis, and scratches that appear very quickly on the skin, a contraindication may affect too many people.

findings. Powerful, effective and effective remedy for lice, but requiring competent and careful use. 9 points out of ten.

Reviews. «A daughter from the camp brought lice, treated with Medifox. It turned out not immediately, after 9 days after treatment, lice reappeared. But this may be due not to the tool itself, but to the insufficient treatment of bed linen, since after the “second coming” they repeated the course of treatment, but already with boiling of all things. There were no more problems».

Nude Spray

The cost of a 50 ml bottle is about 5320 rubles.

Benefits. To combat pediculosis in this aerosol, a two-phase demicon is used — an insecticidal substance acting on two levels. It affects both adult parasites and nits — but louse eggs undergo a slightly different effect, which is the reason for the effectiveness of the drug: it takes into account all «life forms» that have settled in the hair.

Convenience of application (spraying of dry combed hair onto the roots) allows you to self-apply the product to the hair (although, of course, it is better if the “assistant” does it), and the comb-comb that comes with allows you to evenly distribute Nyuda-Spray over all hair.

disadvantages. Necessity to sustain means on hair within the whole 45 minutes can seem mockery. Then you need to comb the dead lice and nits with a special comb «Nyuda» (in fact, any anti-pedicular) will do. And the recommendation not to inhale the aerosol and to protect the nasopharynx from contact with the vehicle is completely scary.

findings. The “horror stories” described in the instructions for the preparation are nothing more than the need to prevent the inappropriate use of one of the best, most effective and reliable remedies for lice and nits. Subject to all rules, lice have no chance, and your health is not exposed to any risks. Deserved 10 points out of ten.

Reviews «My daughter came from a children’s camp and brought lice with her. Brought them to this spray. The daughter has not very long hair, so it took a little money. Lice disappeared after the first use. Very important!! After processing, wash your hair very carefully!»

Paranit-reppelent «Protection against lice»
the best remedy for the prevention of pediculosis

The cost of a bottle of 100 ml is about 600 rubles.

Benefits. Another product from the already familiar manufacturer. Only this time, this is not about the treatment of pediculosis, but about its prevention. But any person who has survived a meeting with these parasites will learn to perceive protection from hypothetical lice in much the same way as getting rid of already existing ones: with relief and joy.

The structure of Paranit-reppelent includes components of anise oil, to which the lice have “individual intolerance”. The soft and delicate fragrance of the spray, the ease of applying the product to the hair and the 24-hour protection against lice after a single use cannot fail to impress.

disadvantages. The only drawback (except for the contraindications indicated in the instructions) can only be your own skepticism: why defend yourself against the fact that «either it happens or it does not.» But if the threat is real (for example, someone from your child’s classmates gets sick) — think about this tool!

findings. 10 points this tool deserves for several reasons. The absence of toxic non-insecticides — times. The only available remedy for the prevention of lice — two. And the third is your own pleasure from traveling and rest in the most «wild» conditions, not overshadowed by the threat to renew acquaintance with lice.

Reviews. «It so happened that the whole family became infected with lice. Everybody was treated at the same time except for his son — he was called on a business trip for three days. When I returned, it was restless: well, everyone has already got rid of this misfortune, and the son will infect us anew. I bought Paranit-reppelent, all healthy people began to use it, just in case, sprayed it on the pillows. All stayed healthy! The only negative is a little expensive, of course. But on the other hand, the result is excellent.».

the best way to protect things from lice

The cost of an aerosol containing 125 g of active substances is about 560 rubles.

Benefits. All things (especially bedding and clothing) that the patient has been in contact with need heat treatment. But not all of them will remain fit afterwards. Considering that the temperature is below 55 about C does not affect lice in any way, you can come to despair: either throw some things away, or boil / iron and then . throw them away anyway.

But A-steam is designed specifically for such situations. Things from delicate fabrics, personal items (combs, hairpins, etc.), upholstered furniture, curtains, carpets — any surface that is suspicious in terms of the presence of parasites can be treated with this aerosol. Without any harm to the things themselves and fatal to lice and their eggs.

disadvantages. Some time after using the spray can not use the treated things: until the smell of A-steam disappears, it is not recommended to wear clothes. Similarly, the surfaces in the apartment to which the product is sprayed. Ventilate the room and only then «populate» it.

findings. No matter how monstrous the flaws of A-couples seem (for a few hours to lose the opportunity to admire a freshly bought cashmere coat is still a punishment), they are worth it: instead of updating your wardrobe and having to steam the sofas and chairs you can quickly disinfect everything around you. Score — deserved a dozen.

Reviews. “A-ferry was treated almost the entire summer cottage when lice appeared from somewhere. The processing process took us 3 days. Pleased that the tool did not leave any marks on the furniture and glass surfaces».

What you need to know

Starting treatment for lice, you must strictly adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Simultaneously with the first application to the hair of the selected agent, begin processing the items, clothes and household items with which the patient was contacted with head lice. Without this, even the most effective remedy will be helpless, and after a few days you will be “glad” to welcome a fresh batch of lice.
  • Each anti-pediculosis drug has strict application requirements. This is due to the inclusion of aggressive or toxic substances (without them, the lice will not even notice your attempts to get rid of them). The same applies to age restrictions: if the instruction states that the agent should not be used in a child under 3 years of age, then another agent should be selected for the treatment of a two-year-old baby.
  • Folk remedies such as vinegar, a saturated salt solution, table mustard, and the like “panacea” only seem effective. The burning and intense itching that you will experience when applying these remedies is not a death agony of lice, as the healers claim, but a chemical burn of the scalp. Lice will continue their activities as if nothing had happened, but you cannot use proven and effective products for a few more days, as most of them are forbidden to be applied to damaged scalp.

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