Information on Kwell Medication
Kwell is a poisonous medication that can be fatal if swallowed and can cause irritation if it comes in contact with the eyes. Kwell contains lindane, an insecticide that must be used according to the doctor’s directions to rid the body of lice or scabies.
Kwell comes in lotions and creams for treating scabies of the skin. For treating lice, Kwell is available as a shampoo.
Applying to Hair
Kwell is applied to dry hair. If your hair has ointments, lotions or cream in it, you must wash your hair first and dry before applying Kwell shampoo. Apply just enough to wet the hair, getting down to the scalp. Leave in for four minutes before rinsing.
Applying to Skin
Wash any lotions or creams off the skin and dry. Apply to the body from the neck down to the soles of the feet. Leave on for up to 12 hours before showering. Wear loose-fitting clothes while Kwell lotion is on your body.
Lindane should be stored in a medicine cabinet out of the reach of children and pets. After the expiration date, dispose of Kwell properly.
Lindane can be absorbed into the skin and can be present in breast milk. You must not breastfeed your baby for at least 24 hours after the application. At this time, you must express the milk and discard it.