Drug of choice at present
Most widely used, safe (even in children as young as 1 month old) and pregnant women.
Overnight application necessary.
Repeat the application after 7 days.
Cure rate of 89%-100%.
Insignificant irritant potential and adverse effects (2%).
LINDANE (GBHC 1%)
Benzoyl Benzoate 25%
Crotamiton 10% (Lotion / cream)
Precipitated Sulfur 5-10%
For secondary pyoderma.
Non irritant, non toxic antibacterial agents like Cetrimide / Chlorohexidine may help for topical use.