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allergic reaction to lice

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further wo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: You become infested with lice after exposure to them.Within 10 days of birth, new lice are sexually active and start laying eggs within the hosts hair ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not enough info: Would need to know the specific products to advise of possible untoward effects.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to speculate: This may have started off as a simple reaction to something you came in contact with. If it has persisted this long it may be what is labeled a neurod ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Zimmerman
25 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Folliculitis?: This could be folliculitis, a fungal infection or a host of other things. Likely not serious but see your doctor asap.
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Ferguson
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Head Lice: Head lice are an very contagious, but they are contagious and not a sign of poor hygiene. Over the counter medicated shampoos containing permethrin or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Lice shampoo!: Lice are small, ovoid insects that are visible to the naked eye. They vary in color. They can be curable, but it takes some work. See your doctor fo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription med ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Treat with meds: Live lice should respond to topical pesticide lotions, such as OTC permethrin or Rx melathion, but it will not remove the eggs or nits, so retreatment ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: They would just be another foreign body ingestion, killed by stomach acid.

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