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can lice treatment kill scabies

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Takes time: The bumps appear as a skin reaction to the debris left in the tunnels the scabies leave under your skin.That reaction does not stop at the point of tr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Mcgraw
19 years experience Pediatrics
Lice: Unlikely to treat scabies - if you think you may have scabies please go see your primary provider.
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See link: This is a really good link: http://www.Askdrsears.Com/topics/childhood-illnesses/lice. Also see your doctor. If the nits are more than 1/4 inch away ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice Treatment: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds li ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edith Allen
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus wh ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Kerosene: When I was a child, my mom used kerosene on my head to kill (suffocate) the lice. I survived and it worked. Whether you should use it or not, I don't ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt it will work: Active lice lay their eggs at the scalp line.You will see some further out because the hair grows out with the incubating egg attached.You are bound t ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Wet combing: May be the most effective method besides pesticides. This involves using a substance such as crime rinse and a fine toothed comb. Combing is done unt ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Permethrin: Permethrin cream rinse or lotion (elimite, nix, (permethrin) acticin). May repeat in 7-10 days. Resistant cases requires lindane or malathione presc ... Read More

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