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Can lice treatment kill scabies

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Mcgraw
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Lice: Unlikely to treat scabies - if you think you may have scabies please go see your primary provider.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Pickling vinegar: Soaking/rinsing the hair repeatedly with a stout vinegar solution can weaken the attachment the nit has to hair.They can then be combed out with less ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 31 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edith Allen
24 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
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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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Free health clinics: You can still try free health clinics or community health clinics in your area, check this site www.freeclinics.com, and probably others, wish you and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Depends: There are various treatments for head lice, mostly with different types of insecticides. It is always important to follow the instructions of the medi... Read More