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How do I get rid of fleas in my home

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Spray: You can call a professional exterminator, or you can try those aerosol spray "bombs" that you set off while you are away for a few hours. Not recomm ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Alcohol: Make a dilution (50/50) of rubbing alcohol and water and spray areas where the fleas are.The alcohol kills them and is a safe way to eliminate them. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Borax: Sprinkle borax on the outer parameter of your home and on all carpets. Vacuum often with a disposable vacuum bag. Dispose of bag after use.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Freckles: The best way to do this is with at least a spf 30, glycolic acid cream, and hydroquinone cream. Give it 2 months. If there is no improvement, see your ... Read More
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Dr. Burke Chegar
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Sun protection: You won't be able to permanently remove freckles with any home remedies or over the counter medications. Your best bet is use good sun protection inc ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: I wouldn't do it. They're endearing. Many people like them. If you try freckle removers, you risk disfiguring yourself.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Spray: You can call a professional exterminator, or you can try those aerosol spray "bombs" that you set off while you are away for a few hours. Not recomm ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
HPV vaccine: It is unlikely that any home treatment will rid you of warts overnight. Visit this site for information: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treat ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Fleas: The fleas live better in the summer, but you must find their source! if you have pets, they need to be treated aggressively, if your house is infeste ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bad breath home reme: Brush your tonge twice a day, gargle with mouth wash like listerine 3-4 times a day, eat your parsley, avoid onion, hot pepper and garlick, ease up on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itc ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
SCABIES: Use kwell lotion or 5percent elimite (permethrin). Clean your linens frequently.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You don't: Unless it is a yeast infection, u can get otc yeast meds, you need to see yoru gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment as many diff bacteria can cause ... Read More
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