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How do I get rid of sea lice

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No perfect treatment: Sea lice do not have a specific treatment and will resolve in about one week. Itching is under bathing suit area. And this is usually caught in fresh ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Sea lice actually...: ...Are jellyfish larvae, which sting when they come in contact with the skin during ocean bathing. (real sea lice are fish parasites & do not affect h ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
"Sea lice": Actual byproduct of jellyfish. Various treatments, cold showers, ice, NSAIDS, bathing in dilute vinegar and using 1% hydrocortisone cream(which may he ... Read More
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Vinegar: 'sea lice' are stings from microscopic jelly fish babies. They can be both painful and itchy. Remove your swimsuit, shower. Afterwards rinse affecte ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
1-2-3: There are over the counter products including one called 1-2-3 which do not contain harsh chemcicals specifically for head lice.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
Elbow grease: Medications are effective to varying degrees in killing lice and lice eggs(nits), but the eggs are cemented the the hair shaft. They can be removed wi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice are not nice: 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tx of lice : Requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like linda ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Head, body or pubic: Lice? Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malath ... Read More
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