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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pubic lice: The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Nope.: They can hold their breath a long time, apparently. Treatment of choice is still Permethrin cream, applied to the area and washed off after 10 minutes ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shaving is not: Sufficient. Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
PUBIC LICE: Treatment are same as head lice with lindane, quell shampoo, Permethrin 1 percent cream.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Not easy: over the counter "Tag-Away" might help, according to some people. but dermatologist certainly would help.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Beach
39 years experience Family Medicine
Many different Rx's: Depends on what is causing the rash: allergy, fungal vs bacterial infection? See your doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, et ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Prescription shampoo: They are mostly resistant to over the counter remedies. Prescription shampoos are more effective. Nite combing with special combs and manual nite re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Tapeworm treatment: Cestoid flatworms (e.g. Tapeworms) are best treated with Praziquantel -- a single weight-based dose is highly effective.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No quick fix: Acne on your trunk will require systemic medication. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and make an appointment with your physician. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Crabs: They are organisms that are classified as STDs and are found on your skin in the genital areas and also at the wrists and waist band of your cloths. T ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Use Antifungal Cream: You can use an over the counter Antifungal Cream like Lotrimin (clotrimazole) twice a day
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Hygiene: If proper hygiene is unsuccessful, contact your physician. Do others smell the odor, or just you? If it's just you, the problem may be ENT or psychol ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Strong Rx: Acne on the trunk usually won't respond well to topicals, though you may continue to use benzoyl peroxide and perhaps topical clindamycin. If you have ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Controlled: See your dermatologist for the best therapy. This can only be controlled.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Selenium shampoo: Selenium shampoos work great for dandruff.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Head and shoulders: Head and shoulders shampoo daily for 2 weeks will usually cure the problem.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: If you have been diagnosed with tb, you will need to take specific medications to treat the disease. You should see your family practice physician.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Seborrheic derm.: A scaling scalp is commonly due to a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. An effective over the counter treatment is to use selsun blue shampoo, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
No real cure: Although there is no real cure, proper moisturizing, topical steroids (triamcinolone, hydrocortisone, etc) and avoiding offending chemicals (alcohol-c ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Smith
17 years experience Family Medicine
Moisturizer : You are not likely to ever "get rid" of eczema. However, daiy and intensive moisturizing may help to keep it at bay. If this doesn't work. See your do ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and work ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-funga ... Read More
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