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what is the best lice treatment at the drugstore

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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lice therapy: Pyrethrins are naturally occurring pyrethroid extracts from the chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethrins are safe and effective when used as directed. Pyrethr ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One lice ; nits are: Gone - it lasts - unless you get re-infected. Reatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
Tanning bed: Because you said "home treatment". Obviously there are a number of topical creams (related to retin-a, corticosteroids, coal tar, and vitamin d -- for ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Home exercises: Exercises for home, self-treatment have been developed to treat bppv, including the brandt-daroff exercises, a modified epley's maneuver, and the modi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cortisone: Otc 1% cortisone cream is perfectly safe to use on the face. I've also seen my eczema clients skin improve with increased vitamin d intake. In ohio ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Keep it bare: The best bedding for your baby's crib is essentially no bedding. Your baby should sleep on a firm mattress with a fitted crib sheet. No extra blankets ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Gout: Correct diet, no alcohol, anti-inflammatory meds. No clear cut home remedy. Might try epsom salt soaks may help.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Aspirin: Aspirin can be made into an over the counter wart treatment inexpensively by soaking Aspirin on water and making it into paste and applying it to wart ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Grisofulvin: I usually use an antifungal shampoo and an oral anti-fungal called grisofulvin. I would usually do a skin puch biopsy first to identify and confirm t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Tough to do : The conditions are so different you may need a combination of topical steroids and topical antibiotics or other acne medications that will not aggra ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Benzoyl peroxide is: pretty good. I guess we won't include taking a lot of vitamin A supplements and sucking all the vitamin A oil out of it and putting it on your face ? ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Thorough de-lousing!: With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Was ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Acne Treatments: Standard acne treatments include benzoyl peroxide and salacylic acid. Others will require a prescription from a physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
You are on it: The best medicine for this are the retinoids as I see you are already on. Other than that, using facial products that are non "comedogenic" and they w ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it ca ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: Have your physician tell you what the cause is. This is often tinea versicolor and this is very easy for your physician to treat -- there are over-the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Same dosing: I don't know about best but I typically use Ivermectin or mebendazole.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition. Have it evaluated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Drink a lot of water: Many times, hemorrhoids in pregnancy are made worse by not hydrating well and thus constipation sets in. Straining increases the risk of hemorrhoids. ... Read More
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