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what to do if you think you have head lice?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
See dermatologist: There are a few otc meds available for head lice, but I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to confirm a dx and be txed if necessary. As amale, you can get a very short haircut for starters and then proceed with tx , assuming you truly do have head lice. Also, it might also be a good idea if you have all of your body checked for lice, since there are types of lice present in groin/clothes.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Lice: Having the right diagnosis is helpful . If certain, using a drugstore preparation as directed on the package can be effective. Otherwise, see your internist or pediatrician for an in person exam.

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Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
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The skin between my buttocks is dark and im light skinned. What can I do ?

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