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Bactrim For Head Lice
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular ; you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?
Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi: severe burning and itching with scabs and dandruff on scalp: clinic prescribed Bactrim Sulfameth/Tmp oral for infection but anything OTC for head?
No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter has a severe case of lice so bad her head has sores That ooze.live lice/nits cover head.would Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help her with lice/sores?
My head has been itchy for a few weeks...been checked 3 times for head lice...none found, also used NIX (permethrin) just to be sure...still itchy...
I have been prescribed selsun shampoo (2.5% selenium sulphide) by a doctor for having pubic lice or crabs. Will it work?
Pubic lice: A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic lice. These are available otc without a prescription, are safe and effective when used according to instructions in the package. Am unaware of evidence that selenium is effective against these critters, but am always willing to learn. ...Read more
Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?
Once or twice: One treatment on the first day and sometimes a repeat treatment one week later is usually all that is necessary. ...Read more
Yes!: Lice are small insects that live in hair and nest there. The eggs can hatch later even if shampoo has killed all the live bugs. Even if you have eliminated them from the hair, others can always re-infest if you come into contact with clothing, hats, combs, or other people who are still infested. It's important to wash all clothes, bedding, and other items that the whole family has used as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was thinking of using Lindane for pubic lice its not recommed for people with epilepsy like myself.its it affective.permethrin and lotion failed.
Lindane probably OK: Permethrin is extremely effective and reliable. Are you sure it failed? Are you still seeing live (moving) lice, not just nits (eggs) attached to pubic hair? Also, itching can take up to 2-3 weeks to clear up, even when treatment is successful. But if you need lindane, it should be safe if not grossly overused or ingested. But check with the doctor treating your epilepsy if in doubt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice : 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 lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more