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Can anyone help me ? My son got head lice from camp and I got no idea what to do.

Can anyone help me ? My son got head lice from camp and I got no idea what to do.

Several options: One of the simplest options is to get apple cider vinegar and apply it liberally to dry hair daily for a week.Then shampoo hair. It often kills the bugs and dissolves the glue holding eggs to hair. Otc products like nix (permethrin) are mild bug toxins & are used the same way. & come in a kit with a special comb to help remove the eggs. Your physician can prescribe something if needed. ...Read more

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Head Lice (Definition)

Also known as pediculus humanus capitis, these are tiny parasites that feed on the scalp. Head lice is very contagious and the most common method of transmission ...Read more


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I just found live lice host on my daughter's friend. They had little contact to head, but what am I do to prevent my daughter and i from getting lice?

I just found live lice host on my daughter's friend. They had little contact to head, but what am I do to prevent my daughter and i from getting lice?

Check every day: Checking a child's hair and head for lice or nits, on a daily basis, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold. As long as any and all nits (lice eggs) are quickly removed, the lice problem goes away. If very worried, one can use over-the-counter lice treatment like nix (permethrin) and do a treatment as if there were an existing lice problem. ...Read more

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I just got back from and overseas combat in iraq, i just got home and my girlfriend is having problems going to the bathroom shes going maybe 2 times a week, xhes in pain a lot and i don't know what to do, please help, any addvice would help, please help,

I just got back from and overseas combat in iraq, i just got home and my girlfriend is having problems going to the bathroom shes going maybe 2 times a week, xhes in pain a lot and i don't know what to do, please help, any addvice would help, please help,

First : First off, i would like to thank you for your service to our country. Because she is pregnant, in pain and is only having a bowel movement twice a week, it is important that she let her obstetrician know. When a woman is pregnant, at most places, they like the OB doctor to be involved in most aspects of care. Take care and welcome back to conus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get control back from my mother in law who watches my son while I work?

Can you tell me how I could get control back from my mother in law who watches my son while I work?

Sit down for a talk: Sit down with her for a talk, without your son. Talk about your concerns, using "I" statements. "I feel.. when... happens". Set clear boundaries in a calm way. "I need... ". If your MIL is allowing behavior that is not acceptable, you can say "In our family, hitting is not allowed. The rule is that Bobby goes in time out for 2 minutes if he is hitting. I need that to be consistent at your house". ...Read more

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I don't have money for the expensive Oct lice treatment, but I do get food assistance. What can I do to get rid of it on me and my 2 yr old?

I don't have money for the expensive Oct lice treatment, but I do get food assistance. What can I do to get rid of it on me and my 2 yr old?

Wet combing: May be the most effective method besides pesticides. This involves using a substance such as crime rinse and a fine toothed comb. Combing is done until there are no more live and should be repeated every 3-4 days for several weeks and continuing for 2 weeks after the last appearance of an adult louse. All the best. ...Read more

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I got a cold wax burn on my upper lip yesterday evening and I don't know what to do! Please help and tell me why will happen and how long 4cure?

I got a cold wax burn on my upper lip yesterday evening and I don't know what to do!  Please help and tell me why will happen and how long 4cure?

Ointment and sun: Wash gently and keep lubricated. Suggest either Vaseline or Aquaphor use three times daily. Should take 14 days for scab to come off and then may be red for a month. Protect from sun with wearing a visor and sunblock. ...Read more

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I HAVE LICE!?!? My Mom Is Taking A Lot Of Them Out. Help!?!? Advice!?!? What Do I Do?? Can I Go Back To School After Break?

I HAVE LICE!?!? My Mom Is Taking A Lot Of Them Out. Help!?!? Advice!?!? What Do I Do?? Can I Go Back To School After Break?

See your doctor for : prescription medication tomorrow. For the many other things that must be done to prevent re-infestation in you & infestation of family members, see www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html. ...Read more

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I have a cat that I want to keep. How can I reduce my allergies to her? I am currently getting allergy shots and I keep her out of the bedroom. Is there anything else I can do?

I have a cat that I want to keep. How can I reduce my allergies to her? I am currently getting allergy shots and I keep her out of the bedroom. Is there anything else I can do?

Sure: Avoidance measures that are not as effective as immunotherapy, but that can help include: 1) reduce allergen reservoirs (remove carpeting/upholstered furniture), 2) use vacuums with effective filtration, 3) increase home ventilation and add HEPA filtration systems, 4) wash cat weekly, and 5) polish floors and clean regularly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My daughter is terrified of bugs. We can't go outside? How do I help her get over this?

Ask her why: Ask your daughter to tell you why she is afraid then without dismissing her fear reassure her that the bugs do not want to hurt her but want to be her friends. ...Read more

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I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?

I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?

Hopefully: you are not allowing contact between newborn & infant. Consider keeping ferret contained in a different part of the house than baby is in. ...Read more

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What to do if i got kicked out of college, my mum will lose the house please help me?

What to do if i got kicked out of college, my mum will lose the house please help me?

Anxiety: If anxiety over this situation is preventing you from achieving and you're in a downward spiral, talk with a counselor at your college who's competent. Success in college is about time management, study skills (especially active learning -- work the problems in the book BEFORE lecture) and getting guidance. Most important -- do not harm yourself, whatever's really going on. ...Read more

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I just got hit by my husband and hv some wound. How will it affect my psycology and should I forgive him?Also how could he cure himself?

I just got hit by my husband and hv some wound. How will it affect my psycology and should I forgive him?Also how could he cure himself?

Serious problem: No one has the right to hit another especially your husband. This is called domestic abuse and causes damage to self esteem and trust. Who can you trust if not your husband. Forgive him yes, but this does not mean accept his bad behavior or necessarily stay with him. This behavior is very difficult to change. His remorse will not last and this behavior will happen again, . ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my husband just went deaf all of a sudden? Is there's anything i can do at home to help get it back?

Could you tell me why my husband just went deaf all of a sudden? Is there's anything i can do at home to help get it back?

Doubtful: Have immediate evaluation by otolaryngologist, as this could be benign such as impacted cerumen, or transient, such as viral infestation of auditory nerve, or even a brainstem lesion near the auditory nucleus. ...Read more

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Please is there any help i could get to alergies? I just adopt a dog and my eyes are sooo itchy and red did my body will get use to ?

Please is there any help i could get to alergies? I just adopt a dog and my eyes are sooo itchy and red did my body will get use to ?

See eye doc: There are allergy drops that are prescription and very safe that your eye doctor can prescribe. I would see an allergist to make sure it is the dog and then consider allergy shots to densensitize. Don't sleep with the dog. Get air purifier. Change furnace filters often. ...Read more

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I have Fordyce spots on my penis and they won't go away! i've been to the doctor and he wad no help. What can I do?

I have Fordyce spots on my penis and they won't go away! i've been to the doctor and he wad no help. What can I do?

May be normal: Fordyce spots are consider a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may be interested in trying to remove them. A skin laser treatment center may be needed, so a dermatologist consultation may be helpful. One should realize that removing a spot can leave a scar. ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more