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My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read more

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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


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How can we get lice nits out of medium length hair. Lice treatment stuff doesn't work.?

See link: This is a really good link: http://www. Askdrsears. Com/topics/childhood-illnesses/lice. Also see your doctor. If the nits are more than 1/4 inch away from the scalp they are probably dead and just need to be combed out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get a lice treatment somewhere?

Please tell me, could I get a lice treatment somewhere?

Lice Treatment: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; 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

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Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change the color of peoples hair, but call you colorist. ...Read more

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Can I keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

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

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What is a good alternative head lice treatment to use instead of the drug store shampoos?

What is a good alternative head lice treatment to use instead of the drug store shampoos?

Cetaphil cleanser: Use gentle cetaphil skin cleanser. Apply to hair and scalp. Wait 2 minutes, then comb out. Wash your hair 8 hours later. Repeat once a week for 3 weeks. You can hold the mayo! ...Read more

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I used a lice treatment yesterday. Will flat ironing my hair kill the eggs attached to my hair?

Doubt it will work: Active lice lay their eggs at the scalp line. You will see some further out because the hair grows out with the incubating egg attached. You are bound to miss some. Soaking your hair in a pickling vinegar to loosen the attachment and combing the eggs out with a fine nit comb works well ...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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What is the best lice treatment at the drugstore?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream rinse or lotion (elimite, nix, (permethrin) acticin). May repeat in 7-10 days. Resistant cases requires lindane or malathione prescribed by primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I can't afford Oct lice treatment but I have food assistance. Food items do you recommend for me and my 2yr old.

I can't afford Oct lice treatment but I have food assistance. Food items do you recommend for me and my 2yr old.

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 your child wellness ...Read more

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What could happen if you leave head lice treatment in your head overnight?

Depends: There are various treatments for head lice, mostly with different types of insecticides. It is always important to follow the instructions of the medicine you were prescribed in order to optimize your results and to avoid potential side effects.
Some compounds are derived from chrysanthemums, namely permethrin. If you are allergic to the flowers, have asthma or a pregnant discuss this with md. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prescription and over-the-counter lice treatment?

What is the difference between prescription and over-the-counter lice treatment?

Active ingredients: The differences between prescription and OTC lice treatments are the active ingredients, treatment protocols (some require more than one application), and side-effect and safety profiles.
OTC:
1. Permethrin (NIX)
2. Pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (Rid)

Rx:
1. Benzyl alcohol 5% (Ulesfia)
2. Malathion lotion (Ovide) ...Read more

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I am using a natural lice treatment called lice blaster on my 5 yr old is this ok to leave on overnight?

I am using a natural lice treatment called lice blaster on my 5 yr old is this ok to leave on overnight?

No: This head lice treatment is only supposed to be left on for 20 minutes. Always follow exact directions on any lice treatment to avoid toxicity. ...Read more

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What was the head lice treatment that parents used 20 years ago?

What was the head lice treatment that parents used 20 years ago?

Lice, Head: Do pronto and r&c ring a bell?
The goal of tretament of head lice is to eliminate lice and eggs. Treatment should be repeated in 7-10 days (the time needed for the eggs to hatch) because nits are less effectively killed than adults. Aavailable otc medications include nix, (permethrin) rid, a2000.
For prescription medications, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you leave head lice treatment in your head overnight?

Shampoo: The treatment for lice is usually a very strong shampoo that you then rinse out and comb out the nits/lice. I am not clear from your question what you used. Many people use olive oil and a shower cap over night rather than the rid shampoo because rid is so strong. Basically, shampoo your hair and do not reapply the rid or whichever brand you used for at least a week. ...Read more

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I have bugs in my hair but I haven't had them since I took a lice treatment and their not lice because their bigger... what could they be?

Not sure: But if can capture one of them in a plastic zip-loc bag get thee to an entomologist and he will be able to identify it fairly quickly. Once you know that treatment should be straight forward. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does lice treatment last?

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- 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. ...Read more

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What is the best lice treatment at the store, with best cure rate?

LiceMD: Non toxic, works well, can repeat as needed, easy to come through; key is to do come through for nits daily for a week and then repeat one week later x 1. ...Read more

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How to know what is another good way to get rid of lice other thank lice treatment?

Home remedies.: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more