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Does anyone know what is sea lice?

Does anyone know what is sea lice?

Jellyfish larvae: Real sea lice are fish parasites that have no impact on humans, but the organisms most people call "sea lice" are actually the larvae of jellyfish, which sting your skin while you swim in the ocean. ...Read more

Sea Lice (Definition)

"sea lice" are the larvae of jellyfish and other stingers. The microscopic larvae contain the same nematocysts (sting cells) as adult jellyfish and stingers.They end to get under bathing suits and cause an itchy red rash.In most cases, symptoms can take up to six to nine hours ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: sea lice?

What is the definition or description of: sea lice?

Larvae: "sea lice" are the larvae of jellyfish and other stingers. The microscopic larvae contain the same nematocysts (sting cells) as adult jellyfish and stingers.They end to get under bathing suits and cause an itchy red rash.In most cases, symptoms can take up to six to nine hours to appear after exposure. ...Read more

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Vacation in Jamaica last week. May have sea lice or something the same lines. How do I know for sure? If it's sea lice, do we need to see a dr?

Sea lice: It's difficult to diagnose sea lice - also known as sea bather's eruption - unless trained doc that can see the actual larvae that cause it under a microscope. The diagnosis otherwise is mainly by history and exam. The rash typically involves area covered by clothing such as bathing suit or t-shirt worn in sea water where jellyfish reside. Jamaica certainly qualifies. Use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) topical steroid ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sea lice?

How do I get rid of sea lice?

No perfect treatment: Sea lice do not have a specific treatment and will resolve in about one week. Itching is under bathing suit area. And this is usually caught in fresh not salt water. Topical or oral steroids can reduce itching until it resolves. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of your sea lice?

How do you get rid of your sea lice?

Sea lice actually...: ...Are jellyfish larvae, which sting when they come in contact with the skin during ocean bathing. (real sea lice are fish parasites & do not affect humans.) common home remedies to relieve the itching and burning from jellyfish stings include vinegar and meat tenderizer. Hydrocortisone cream and oral antihistamines such as Allegra may help to relieve the itching. Wash swimsuit in fresh water. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my sea lice?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my sea lice?

Vinegar: 'sea lice' are stings from microscopic jelly fish babies. They can be both painful and itchy. Remove your swimsuit, shower. Afterwards rinse affected areas with dilluted vinegar (about 1 bottle per gallon of water) to deactivate the venom. If still itchy you can use topical anti-itch creams and oral antihistamines. It takes several weeks for this to heal. See your doctor if severe. ...Read more

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Permethrin cream uses for sea lice?

No!: Sea lice is not an infestation it is only a contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Hydrocotisone cream can be used for sea lice along with aveeno baths and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Permethrin is for head lice. ...Read more

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Can a doctor suggest how to deal with sea lice?

Yes: Here is a great article! http://www.Doh.State.Fl.Us/environment/medicine/foodsurveillance/pdfs/sea_lice_or_sea-bather%27s_eruption.Pdf.

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Should I see a specialist for sea lice, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Sea Lice: I would see your regular doctor first to see if he can help and let this doctor decide if you need a specialist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get Rid of the actual rash of sea lice? I've had it already for 8 days.

Is there any way to get Rid of the actual rash of sea lice? I've had it already for 8 days.

"Sea lice": Actual byproduct of jellyfish. Various treatments, cold showers, ice, NSAIDS, bathing in dilute vinegar and using 1% hydrocortisone cream(which may help your rash). All the best. ...Read more

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What happens if you go in the ocean and it has sea lice and you accidentally swallow it, will it effect your insides?

No: Sea lice cannot survive the hostile environment of your stomach and its acidic environment. They are immediately dead on arrival, so nothing to worry about there. ...Read more

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My daughter just got back from a beach trip she's 12 years old she is covered in what looks like sea lice it's all over her legs her but her back in b?

Not unusual.: Please have your family physician give you a recommendation for your daughter to see a dermatologist. There is also a chance that the lice may spread to other members of the house. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure body lice?

What is the best way to cure body lice?

Body lice tx: Body can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure head lice without the medicine from the store that has chemicals in it?

The two all-natural: ...Lice removal methods are: shaving, and fine-toothed-comb removal after a dilute vinegar rinse (vinegar loosens the glue with which nits are stuck to hair shafts). ...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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I wanted to know do people have them all their lives and can pubic lice be cured competely and not come back ?

I wanted to know do people have them all their lives and can pubic lice be cured competely and not come back ?

Pubic lice: Pubic lice is an infestation with a parasite. It can be completely eradicated by proper treatment of the body and home. Re-infestation can occur by re-exposure during intimate contact with an affected person. ...Read more

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What are the natural cures to get rid of head lice?

Lice Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, 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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I'm having a nervous breakdown.pubic lice are controlled not cured at all ?

Crabs can be lousy!: Here's an article: http://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/sexual-health/pubic-lice--treatments If OTC remedies have not been totally successful - try these ideas too. It's been a troublesome issue for humans from our earliest times so you are not alone. Don't give up - you can win the battle (if not the war). Good luck - stay sane. ...Read more

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Hi.I was thinking of trying antibiotic to cure pubic lice is it successful .

Hi.I was thinking of trying antibiotic to cure pubic lice is it successful .

Not recommended: Oral antibiotics will be ineffective for clearing the lice, seek a topical treatment and instructions on how to decontaminate your surroundings and contacts! ...Read more

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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


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