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Can Sea Lice Be Cured
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an: Oral medication that can help with itching. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What is a good way to cure head lice without the medicine from the store that has chemicals in it?
I wanted to know do people have them all their lives and can pubic lice be cured competely and not come back ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer