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Can You Get Rid Of Scabies Without Treatment
Smother them!: There are not other proven therapies to kill lice and their eggs. However, certain home remedies are practical and often used by pediatricians. The best is smothering them, by coating the hair in a heavy layer of vegetable oil that is left on x 48 hours - cover with a shower cap. Also, always change clothing, linen and everything else in contact with infected head. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice treatment: Over the counter products for lice treatments are available, but can be toxic if used repeatedly. Some families have been successful smothering the lice with Cetaphil cleanser applied to dried hair, then dried with a hair dryer and washed the next day. Reinfestation will occur if nits are not completely removed and bedding/clothing/brushes are not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser resurfacing: For the right patient, ie acne scars, acne under control, light skin, laser resurfacing can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but scar reduction is very significant. There is a wide variety of lasers and skill levels. Good equipment and experience make a big difference, don't shop just for price, you get what you pay for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers bite to inject saliva to dissolve flesh and eat it up. They do not suck blood nor burrow into the skin. Once scratched, the chigger falls off easily, but the site swells, and itches a lot. A scrubby, soapy bath washes away chiggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can, but: at a cost though, first what kind of urticaria you suffer from? You need to be diagnosed right to be treated right, steroids can be used but at a cost to your health, omalizumab, an expensive medication, can be used too, but with caution under doctor's supervision and only for chronic idiopathic urticaria. In experienced hands, right antihistamines + other meds can be used to control urticaria ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: Please forgive my frankness. This is the 21st century. Even the least-likable physicians have devoted years of their lives to learning how to use powerful medications to do more good than harm most of the time. Emotionally, we all want to "believe in natural cures" -- but go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live. We can help. You owe it to yourself. Peace and love. ...Read more
Over the counter med: There are a variety of over the counter meds that treat pin-worms and these are effective for most.If that is what you have, it should respond. However, unless you have actually seen the thread-worms, you may be assuming it is the cause when there is another reason for your symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Getting rid of an earache involves treating the underlying problem. It can be caused by something in/around the ear or, more commonly, referred from somewhere else. This is commonly from TMJ issues. A persistent earache in someone who uses tobacco is especially worrisome as it could mean a tumor in the throat. ...Read more
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