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What is the best over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for children?

What is the best over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for children?

No best: Many good choices, but key not to get in kids eyes as they can irritate. Ingredients to look for: salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide and ketoconazole. Best to rotate between these different ingredients for better results. For example when finish a bottle of one ingredient, next bottle can contain one of other ingredients listed above. Dandruff chronic problem so no cure. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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What's the optimal natural remedy for ear infections in children?

What's the optimal natural remedy for ear infections in children?

Be careful: Be careful with not treating ear infections in kids by seeing a doctor. There are some theories about psychiatric disorders coming from strep infections in children that were not treated or not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause of the earache. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Is there a medicine to combat dry skin in infants?

Is there a medicine to combat dry skin in infants?

Yes: Frequent moisturizer application with the occasional cortisone cream for bad scaly patches usually keeps it under control. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for ear infections in children?

What are the best natural remedies for ear infections in children?

None: There are no substances that naturally cure ear infections. The body's immune system may cure itself and when not, antibiotics are needed. No other things have been shown to cure these infections despite claims made. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Maybe: Tea tree oil does have anti-inflammatory aspects, but too much can be very irritating. Try a very small amount (few drops) diluted into a solution of fragrance-free shampoo for a few days. If it is getting worse, stop! good luck! ...Read more

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Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Top natural remedies to rid child of head lice?

Top natural remedies to rid child of head lice?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental cavities in children?

What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental cavities in children?

Sadly, none.: Tooth decay is a progressive disease that can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss. Decay cannot be effectively treated with homeopathic remedies. Your only recourse for effective treatment of tooth decay, regardless of the age of the patient, is to seek formal dental care by a dentist. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter remedies good for the control of catarrh in children with asthma?

No: Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with preventative, anti-inflammatory controller medications if it occurs frequently or persistently. These are only available by rx in the us. It also often can be from a secondary infection-sinusitis or bronchitis and may need treatment with a antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for seborrhea (dandruff like) in a child's hair? 6 year old girl

What is best treatment for seborrhea (dandruff like) in a child's hair? 6 year old girl

Selinium: Based shampoos are best suited for dandruff treatment, or other anti dandruff shampoo, several are commercially available, ask your drugstore, most important is to use it regularly for few weeks, if no improvement see a dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to treat giardia and entameoba in a 5 yr old child?

Are there any natural remedies to treat giardia and entameoba in a 5 yr old child?

No: If your child is having sypmtoms from giardia and entamoeba your doctor is likely to recommend taking an oral antibiotic. Untreated, they can progress to severe painful, bloody diarrhea. However, if your child has absolutely no symptoms you can discuss the possibility of not treating and watching closely. No natural, herbal, or cleansing remedies have been shown to work in scientifc studies. ...Read more

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What is the most popular remedy for baby eczema?

What is the most popular remedy for baby eczema?

Gentle skin care: Gentle soap free cleanser, fragrance free products and lots of moisturizer preferably cream or ointment (like vasoline or aquaphor) forms. If needed topical steroids can be used, but best to have baby evaluated by dermatologist for most appropriate regimen. ...Read more

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My child has asthma and the poor kid is suffering, Any home remedies to treat this?

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My child has asthma and the poor kid is suffering, Any home remedies to treat this?

Unfortunately no: If you know he or she is suffering, you definitely need help, please go to ER or urgent care for a quick fix, then please follow up with an asthma specialist for long term care, goodluck ...Read more

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Is there some natural efficient medicine against cough in children?

Is there some natural efficient medicine against cough in children?

Honey: Nothing special, but mixtures of honey over 1 year of age have been shown to help a bit. It also depends upon the cause. Nasal or sinus drainage may be helped by saline nose drops.Moisture from humidifier also helps. ...Read more

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Does Mederma help in removing chickenpox spots in adults ?

Does Mederma help in removing chickenpox spots in adults ?

Mederma: Probably not. Mederma was shown to modestly improve younger scars that are actively remodeling, but i think would have little if any impact in older scars, like chickenpox scars in an adult. ...Read more