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What determines a UTI leu or nit?

What determines a UTI leu or nit?

UTI: Clinical presentation, presence of wbcs in urine, positive cultures, and some people give value to the presence in the urine of nitrites, although this can be misleading. ...Read more

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Can nits live without being attached to scalp?

Can nits live without being attached to scalp?

Words matter: The scalp is the skin of the head and associated internal structures. The nits are laid by lice at the hair base and grow out as the hair grows (about 1/2 inch/mo). The louse inside the nit must feed on emerging or it dies. So a nit without a food source will die of starvation. So nits are attached to hair, not scalp. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for getting rid of nits?

What are some home remedies for getting rid of nits?

Vinegar rinces: Some suggest various forms of vinegar used daily for a week as a thorough hair wash. The mildly acidic solution does seem to help loosen the nits from the hair & mature lice don't like it. Pickling vinegar is the strongest. If this fails you can always use an otc product like nix (permethrin). ...Read more

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A girl in my class has nits, what to do to protect myself?

Don't share the love: Do not share any personal grooming items, hats, or other items that come into contact with the skin and/or hair. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nit, a nymph and an adult louse?

Life cycle: The nits are the eggs of the louse. The eggs hatch in 8 days releasing nymphs that require 8 days to mature to lice. ...Read more

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How diligent should I be in removing nits? How important is it to remove nits from hair?

How diligent should I be in removing nits? How important is it to remove nits from hair?

Be diligent!: Nits are the eggs of the head lice. Be diligent in removing as they can be resiliant and all you need is one to hatch and you will have another infestation. So be diligent. ...Read more

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Can I leave in nit location in all night to make sure it works. For me and my daughter. Or can that be bad for you.

Can I leave in nit location in all night to make sure it works. For me and my daughter. Or can that be bad for you.

Unclear question: Are you asking about a night light? If yes, a low intensity light, left on all night, will not do any harm.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I read if nits are more than 1/4 inch from scalp, not viable. Found just a few, more than 1 inch away. How can this be if I hadn't treated yet?

I read if nits are more than 1/4 inch from scalp, not viable. Found just a few, more than 1 inch away. How can this be if I hadn't treated yet?

Nits viable: Not sure what you read, but assume all nits are viable. If you have an old nit in which the louse has hatched, as the hair grows out, the old nit's shell will remain. This is what the 1 inch rule is referring to. The old phrase " nit- picking" refers to the meticulous sectioning of hair and removing nits from the base of the hair at the scalp. ...Read more

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Have colonoscopy nxt fri. Due to pain when I eat, no food in few days. What effect will mag. Nit. Prep have on me after no food only liq.4 many days.?

Have colonoscopy nxt fri. Due to pain when I eat, no food in few days. What effect will mag. Nit. Prep have on me after no food only liq.4 many days.?

Risk of colon preps: You are appropriately concerned about risks of colon preps. Regardless of type (lavage & osmotic agents, irritant laxatives, enemas) consideration should be given to: age, size, co-morbidlities, nutritional & hydration debilities, mobility, & help at home. Up to 50% may have nausea, vomiting, fullness/bloating, anal irritation. Greater risks result from fluid & electrolyte imbalance. Talk w/doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove nits?

Vinegar + nit comb: I have has some success over the years with vinegar as a hair rinse helping dissolve the glue that holds the nit to the hair. A comb out with a fine tooth nit comb after the treatment completes the process. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar are sometimes quicker than regular white vinegar. ...Read more

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What's the mean of NIT positive?

What's the mean of NIT positive?

NIT: Urinary nitrite (NIT) is an indicator of bacteriuria. ...Read more

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How do I get nits off of my head?

How do I get nits off of my head?

Several options: Nix (permethrin) cream rinse and kwell shampoo do not work consistently. Elimite cream is reported to be effective but is not officially approved for head lice. Malathion lotion is effective, but stinks and is flammable. Oral Ivermectin works, but requires a doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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How can I tell if the nits are dead or alive?

How can I tell if the nits are dead or alive?

Nits dead or alive: According to the centers for disease control, if the nit has traveled a quarter inch down the length of the hair strand, it probably has either hatched or died. ...Read more

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My first grader has nits. I need ideas on what to do today?

My first grader has nits. I need ideas on what to do today?

Lice, oh my!: If not done already, get an otc lice treatment from a drugstore & treat everyone in household (follow directions that came with it). After rinsing it out, soak all of each person's hair thoroughly with plain white vinegar (dissolves cement holding nit to hair shaft). After 1/2 hour, comb every bit of hair from scalp to ends with metal lice comb. Repeat all steps in 1 wk. Wash all linens in hot water. ...Read more

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My son looks like he has dandruff but the dandruff won't wash off. Are they nits?

My son looks like he has dandruff but the dandruff won't wash off. Are they nits?

Possibly: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so should wash off. If it does not, it certainly can be nits, as these are the egg casings of head lice and are glued to the hair shaft. If his head itches, or other signs of irritation, it should be checked out. Headlice are very infectious! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 5month old to sleep like 10 20 minutes like 5 times a day n go bed at 7 at nit n sleep till 7mornin?

Is it normal for a 5month old to sleep like 10 20 minutes like 5 times a day n go bed at 7 at nit n sleep till 7mornin?

Certainly!: Each baby varies widely as to individual sleep needs. An important part of your answer however rests with these follow-up questions: does your baby behave normally when she is awake? Is she gaining weight appropriately--following the normal growth chart percentile? Does she have normal bowel & urine output? Does she have normal muscle tone, especially good head control? If so, enjoy naps with her! ...Read more

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I have These white things come up on my skin they look abit like nits. I keep on scratching then I get a reaction and its painful.

I have These white things come up on my skin they look abit like nits. I keep on scratching then I get a reaction and its painful.

White things: The white things may be a wart like lesion known as molluscum contagiosum. Don, t scratch them because they are contagious. See your dermatologist insteas ...Read more

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I don't know if something is wrong...it seems like discharge is coming from my rectal and im nit sure how to stop it...it has only been going on for 2 days.

I don't know if something is wrong...it seems like discharge is coming from my rectal and im nit sure how to stop it...it has only been going on for 2 days.

You should see your: Doctor, either your primary care doc/pediatrician or you gynecologist if you have one. It is hard to determine here exactly where the discharge is coming from. It could be from your rectum, vaginal area or even the area right above your rectum. I have seen patients who think the discharge is rectal, but it is actually a pilonidal cyst draining. Therefore, you should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nit eggs?

Patience: And a fine toothed comb. Really, it's a tedious chore, but essential to eliminating the chance of re-infestation. Newer medications available by Rx (Sklice) is the only treatment that kills the louse AND it's nits. ...Read more

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What are nits from lice bugs?

What are nits from lice bugs?

Egg encasements: Human lice are mature by 10 days of age and can start laying eggs thereafter. They do so at the level of the scalp within a hard shell that incubates the egg until the new lice emerges. The nit, is attached to the hair by a glue like material that is resistant to easy separation. Mild acidic washes like vinegar can help dissolve the glue and help with removal along with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of nit eggs?

How does one get rid of nit eggs?

Comb/vinegar: Once you have treated the hair with whatever product you use you need to comb out the nits with a fine tooth nit comb. These often come with the lice products. When there is a lot of hair, some find that soaking the bulk with vinegar helps "unglue" the nits from the hair so they come out easier. A stout pickling vinegar works best. ...Read more

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How can I loosen nits from hair shaft?

Vinegar rinse: The use or cider vinegar or pickling vinegar have been found to loosen the nits & allow easier separation from the shaft with a nit comb. A generous amount applied to & worked through the hair may also kill some of the active lice. Repeat rinses can be used if the first does not do the job. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

Egg Removal: Work under a good light for proper illumination. Using a fine comb, go through the section from the scalp to the end of the hair. Dip the comb into a cup of water, then use a paper towel. Viable nits are usually laid close to the scalp but can be found anywhere on the hair shaft. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are nits from lice bugs?

Egg encasements: Human lice are mature by 10 days of age and can start laying eggs thereafter. They do so at the level of the scalp within a hard shell that incubates the egg until the new lice emerges. The nit, is attached to the hair by a glue like material that is resistant to easy separation. Mild acidic washes like vinegar can help dissolve the glue and help with removal along with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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How can I know that I am burning fat nit muscles?

How can I know that I am burning fat nit muscles?

Several ways.: One is the "pinch" measurement:

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/72729-perform-body-fat-pinch-test/

and others are more "technology-oriented" - either electronic devices, or measuring average body density in a displacement tank. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of lice and nits permanently?

Lice shampoo!: Lice are small, ovoid insects that are visible to the naked eye. They vary in color. They can be curable, but it takes some work. See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. Please see the link: www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html. ...Read more