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Head Lice Treatment Medication
Depends: There are various treatments for head lice, mostly with different types of insecticides. It is always important to follow the instructions of the medicine you were prescribed in order to optimize your results and to avoid potential side effects. Some compounds are derived from chrysanthemums , namely permethrin. If you are allergic to the flowers, have asthma or a pregnant discuss this with md. ...Read more
Shampoo: The treatment for lice is usually a very strong shampoo that you then rinse out and comb out the nits/lice. I am not clear from your question what you used. Many people use olive oil and a shower cap over night rather than the rid shampoo because rid is so strong. Basically, shampoo your hair and do not reapply the rid or whichever brand you used for at least a week. ...Read more
Lice, Head: Do pronto and r&c ring a bell? The goal of tretament of head lice is to eliminate lice and eggs. Treatment should be repeated in 7-10 days (the time needed for the eggs to hatch) because nits are less effectively killed than adults. Aavailable otc medications include nix, (permethrin) rid, a2000. For prescription medications, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Can people use head lice treatment for public lice as a alternative if the STD clinic do not give proper treatment.
Some are same: Pubic Lice (Phthirus pubis) can be treated with OTC product like Nix or Rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); Invermectin (2 pills – may need to be repeated in 10 days); Lindane (if you have failed other treatments). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a weird feeling with my head. Everything feels like it's moving and I'm getting a popping sensation everytime I touch my head. My mother already did the lice treatment on me, but nothing came out, nits or anything. What can this be and how do I
Sensory issues?: I did not hear you mention "itching" as a problem here, lice always cause itching. "Weird" and "popping" are complaints I have never heard in 20 years of medical practice. I would have an exam by a physician to investigate cause here. Have you had a contact with lice? Is anxiety an issue of yours? Do you have a dry scalp or dandruff? What are you most worried about? ...Read more
Do OTC treatments still work to kill head lice, or is there resistance and you must use prescription medication? What medicine do you use?
Yes OTC RID: works when instructions are followed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just found out i caught head lice ,they are just about gone i have to do anothet treatment this sunday comming is it ok to still dye my hair?
Head Lice: Will you be dying your hair yourself? I don't know what your state's cosmetology rules are regarding head lice. Many Salons can't provide hair services to clients with head lice. If your scalp/ head is sensitive from either scratching or lice treatments- then you may wish to avoid dying hair until skin is less sensitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thorough de-lousing!: With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Wash all bedding and clothing with hot water & detergent to kill lice/eggs. Comb hair with nit comb twice daily for two weeks to prevent recurrence. Check: center for disease control's website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nix (permethrin) or Rid: I'd start with a basic otc product like nix (permethrin) cream rinse or rid. Used as directed, they are generally effective when used in conjunction with daily combing with a nit comb. You don't need to fumigate your home, but i would clean brush/comb with boiling water, wash and dry bedding/ clothing (hot dryer). Items that can't be launder and dried on hot should go into a bag for 2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more
Tx: D/w her pediatrician. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a lice nit comb check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more
After treatment of head lice with Hedrin I am still finding between 10 and 20 seemingly new hatched lice 24 hours after.They appear dead. Normal?
Yes: According to the hedrin website- one of the active ingredients paralyzes the lice and so they likely look dead- The maker also recommends that the procedure be repeated in 7 days for eggs that hatched since the first application and also say that if it looks like there is a re-infection that you can use the treatment again Try to find the source of the infection and good luck! ...Read more
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more
Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?
Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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