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How Can I Prevent Myself From Getting Lice At Work
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
Hairspray helps.: Head lice do not like hairspray so this can be a great preventive. To get rid of lice, you can use various topicals but some forms are now resistant. Study last year showed oral Ivermectin can be used for head lice--one time treatment and works like a charm. Of course, make sure the children are not sharing hats, headbands, barrettes, etc. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of lice prevent it from coming back. My 12 year old daughter has it again for the 2 nd time in 6 months. Help!
Lice trouble: Lice infestation is trouble some and chances of recurrence are high upon exposure. Problem is not the live lice but the nits. You have to get rid of both. Newly marketed couple of products promise to get rid of nits as well. See if you doctor can prescribe that. You can do repeated hair treatment with the shampoo. No substitute for hygiene.Yes Ovide is a good one. ...Read more
Sure.: Avoid contact with others hair; do not share clothing--especially hats, scarves, hair bows. Do not share combs or brushes. Do not lie on beds, pillows, carpets or stuffed toys of those with head lice. Wash clothes, bed linens, etc with hot water (at least 130*f) & use the high heat drying cycle. Prophylactic treatment with otc or prescription medications can also be prudent for head lice control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't share: Head lice are most common in school age children k-6th grade. The reason why is because children this age share combs, hats, and other things that can transmit lice. Good hygiene dies not prevent head lice, you will just have clean lice. The best thing is to treat a case and isolate all furniture and items for 48 hrs and wash linen to prevent spread. Remember with lice care but don't share! ...Read more
I just found live lice host on my daughter's friend. They had little contact to head, but what am I do to prevent my daughter and i from getting lice?
Check every day: Checking a child's hair and head for lice or nits, on a daily basis, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold. As long as any and all nits (lice eggs) are quickly removed, the lice problem goes away. If very worried, one can use over-the-counter lice treatment like nix (permethrin) and do a treatment as if there were an existing lice problem. ...Read more
Head lice: Simply put, you can do everything right and your family could still end up with lice. And of course, head lice have nothing to do with hygiene or income level; anyone can get them. The most common route of transmission is head to head contact, such as two kids bending over the same coloring book. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?
Selenium or coal tar: No really! is always best to see a doctor before the training regimen but you may save some time by using one of the two shampoos that i recommend. The first is selenium sulfide and is in many different brand names. Coal tar is used in t gel shampoo and i highly recommend that one, it maybe stinky but it does work. I tell my patients to use the shampoos three times a week and rinse after 10 min. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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