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What do I do to get rid of head lice with easy and low payment?

What do I do to get rid of head lice with easy and low payment?

Lice not nice: 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Head Lice (Definition)

Also known as pediculus humanus capitis, these are tiny parasites that feed on the scalp. Head lice is very contagious and the most common method of transmission ...Read more


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How do you get rid of head lice in a dormitory?

How do you get rid of head lice in a dormitory?

Head lice: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html go to the above web site from the cdc that talks about head lice treatment. A very good article. ...Read more

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How did you get rid of lice with home remedies?

How did you get rid of lice with home remedies?

Lice remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of head lice in a large classroom?

How do you get rid of head lice in a large classroom?

Head Lice: When the whole classroom has head lice, they should be treated at the same time so that there will be no transfer to each other again. ...Read more

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How to I get rid of Millia under my eyes. Also, how to get rid if whiteheads. I have blackheads in my nose too. Any home remedies ?

How to I get rid of Millia under my eyes. Also, how to get rid if whiteheads. I have blackheads in my nose too. Any home remedies ?

MILIA UNDER EYELIDS: MILIA ARE WHITEHEADS. WHITEHEADS ARE MILIA. A DERMATOLOGIST CAN GET RID OF THESE. IF YOU USE A LOT OF CREAMS AND OINTMENTS ON YOUR FACE YOU DEVELOP MORE . . . ...Read more

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How do you get rid of head lice on a human female when over the counters do not work?

How do you get rid of head lice on a human female when over the counters do not work?

See your doctor: Lice can be resistant to some treatments. Also, be seen by your doctor to ensure this is the true problem. If you have lice, there are prescription treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if i got lice from a friend, how do I get rid of it?

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

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Any home remedies or shampoos to get rid of ringworm that i got from my dog?

Any home remedies or shampoos to get rid of ringworm that i got from my dog?

Accurate dx: Otc meds include: lotrimin, micatin, micaderm, Lamisil at and tinactin (tolnaftate). But, it would be best to have this accurately diagnosed so that you know what you are treating. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of a bad lice infestation?

What should I do to get rid of a bad lice infestation?

See you doctor: If you have not already done so, you should be seeing your doctor. Often when lice infestation is severe, multiple treatments must be employed simultaneously. These include prescription creams/lotions, pills and a nit comb. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have line my on nose wondering how can i get rid of it i prefer home remedy but anything will do?

Have line my on nose wondering   how can i get rid of it i prefer home remedy but anything will do?

Vitamin E oil: can be rubbed into scars and creases to plump up the skin and reduce or perhaps eliminate lines. A plastic surgeon consult is another possibility. Above all, like yourself, line and all. If we all did that w/ourselves and one another what a world we would create. Peace and good health. Liquid E comes in a little bottle at the drug store. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of belly ache using home remedies!?

How do I get rid of belly ache using home remedies!?

Antacids: Antacids, pepto bismol, and acid blockers such as Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec or paepcid may help.This answer assumes a one time situation. Repeat episodes need a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent head lice, and how do you get rid of them?

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

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How do I get rid of and continue to prevent head lice?

Nix (permethrin): Nix (permethrin lotion) is effective. Apply to scalp and leave on overnight. Rinse in the morning. May repeat after 7 days. Wash all bedding and hats in hot water, and put through the dryer if possible. Do not share hats or combs or brushes with anyone. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne using stuff around the house?

Get real Rx: Natural remedies don't work. Acne is nobody's fault. If someone for whom you are responsible has acne, you have a duty to get that person treated by a scientific physician. Failure to do so is likely to become a cause for lifelong resentment. Do the right thing. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of head lice with just home supplies?

What's a fast way to take care of head lice with just home supplies?

Will Need Medication: Unfortunately, you need a medicinal shampoo to kill off the lice and their offspring. However, there are many over-the-counter products to choose from. The key is to get rid of the eggs and/or kill off the hatched offspring before they get a chance to reproduce. If any eggs survive (they are attached to the hair follicles), the cycle just begins all over again. ...Read more

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How to get rid of head lice, when shampoos do not work?

Nit combing: Nit comb try to comb daily until lice gone wash hair frequently can also use coconut oil prior to washing for massage. There is a shampoo called lice repel has lemongrass and citruline helps deter lice. ...Read more

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I don't have money for the expensive Oct lice treatment, but I do get food assistance. What can I do to get rid of it on me and my 2 yr old?

I don't have money for the expensive Oct lice treatment, but I do get food assistance. What can I do to get rid of it on me and my 2 yr old?

Wet combing: May be the most effective method besides pesticides. This involves using a substance such as crime rinse and a fine toothed comb. Combing is done until there are no more live and should be repeated every 3-4 days for several weeks and continuing for 2 weeks after the last appearance of an adult louse. All the best. ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more