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How Do I Get Rid Of Lice Eggs
Elbow grease: Medications are effective to varying degrees in killing lice and lice eggs(nits), but the eggs are cemented the the hair shaft. They can be removed with 'nit combs' or by hand. You can even hire professional 'nitpickers' (really!) . Schools usually have 'no nit' policies, but old nits do not not necessarily signify an active or contagious infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salt water bathing: The only natural way to get rid of lice is regular (several times per day) swimming in salt water making sure the head gets soaked with the salt water. You can comb out lice but no natural product will get rid of them. Remember to wash your sheets, sterilize your house and take care of other family members at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lice are 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
Dandruff shampoo: You can start out with with dandruff shampoos such as head& shoulder, selsun blue, and /or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shamppo etc...Avoid excessive hot showers/baths, and use a bit of hair-conditioner may help. If these don't help, consult doc for an eval as other diseases which may cause "dandruff" appearing on scalp--such as seborrhea, psoriasis and deeper fungal infections etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Nit comb +: Several observers recommend a good rinse with a strong vinegar solution to lossen the nits from the hair shaft followed by a combing out with a special fine tooth nit comb. The vinegar rinse can be repeated as needed to get the hard to remove leftovers. ...Read more
Keep clean/HC: These bumps are a skin reaction to the scabies mite burrowing under your skin & craping in the burrow. The itching and redness will gradually fade over time after the mite is gone. If you keep the skin clean & avoid scratching, it will heal over time (weeks). Sometimes a mild steroid cream 1% hydrocortisone can reduce the itching & help, but can be omitted. Scratching can lead to focal infection ...Read more
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
Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the type. Pinworm vs ascaris vs flatworms all require treatment. Many of the same meds used when not pregnant can be used for treatment. See your doc and first identify which type of worm you're carrying. Then appropriate medication can be prescribed. Take care. ...Read more
Special shampoo: Special shampoos, some available over the counter, are generally very effective in removing the lice infestation. Read the directions carefully- some require a second shampoo about a week later. Some say mayonnaise, olive oil or butter rubbed into the hair is effective, but there are no supporting scientific studies on these forms of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicated shampoos &: Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you follow the directions very closely. This is the easy part. Decontaminating your home (bedding, hats, furniture) can be a bit or work. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lice/ds00368. ...Read more
Simple RX: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in. ...Read more
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