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How do I get rid of sea lice?

How do I get rid of sea lice?

No perfect treatment: Sea lice do not have a specific treatment and will resolve in about one week. Itching is under bathing suit area. And this is usually caught in fresh not salt water. Topical or oral steroids can reduce itching until it resolves. ...Read more

Sea Lice (Definition)

"sea lice" are the larvae of jellyfish and other stingers. The microscopic larvae contain the same nematocysts (sting cells) as adult jellyfish and stingers. They end to get under bathing suits and cause an itchy red rash. In most cases, symptoms can take up to six to nine hours ...Read more


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How do you get rid of your sea lice?

How do you get rid of your sea lice?

Sea lice actually...: ...Are jellyfish larvae, which sting when they come in contact with the skin during ocean bathing. (real sea lice are fish parasites & do not affect humans.) common home remedies to relieve the itching and burning from jellyfish stings include vinegar and meat tenderizer. Hydrocortisone cream and oral antihistamines such as Allegra may help to relieve the itching. Wash swimsuit in fresh water. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get Rid of the actual rash of sea lice? I've had it already for 8 days.

Is there any way to get Rid of the actual rash of sea lice? I've had it already for 8 days.

"Sea lice": Actual byproduct of jellyfish. Various treatments, cold showers, ice, NSAIDS, bathing in dilute vinegar and using 1% hydrocortisone cream (which may help your rash). All the best. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my sea lice?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my sea lice?

Vinegar: 'sea lice' are stings from microscopic jelly fish babies. They can be both painful and itchy. Remove your swimsuit, shower. Afterwards rinse affected areas with dilluted vinegar (about 1 bottle per gallon of water) to deactivate the venom. If still itchy you can use topical anti-itch creams and oral antihistamines. It takes several weeks for this to heal. See your doctor if severe. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lice naturally?

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 more

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How do I get rid of lice eggs?

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 more

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Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

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

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What does lice look like and how do I get rid of it?

What does lice look like and how do I get rid of it?

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

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

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

Head, body or pubic: Lice? Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). For head lice -a pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or. ...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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How do I get rid of lice on my 2 year old twins?

Lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds 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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How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

Head Lice: Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications. There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sea lice?

Larvae: "sea lice" are the larvae of jellyfish and other stingers. The microscopic larvae contain the same nematocysts (sting cells) as adult jellyfish and stingers. They end to get under bathing suits and cause an itchy red rash. In most cases, symptoms can take up to six to nine hours to appear after exposure. ...Read more

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Does combing alone get rid of lice?

Unlikely to happen: Combing with a fine toothed lice comb can remove some of the egg casings from the hair shafts. However, the lice are mobile and elusive. Some form of treatment to get the hatched lice will be necessary. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of lice quickly?

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 more

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What are some effective ways to get rid of lice?

Manual Labor: Lice have been becoming very resistant lately to normal treatments, like rid and nix (permethrin). Even to prescription lindane. Some of the newer Permethrin free remedies like lice md and ovid offer alternatives that will sometimes work. However, nothing helps more than spending the hours with the nit loosening gel and that little comb getting out every nit and louse you can find, then repeating it daily. ...Read more

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What are some ways to naturally get rid of lice?

Smother/remove eggs: A stout vinegar preparation like pickling or cider vinegar can be used to rinse the hair repeatedly & this can loosen the egg casings that must be combed out with a nit comb. Smothering the living lice by covering the scalp with baby oil or vasaline & a bathing cap for 8-12 hour can suffocate the lice. If both agents don't get all the lice you can then try the more toxic preparations. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of lice if you had it for 5 years?

Lice for 5 years: You need to consult your doctor for an examination and discussion about the lice. Five years of infection is a major problem. Be sure to follow medical advice closely and avoid re-infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a lice infestation?

Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter. ...Read more

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Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

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

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How can I get rid of lice on a 1 year old?

Lice: There is great information on the cdc web page: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html

there is also a cetaphil lotion treatment that works well and is very safe.
http://www. Ehow. Com/how_2123367_treat-head-lice-cetaphil. Html. ...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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How can we get rid of an infestation of lice at the school?

Send the infested...: ...Children home immediately, with instructions to parents to have them treated asap. Arrange for the rest of the kids to be screened as soon as possible by someone who knows what to look for. Send home all pillows, sleeping pads, etc. To be laundered. Ask all parents to inspect their kids' heads daily for any signs of nits for the next couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of lice without using chemical treatment?

Smother them!: There are not other proven therapies to kill lice and their eggs. However, certain home remedies are practical and often used by pediatricians. The best is smothering them, by coating the hair in a heavy layer of vegetable oil that is left on x 48 hours - cover with a shower cap. Also, always change clothing, linen and everything else in contact with infected head. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be any other way to get rid of lice than shaving you head?

Can there be any other way to get rid of lice than shaving you head?

Yes: 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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How to get rid of Head lice?

Wetcombing, medicine: There are several options for getting rid of head lice, including creams and liquids, wet combing (Wet the hair and add a lubricant, such as hair conditioner or cream rinse, vinegar, or olive oil, Comb every three to four days for two weeks AFTER you find any large, adult lice) and oral medicine (pills) Clothing, bedding, and towels used within 48 hours before treatment should be washed in hot wa ...Read more

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Any way to get rid of head lice?

HEAD LICE SHAMPOO: See your pcp who can prescribe head lice shampoo. It takes longer to get rid of nits even though lice are killed by shampoo because they are firmly attached to hair shaft. ...Read more

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What works to get rid of head lice?

Not always easy: Nix (permethrin) cream rinse and kwell shampoo do not work consistently. Elimite cream (left on all night) 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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What do I do to get rid of hair lice?

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

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How to get rid of my childs head lice?

How to get rid of my childs head lice?

Also: Resistance has developed to several of the treatments that contain pediculocides like pyrethrins, permethrin, & lindane. Resistance varies in different areas, so check with your pediatrician to see what is working in your area. Some older products like lindane are no longer recommended because of their toxicity. Some of the new products contain novel non drug agents to overcome resistance issues. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of lice in hair?

Lice tx: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & 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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How to get rid of crabs/pubic lice?

How to get rid of crabs/pubic lice?

Pubic lice:
The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the eggs have hatched into nymphs but are not yet hatching new eggs. There are however, some pediculicides which are strongly ovicidal. ...Read more

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Permethrin cream uses for sea lice?

No!: Sea lice is not an infestation it is only a contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Hydrocotisone cream can be used for sea lice along with aveeno baths and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Permethrin is for head lice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of crab lice? Drown them?

Treatment: Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). ...Read more

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Could shaving your pubes get rid of pubic lice?

Shaving is not: Sufficient. Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). ...Read more

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Does anyone know what is sea lice?

Jellyfish larvae: Real sea lice are fish parasites that have no impact on humans, but the organisms most people call "sea lice" are actually the larvae of jellyfish, which sting your skin while you swim in the ocean. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lice?

Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of lice?

Pediculocide: The use of a pediculocide with nit killing properties like the prescription Ovide should take care of it for you. ...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


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Pediculosis (Definition)

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