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How To Check For Head Lice On Yourself
Lots of work: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag &. ...Read more
Treat & avoid kids: Head lice are a human only parasite that transfers easily in shared headgear, scarves, crowded settings, etc. & show up when kids get together.They are seldom noticed when they first infest a kid, but scratching leads to closer inspection & the egg casings show attached to hairs.Treating the kid/headgear can stop the current event, but a permanent exclusion requires avoiding further human contact. ...Read more
Get him to sit still: The biggest problem with 9 y/o boys is getting them to stop moving for a second so you can get a good look. Fortunately, most of them have short hair (justin bieber notwithstanding). Lice don't like short hair, they like to hide, so taking a flat stick (like a clean popsicle stick), go through section by section looking for either lice or small nits attached to the base of the hair follicles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sexual transmission: The crab louse is usually transmitted sexually. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. It can also be acquired from fomites, such as contaminated clothing, towels, and linens. Acquisition from toilet seats is unlikely. It is commonly treated with a topical pediculocide, such as 1% Permethrin cream or a pyrethrin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Doctors can you tell me how often should you check for nits and lice eggs after two/three days of treating it?
7 to 10 days: Daily inspections & nit removal is required for 7 to 10 days after treatment. ...Read more
Goodbye 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
Nix (permethrin) is not...: ...My favorite treatment, as many strains of head lice are now resistant to it. Elimite cream (applied to dry hair & left on overnight under shower cap) works better, although not officially approved for that indication. Malathion (ovide lotion) works fastest, but stinks, and is flammable! kwell shampoo also works fast (repeat in 1 week), but like nix, (permethrin) resistance is common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not expensive: Scabies mites do not live much longer than 2-3 days off of human skin. Machine wash all linens, towels, clothes and put through full dryer cycle. Vacuum couches and carpet. You can put a clean sheet over your furniture and wash it after a few days to a week, just to make sure all mites are dead. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin inflammation that occurs when substances touching your skin cause irritation or an allergic reaction. The resulting red, itchy rash isn't contagious or life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable. Treatment is with prescription topical cortisone like vanos and if severe enough oral steroids. You need to avoid cement. ...Read more
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