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How To Know If You Have Lice Or Dandruff When You Itch
Headlice or Dandruff: Dandruff are flaky, itchy scalp lesion called seborrheic dermatitis treated with Nizoral or other tar shampoo and scalp will clear up. Head lice is also itchy scalp with nits seen attached to hair strands mostly in the neck area. Pull out each nits after shampoo with kwell (lindane) or Ovide to avoid transmission of lice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Examine your scalp: Lice lay eggs called nits on the hair near your scalp. Nits adhere to the hair while flakes from dandruff are easily brushed off. If you cannot wash or brush the particles off you may have lice. If you are not sure, see your doctor to confirm. The treatment for lice is sold over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scabies: It requires effort to get rid of Scabies. 1st, you & all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because > ...Read more
Yes: Lice are a human only parasite that doesn't care how well you keep up with your hair.It is only interested in feeding off your blood, which it does several times daily.Normal shampooing and cleaning do not bother the lice.They can go into brief hibernation and hold their breath for 18 hours, so you can't suffocate them during shampooing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat for Dandruff : See Dermatologist. Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be tricky.: There is overlap between the appearance and symptoms of eczema & fungal infections. Both can be red, scaly and itchy. Mild eczema responds well to moisturizers & Hydrocortisone cream. This treatment can actually worsen some fungal infections. Fungal infections respond well to antifungal creams. If your rash is not improving, see your dermatologist. A simple non-invasive skin test can sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes...: ...Not always. The cancer doesn't cause the hair to fall out, it's usually the treatment (usually chemo). But not all chemo makes the hair fall out. If radiation is needed to the head, hair can come out from that treatment as well. Some patients shave their head when the hair starts falling. ...Read more
Skin scraping: A scraping can typicaly be done in your doctors office and examined under a microscope. For difficult cases sometimes a small biopsy can be taken and sent to a pathologist for staining and more close examination. Scalp fungi (or involving any hair) can typically require medicine by mouth (not shampoos, lotions, etc) to clear up completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pubic lice: The pubic louse (phthirus pubis) is also given the slang name of crabs. It is about 1/16th of an inch in size ; when magnified looks like a crab. It is most commonly spread during sexual intercourse. It is a different organism then the lice that infect the hair or the body. Blue spots may show on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Nits (eggs) may noted on the pubic hairs. ...Read more
Sort of: They belong to similar family of lice. Pediculosis pubis can be googled and in general are a little fatter than head lice. It is difficult to see as you will require a magnifying lense or microscope to determine them. I would see your pcp or dermatologist locally for this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What to do if i heard that if you don't wash yourself after awhile your skin starts to rot.Is this true?
No: This is false. Your skin would be dirty, not rotten. ...Read more
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