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Is it possible to have lice for 6 years?

Is it possible to have lice for 6 years?

No: Lice is very treateble and cured with the proper treatment and hygiene. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to have testicular cancer for 6 years not treatment and still live?

Is it possible to have testicular cancer for 6 years not treatment and still live?

Depends: It depends what you mean by treatment. A diagnosis of cancer is usually not confirmed until the testis has been removed. Sometimes no treatment is a reasonable option after removal of the testis. If a lump has been present for 6 years but not removed, then it may not be cancer at all, although it is still important to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Not likely: While some young men may have lower urinary tract voiding symtpoms, they are not likely due to an enlarged prostate as the prostate has not started to enlarge at such a young age. Some young men have a bladder neck problem that looks like BPH and may repsond to some of the same treatments. Your urologist would be able to to the evaluation and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an autistic 6 year old to be able to program tv programs? I can't even do it.

Dr. Craig Uhl Dr. Uhl
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Is it possible for an autistic 6 year old to be able to program tv programs? I can't even do it.

Absolutely: I have found many autistic kids very prolific with computer technologies and encourage them and their parents to broaden these interests. They truly listen to a different drummer and we need to help them find their way. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 9 year old to be schizophrenic?

Is it possible for an 9 year old to be schizophrenic?

Yes: Schizophrenia is much less common in children than in adults, but it does rarely occur. This type of diagnosis would require a careful evaluation by a mental health professional who has experience with these issues. ...Read more

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How possible is it for a woman in a monogamous marriage for 45 years to be diagnosed with cervical cancer? Is it for instance possible but unlikely?

How possible is it for a woman in a monogamous marriage for 45 years to be diagnosed with cervical cancer? Is it for instance possible but unlikely?

Definitely possible!: I'm sorry this diagnosis has you concerned. This is neither your "fault" nor is it likely related to anything from your husband. Cervical cancer can occur on its own and need imply nothing else! best wishes ! ...Read more

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If my testes has different size, is it possible for me to have a child?

If my testes has different size, is it possible for me to have a child?

Usually OK: That is a common physical finding and usually has no effect on fertility. If you want to know for sure, then get a sperm count through your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for a 6 year old to get braces?

Is it recommended for a 6 year old to get braces?

Usually not: 6 years of age is a little early even for "early orthodontics". I usually wait for the 6 year old molars to be erupted and the permanent incisors (7-8 years of age) before placing braces. ...Read more

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Is it common for a 24 year old to have problems getting erect and if it's erectile dysfunction what should be done?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is it common for a 24 year old to have problems getting erect and if it's erectile dysfunction what should be done?

Find out why: It's common for every guy to have erectile dysfunction or impotence once in a while. It's even more common for older men to have issues regularly as we age but it isn't common in younger men. So if it's a recurring issue, get checked out & find out why. Any new stress? School? Job? Money? Relationships? Family? Are you happy w/your partner? If none of above, talk to your family doc about health. ...Read more

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What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pregnancy. It is standard practice for OBs and hospitals to test for this STD during pregnancy or during labor. It can be treated prior to or after delivery with good result for the newborn.Cured parents do not transfer the germ ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a PID for many years, more than 5, and not know?

Is it possible to have a PID for many years, more than 5, and not know?

PID: Also called salpingitis can be acute or chronic. Chronic PID is the permanent damage to the fallopian tubes from either acute PID or recurrent PID and often times results in fertility issues, increased ectopic pregnancies, pelvic adhesions and possible chronic pelvic pain. So yes you can have chronic salpingitis for 5 years. However, you would not likely have the fever and severe pain of acute ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gonorrhoea and not show symptoms for 5 years in male? Can i still get life threating issue from it?

Is it possible to have gonorrhoea and not show symptoms for 5 years in male? Can i still get life threating issue from it?

Much too long: Nobody has ever been known to carry gonorrhea as long as 5 years. Almost all cases are self cured by the immune system within a few months. No complications are likely in absence of symptoms like discharge, painful urination, etc. Gonorrhea is almost never life threatening. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tendonitis for 4-5 years?

Is it possible to have tendonitis for 4-5 years?

To Know A Sinew...: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yes!!! Definitely. They don't heal well especially if you have to use them a lot. They don't get much blood supply, that's why. If it's been that long and nothing you have tried (if any) has helped, then you need to see a doctor, preferably one who specializes in that area of the body. At this point you may need some special care, but don't lose heart. It can be fixed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have shingles for over a year?

Is it possible to have shingles for over a year?

No: Its very unlikely. A compromised immune system is what leads to the chicken pox virus re-emergence. Even my HIV patients with virtually no immune system don't have this kind of presentation. What you may have experienced is sequential outbreaks. You need to see your pcp, an infectious disease physician or dermatologist. This is too complicated to assess over the net. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis grows in the presence of estrogen. If a person is taking estrogen or has to much estrogen in her diet , or is producing estrogen in her body--endometriosis may continue to be active. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for my 6 year old to have lymphoma and neuroblastoma at the same time?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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Can you explain if it's possible for my 6 year old to have lymphoma and neuroblastoma at the same time?

Unlikely: It is unlikely but still possible. Both lymphoma and neuroblastoma may be sometimes characterized as "malignant small blue cell tumors" so they may look similar under the microscope and special studies are necessary to differentiate one from the other. It is however possible for them to occur simultaneously ("collision" tumor) but this situation is very rare. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lice for 6 years?

No: Lice is very treateble and cured with the proper treatment and hygiene. ...Read more

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Me and my family has been infested with lice for over 10 years and no body will do any thing about?

Curious question: Head lice are a human only problem, they cannot live on animals and can only survive for a limited time on objects like caps or scarves.Some studies show 95% of lice are resistant to common treatments in some areas.Family cure means all must be treated at the same time along with any human contacts.Objects that may hide lice or eggs should be sanitized. ...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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Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

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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I m farida. i have head egg lice which is sticky to my hair and doesn't go since long years. please help me with simple home remedies?

I m farida. i have head egg lice which is sticky to my hair and doesn't go since long years. please help me with simple home remedies?

Nit comb/vinegar: Some find that a strong solution of pickling or apple cider vinegar can help loosen the bond the nit (lice egg) has to hair. Rinsing the hair in this solution followed by combing with a fine comb can help. Another product may be needed to kill the lice, but this can help with the eggs. ...Read more

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My daughter 6 years of age has a lot of lice and eggs in her head. We tried many shampoos but none seams to work well. Any suggestions?

My daughter 6 years of age has a lot of lice and eggs in her head. We tried many shampoos but none seams to work well. Any suggestions?

Vinegar: The egg casings are attached to the hair with a glue that will dissolve/loosen in the presence of vinegar. Soaking the hair in a regular or pickling vinegar & using a fine lice comb daily can help. It can take a week or more to get all the eggs. Using a lice shampoo afterwards can kill what's left or there are prescription lotions that will. ...Read more

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Can you die from head lice? I've had it for at least 3 years now. Also how can I get rid of them fast?

Can you die from head lice? I've had it for at least 3 years now. Also how can I get rid of them fast?

No...: Head lice are not going to kill you.There are many medicated antipesticide hair treatments that you can use that are very effective; however, you have to be diligent about removing the nits/eggs or you will just end up with new live lice in a few days. Then sterilize the environment. This is not usually an issue that goes on for years - see your doctor to confirm diagnosis! May be something else ...Read more

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My daughter just got back from a beach trip she's 12 years old she is covered in what looks like sea lice it's all over her legs her but her back in b?

My daughter just got back from a beach trip she's 12 years old she is covered in what looks like sea lice it's all over her legs her but her back in b?

Not unusual.: Please have your family physician give you a recommendation for your daughter to see a dermatologist. There is also a chance that the lice may spread to other members of the house. ...Read more

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Hi I have been losing my hair on the sides of my head and very itchy and my hole body is itchy this all dates back 2 years ago after I got head lice for the first time. the itchy only comes and goes?

See dermatologist: This raises the question whether you indeed had head lice in the first place since one would not expect a head lice infestation to last this long. If you are losing your hair, one needs to consider an autoimmune process as well. Time to consult a dermatologist since you must be feeling miserable. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from head lice and nits since 12 years. I have tried mediker shampoo and oil but it's of no use. I need a proper remedy to get rid of it?

Lice: You can sleep with your hair smothered in mayonnaise - that can suffocate them. You can get a prescription for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) from your doctor. That kills the bacteria in the lice's gut, and in turn kills them. ...Read more

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What was the head lice treatment that parents used 20 years ago?

Lice, Head: Do pronto and r&c ring a bell? The goal of tretament of head lice is to eliminate lice and eggs. Treatment should be repeated in 7-10 days (the time needed for the eggs to hatch) because nits are less effectively killed than adults. Aavailable otc medications include nix, (permethrin) rid, a2000. For prescription medications, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My four year old got lice last month. We treated her and combed daily. I treated her again last night and found more lice. What can we do?

Depends on treatment: It depends on what type of treatment you used and if you used it correctly. Here is a link with very detailed instructions to help you get rid of those pesky bugs. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html Hopefully this helps! And don't panic, although they are gross, lice do not carry any diseases. ...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 to do if I'm a 16 year old boy with head lice, help please?

What to do if I'm a 16 year old boy with head lice, help please?

Tell your parents.: Treatment 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 ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of lice prevent it from coming back. My 12 year old daughter has it again for the 2 nd time in 6 months. Help!

Lice trouble: Lice infestation is trouble some and chances of recurrence are high upon exposure. Problem is not the live lice but the nits. You have to get rid of both. Newly marketed couple of products promise to get rid of nits as well. See if you doctor can prescribe that. You can do repeated hair treatment with the shampoo. No substitute for hygiene.Yes Ovide is a good one. ...Read more

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How to check for head lice on a 9 year old boy?

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 more

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How can you most effectively remove head lice in a long haired 11 year old female?

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

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How can my 10 year old get rid of head lice?

How can my 10 year old get rid of head lice?

Head lice: You can use over the counter like nix (permethrin) or rid to get rid of head luce. You need a fine comb to help him remove the nets. ...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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What to do to get rid of lice on my 2 year old twins.?

What to do to get rid of lice on my 2 year old twins.?

Lice shampoo: Use an over the counter lice shampoo followed by meticulous combing to remove any nits. Combing will go better if you leave a small amount of conditioner in their hair. You may have to repeat this process in a week. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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