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Is lice curable?

Is lice curable?

Head Lice: 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. If you do not get information from your doctor or pharmacist, please open and read the following link: www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html. ...Read more

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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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Is toxoplasmosis curable?

Is toxoplasmosis curable?

Toxoplasmosis: There are medications, often a combination, that is given when someone has contracted the infection, and has symptoms. Some have such mild infections that treatment is not needed. ...Read more

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Is impetigo curable?

Is impetigo curable?

Yes: Impetigo is caused by a bacterial infection. Usually easily treated with proper medication and time. See your PCP to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Is dandruff contagious?

Is dandruff contagious?

No: Dandruff is caused by flaking of (usually dry) scalp. It is not a contagious condition. ...Read more

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Scabies is curable or not ?

Scabies is curable or not ?

Yes, absolutely: Scabies is a mite infestation on the skin. It is normally not difficult to cure. It is usually treated with a topical cream and some measures taken to decontaminate the home and bedding. The diagnosis of scabies is made by a skin scraping test. Also, just because a doctor says you have scabies doesn't mean it is correct. A skin scraping test is the only definitive test to confirm scabies. ...Read more

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Is plague curable?

Is plague curable?

Usually: There are three primary forms of plague, caused by Yersinia pestis which is transmitted via fleas: bubonic plague, septicemic plague and pneumonic plague. Bubonic plague accounts for about 80-90 percent of cases, with septicemic accounting for 10-20 percent. Pneumonic plague is rare. Overall, estimated mortality for untreated plague is 60-100 percent; less than 15 percent if treated. ...Read more

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Is carbuncle curable?

Is carbuncle curable?

You bet: Warm compresses several times a day. Talk with your doc about incision and drainage, maybe antibiotics too. ...Read more

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Is HIV be cured permanently on early stage?

Is HIV be cured permanently on early stage?

Not: permanently cured. But if HIV positive there are many healthy lifestyle choices that can be be made in addition to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to promote continued good health. ...Read more

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Is pediculosis contagious?

Is pediculosis contagious?

YES!: Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas. ...Read more

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Is mucormycosis curable?

Is mucormycosis curable?

Mucormycosis: In most cases, the prognosis of mucormycosis is poor and has varied mortality rates depending on its form and severity. Iv anti-fungal medicines, such as amphotericn b, and aggressive surgery should be done immediately to remove all dead and infected tissue. Surgery may involve removal of the palate, parts of the nose, or parts of the eye. The less extensive, the more chance of survival. ...Read more

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Vitiligo is curable?

Vitiligo is curable?

No: Some studies showed that uvb-nb phototherapy may restore the pigments but we don't know how long this restoration will last . Even more important, it is the cause for the vitiligo which determines whether it will get worse. Note that vitiligo may well be a manifestation of an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is seborrheic dermatitis curable by Ayurveda ?

Is seborrheic dermatitis curable by Ayurveda ?

No: You can only manage it, and anyone telling you otherwise is deceiving themselves and/or you. It's prone to exacerbations and remissions. If you prefer "natural", a variety of remedies from coal tar to sulfur often work quite nicely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is gonorrhoea curable?

Is gonorrhoea curable?

Yes: Gonorrhoea is treatable with antibiotics. There has been rise in certain strains which are resistant to antibiotics which can sometimes makes treatment bit difficult. http://patient.info/doctor/gonorrhoea-pro ...Read more

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Is encephalitis curable?

Is encephalitis curable?

Possibly: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain usually due to infection. Curing encephalitis depends on the cause and how severe it is. People frequently recover from viral encephalitis but if the infection is severe it can leave permanent brain damage. See this web page for a list of some causes and treatments of encephalitis: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002388/. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

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