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What medications are safe to use on small toddlers that have lice?

What medications are safe to use on small toddlers that have lice?

Nix (permethrin): There are several pediculocides on the market and all are about the same. Avoid kwell (lindane) in children under 2 because of possible toxicity. ...Read more

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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How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

Just one retreatment: For head lice, treat every affected person on the same day. Remove all the bugs and nits from everybody's hair. Just using the medication (such as nix (permethrin)) is not enough . . . One must remove the bugs and nits. Each day, check everybody's hair for remaining nits to remove. After 7-10 days, treat with nix (permethrin) again, and do hair checks every day for one week after that. Then, do hair checks occasionally. ...Read more

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Ive tried every possible lice medicine and visited doctors yet no kind of medication is helping, and the eggs are more common than lice, what to do?

Ive tried every possible lice medicine and visited doctors yet no kind of medication is helping, and the eggs are more common than lice, what to do?

Several things: If you rinse your hair daily with copious amounts of a stiff vinegar,( pickling vinegar does well), this can loosen the eggs attachment to hair. Combing the eggs out with a nit comb will then have more success.If you do that for a week & then try the OTC product it may work better.If not there are some prescription meds for the resistant lice. ...Read more

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Are prescription medication better than over-the-counter medication for removing lice?

Head lice: Over the counter head lice medication is very effective for removing head lice. My mother used this medication to remove head lice from the grand children. ...Read more

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I have Little Black Bugs on my hair. I have tried for medication for lice and it did not work. Now I am trying Green Bug for fleas, bed bugs, mites an?

I have Little Black Bugs on my hair. I have tried for medication for lice and it did not work. Now I am trying Green Bug for fleas, bed bugs, mites an?

Little bugs.: This can be very frustration, and I certainly feel for your distress. Have you tried prescription medication and have you seen your physician? If you manage to find one or many of these insects, please capture them put them in a bag and deliver them to your physician. Identifying the organism can offer more targeted treatment options. I hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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If i put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

If i put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

Not appropriate: Lice medication is over the counter and has multiple names. See your drugstore. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis see your doctor and she will prescribe medication for you with detailed instructions regarding your clothing, sheets, towels, and laundry in general as well as your household. It is infectious and contagious. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read more

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What is a good alternative head lice treatment to use instead of the drug store shampoos?

What is a good alternative head lice treatment to use instead of the drug store shampoos?

Cetaphil cleanser: Use gentle cetaphil skin cleanser. Apply to hair and scalp. Wait 2 minutes, then comb out. Wash your hair 8 hours later. Repeat once a week for 3 weeks. You can hold the mayo! ...Read more

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How to remove lice?

Lice: Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on humans, usually in the pubic hair. They are passed on through close body contact, such as when having sex. Infestation with pubic lice can cause itching but not everyone affected has symptoms. Treatment involves using an insecticide lotion or cream to kill the lice. http://patient.info/health/pubic-and-body-lice-leaflet ...Read more

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How can I treat 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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Are public lice white?

Are public lice white?

PUBIC LICE: Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Skin may have small pink or reddish bump with a central dot. The skin surrounding older bites may be purple or blue. ...Read more

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Steps to reduce lice?/

Steps to reduce lice?/

Getting rid of lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used. There are over the counter products like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription medications like lindane or malathion. You work carefully through the hair and remove the individual nits. You can purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If >>. ...Read more

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How do I look for lice?

How do I look for lice?

lice: A person with head lice may have no symptoms. The most common symptom is itching. There may be a crawling or movement sensation on the scalp. A person may develop sores from scratching. Scratching can be significant enough to prevent good sleep. Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. >. ...Read more

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What color are public lice?

PUBIC LICE: Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Skin may have small pink or reddish bump with a central dot. The skin surrounding older bites may be purple or blue. ...Read more

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How do you remove lice? :(

Special comb and tx: Buy the lice treatment at your local store and follow the directions and wash all linens but the lice comb must be used to remove all the eggs. Consider other family members or contacts. ...Read more

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Lice what does it look like?

It looks gross.: Pediculus humanus capitis or the head louse is a parasite that is about 1/8th of an inch long. It has 6 legs with a long body and a head in the shape of a diamond. It flat. It has no wings (thus doesn’t fly). It’s color can change to match it’s surroundings. It’s mouth is like a stylet which pierces a human’s scalp to get a blood meal. ...Read more

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How could I have caught lice?

How could I have caught lice?

From another person!: As humans we are the host for 3 different kinds of lice: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. Lice are wingless, bloodsucking insects. They are difficult to see because they are about the size of a sesame seed and they adapt to take on the colour of their surroundings. They are thought to spread through close contact.Pubic lice are usually spread through sexual contact. ...Read more

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How to repel lice?. Thanks :)

Rid: Rid is an over the counter shampoo that will kill lice. It is available at most pharmacies and retail stores. Don't forget to wash all of your clothes and sheets, so you don't give it back to yourself. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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