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How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One: Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Scabies re-infestation or permethrin side affects, how to tell?

Scabies re-infestation or permethrin side affects, how to tell?

Scabicide & dry: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. All of the little bumps are remnants of where the mite lived in skin. Hypoallergenic soaps/lotions which are pH balanced will help the skin recover more quickly, and reduce the itching that can last up to two weeks after treatment. Evaluation with a skin scraping can determine treatment success. ...Read more

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Homeremedies or medicines used for food posioning?

Homeremedies or medicines used for food posioning?

Food poisoning ?: U need to see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more

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Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read more

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How long of lice shampoo use would kill the lice?

How long of lice shampoo use would kill the lice?

Remove eggs: for a proper lice removal.use a product which kills lice and its eggs(nits). even 3 days of proper use put shampoo and wait for 4 hrs .then rinse after that comb with a fine tooth comb to remove the dead nits if other family members have it they should all be treated at the some time you may repeat this weekly for 3 times use RC spray on the bedding and furniture to kill the remaining eggs ...Read more

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How effective is nix (permethrin)?

How effective is nix (permethrin)?

Not always: Some sarcoptes scabiei (mite causing scabies) became resistant to nix (permethrin) and requires lindane treatment. ...Read more

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Activated charcoal for food poisoning, what to do?

Activated charcoal for food poisoning, what to do?

It's not really: Known to be effective for "food poisoning". It's more so used for toxic ingestions like overdose ingestion of phenobarbital. It's only anecdotally used for classic "food poisoning". I would consider just avoiding it. ...Read more

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Best treatment for food poisoning?

Best treatment for food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning can come from toxins, viruses, and bacteria. Only the bacterial cause is likely to need medical treatment. For all of them it s important to keep well hydrated with clear liquids that have electrolytes, and to avoid other foods to rest the GI tract. For any condition that last more than a couple of days it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Permethrin cream uses for sea lice?

No!: Sea lice is not an infestation it is only a contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Hydrocotisone cream can be used for sea lice along with aveeno baths and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Permethrin is for head lice. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning contagious?

Is food poisoning contagious?

No: By definition a contagious illness is one where a type of infection you are experiencing or carrying is transmitted to another. Getting food poisoning requires that food was ingested and was the cause of the illness. Not something transmitted from one to another. ...Read more

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Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read more

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Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...Read more

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Can a permethrin 1% solution beeffective against scabies?

Scabies: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. ...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


Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

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