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Lice Shampoo Medication
Yes & no: Used appropriately these are not a problem. However, most available products are basically bug spray in liquid form or various alcohol preparations. They work by poisoning the lice. Leaving the med on too long, applying too often, inhaling the fumes etc increase the toxicity to the patient. Please follow directions & confer with your pcp if questions arise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice treatment : Follow instructions or it can be unsafe. ...Read more
Deliberate or: accidental? Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. I would encourage going to ER. ...Read more
If you mean...: ...Head lice, the only medicated shampoo for that is kwell, but it is banned in at least one state (california). Nix (permethrin) cream rinse is reasonably effective. Elimite cream works better, although it is "off-label". Ovide lotion works well, but it stinks, and is flammable, so be careful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which: Which side effects? Which shampoo? Ask question again. No individual patient details please. General info only. ...Read more
Don't know: I'd recommend calling your local poison control center. ...Read more
Lice deterent: I have seen shampoos in Health Food and vitamin/supplement stores that contain Tea Tree Oil that are labeled for this purpose. I have also seen products with Neem oil which may be effective (but would likely repel people too!). ...Read more
Not enough info: Would need to know the specific products to advise of possible untoward effects. ...Read more
I got this itchiness on head for week olredi. And i had few lice taken out. Could shampoos cause that? What to do? Im working.
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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?
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