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Lice Shampoo Medication
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
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 more
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
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
Several used: The essential oils that tend to be in the majority of these types of lice treatment and/or prevention are: tea tree, rosemary, thyme, lavender, geranium, clove, and peppermint. ...Read more
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? I'm 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
When I scratch my scalp oily dadrunff comes off with some black specks that are freaking me out! Used lice shampoo over 3 times but itching won't stop?
Freckles? Blackheads: I do not think that the problem is lice. It may be blackheads, which is pigments in the sweat glands from another bacteria or detritus or a reaction to the oils in your hair. Use just a simple cleansing shampoo to start, and see a dermatologist for diagnosis. Or use HealthTap Prime &upload pictures. Good luck, & thanks for asking Health Tap! ...Read more
Not really: If you want to kill lice, then you will need a shampoo that has a chemical insecticide in it. It is possible to eradicate lice without using one, but it would require great dedication to check the whole scalp daily for live insects, and comb the hair strand by strand to remove the tiny white eggs (nits). The over-the-counter medicated shampoos are very safe, and I think they are a wiser choice. ...Read more
Once: Depends on Permethrin gel concentration 2%, 5%, usually once, and may repeat once again after one week interval. Avoid oral and eye contact. Follow instructions from your doctor and the manufactury. Recommendations for children. Treat other family members who are in contact with the sick patient. ...Read more
Watchful wait: Unfortunately this can be a common side effect of these types of medications, or just a side effect of having the actual lice infestation and inflammation that goes along with it. Most of the time we just watch and wait to see if new hair growth will occur (which is usually the case). Over the next several weeks you should see some fresh new growth. ...Read more
Sir my sister is suffering from lice in her hair and she has tried everything on her hair including anti lice shampoos, oils, remedies, vinegar, combs?
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Yes: Rid, and other over the counter shampoos for lice work in most cases. Eggs are harder to get rid of. Wide tooth comb with vinegar on cotton ball will help remove eggs. ...Read more
Yes: There are many unproven methods you can try; mayonnaise, eucerin cream with a hair drier, tea tree oil, and many more you can find on the internet. The only fool proof method I know that doesn't involve medicines is to shave the head. Lice require a hair length of at least half and inch to lay their eggs (nits) and reproduce. ...Read more
Once or twice: One treatment on the first day and sometimes a repeat treatment one week later is usually all that is necessary. ...Read more