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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
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
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
I can't afford Oct lice treatment but I have food assistance. Food items do you recommend for me and my 2yr old.
One lice ; nits are:
Gone - it lasts - unless you get re-infected. Reatment 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. ...Read more
Lice Treatment: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; 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
LiceMD: Non toxic, works well, can repeat as needed, easy to come through; key is to do come through for nits daily for a week and then repeat one week later x 1. ...Read more
There are various treatments for head lice, mostly with different types of insecticides. It is always important to follow the instructions of the medicine you were prescribed in order to optimize your results and to avoid potential side effects.
Some compounds are derived from chrysanthemums, namely permethrin. If you are allergic to the flowers, have asthma or a pregnant discuss this with md. ...Read more
I have bugs in my hair but I haven't had them since I took a lice treatment and their not lice because their bigger... what could they be?
Not sure: But if can capture one of them in a plastic zip-loc bag get thee to an entomologist and he will be able to identify it fairly quickly. Once you know that treatment should be straight forward. ...Read more
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
Shampoo: The treatment for lice is usually a very strong shampoo that you then rinse out and comb out the nits/lice. I am not clear from your question what you used. Many people use olive oil and a shower cap over night rather than the rid shampoo because rid is so strong. Basically, shampoo your hair and do not reapply the rid or whichever brand you used for at least a week. ...Read more
I am using a natural lice treatment called lice blaster on my 5 yr old is this ok to leave on overnight?
Do pronto and r&c ring a bell?
The goal of tretament of head lice is to eliminate lice and eggs. Treatment should be repeated in 7-10 days (the time needed for the eggs to hatch) because nits are less effectively killed than adults. Aavailable otc medications include nix, (permethrin) rid, a2000.
For prescription medications, consult your doctor. ...Read more
The differences between prescription and OTC lice treatments are the active ingredients, treatment protocols (some require more than one application), and side-effect and safety profiles.
1. Permethrin (NIX)
2. Pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (Rid)
1. Benzyl alcohol 5% (Ulesfia)
2. Malathion lotion (Ovide) ...Read more
See link: This is a really good link: http://www. Askdrsears. Com/topics/childhood-illnesses/lice. Also see your doctor. If the nits are more than 1/4 inch away from the scalp they are probably dead and just need to be combed out. ...Read more
I don't have money for the expensive Oct lice treatment, but I do get food assistance. What can I do to get rid of it on me and my 2 yr old?
Wet combing: May be the most effective method besides pesticides. This involves using a substance such as crime rinse and a fine toothed comb. Combing is done until there are no more live and should be repeated every 3-4 days for several weeks and continuing for 2 weeks after the last appearance of an adult louse. All the best. ...Read more
Doubt it will work: Active lice lay their eggs at the scalp line. You will see some further out because the hair grows out with the incubating egg attached. You are bound to miss some. Soaking your hair in a pickling vinegar to loosen the attachment and combing the eggs out with a fine nit comb works well ...Read more
I'm having a weird feeling with my head. Everything feels like it's moving and I'm getting a popping sensation everytime I touch my head. My mother already did the lice treatment on me, but nothing came out, nits or anything. What can this be and how do I
Sensory issues?: I did not hear you mention "itching" as a problem here, lice always cause itching. "Weird" and "popping" are complaints I have never heard in 20 years of medical practice. I would have an exam by a physician to investigate cause here. Have you had a contact with lice? Is anxiety an issue of yours? Do you have a dry scalp or dandruff? What are you most worried about? ...Read more
Can lice shampoo if left on to long cause perminate hair thinning and hair loss? On a 26 year old and a 3 year old little girl? My whole head of hair is damaged after using lice treatment and straightening my hair the next day.
THINK: Hair straightening is notorious for damaging hair. The hair becomes brittle and breaks off. It will still grow back. If you must use a "relaxer" be very careful. ...Read more
Can rid lice treatment cause perminate hair thinning/ hair loss? My three year old and I have experianced difuse hair loss shortly after using Rid. I left my treatment on longer then 10 minutes and my head was tingly for 3 weeks.
Do OTC treatments still work to kill head lice, or is there resistance and you must use prescription medication? What medicine do you use?
Yes OTC RID: Works when instructions are followed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lice remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture ; your vehicles. ...Read more
Vinegar: 'sea lice' are stings from microscopic jelly fish babies. They can be both painful and itchy. Remove your swimsuit, shower. Afterwards rinse affected areas with dilluted vinegar (about 1 bottle per gallon of water) to deactivate the venom. If still itchy you can use topical anti-itch creams and oral antihistamines. It takes several weeks for this to heal. See your doctor if severe. ...Read more
Thorough de-lousing!: With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Wash all bedding and clothing with hot water & detergent to kill lice/eggs. Comb hair with nit comb twice daily for two weeks to prevent recurrence. Check: center for disease control's website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html. ...Read more