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Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

It's toxic to some.: People who have no reason to use it-better not use it. It is for scabies and lice. Lindane should not be used on premature infants and individuals with known uncontrolled seizure disorders. It should be used with caution in infants, children, persons with low body weight, the elderly, and individuals with dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

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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Permethrin kwell (lindane) lotion how many time apply in 1 day?

Once: Here are step by step instructions: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/permethrin-lotion.html ...Read more

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Itchy hair even after using shampoo? Lice? Ringworm?

Itchy hair even after using shampoo?
Lice? Ringworm?

Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

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I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!

I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!

What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea. ...Read more

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Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cream. If steroid meds are needed, an oral one will go best. Mainstay for hives is antihistamines like benedryl or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

You Can: Head and shoulders typically has selenium sulfide in it which has a different mechanism of action that Nizoral (ketoconazole-an antifungal). These topicals are typically used to treat seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff. Because each works differently, you may get more of an affect using both. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Yes: Leave on for 10- 15 mins before getting into shower, use daily and rotate shampoos, using a tar based/nizeral/headnshoulders if not helpful see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo removes DHT from head?

Does using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo removes DHT from head?

DHT: Dihydrotestoterone, is a hormone, excess levels of which have been implicated in male hair loss and prostate problems. Ketoconazole may produce a decrease in testosterone making it useful for treating prostate cancer and there are studies suggesting efficacy in regrowing hair. ...Read more

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Is ketoconazole clobetasol propionate can dry pimples?

Is ketoconazole clobetasol propionate can dry pimples?

Antifungal: Ketoconazole is an anti fungal cream (used to treat things like athlete's foot and ringworm.) It will not be effective in the treatment of acne, which is a bacterial process. ...Read more

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Do i need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

Do i need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

No: Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo is useful, but you can use it every other day, leave it on for at least 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Many options: Sooner or later your scalp will get used to the tar shampoo - or you will get tired of smelling like you got dipped in creosote - so get several therapeutic shampoos and rotate them. Other good active ingredients are zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more

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Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

It's toxic to some.: People who have no reason to use it-better not use it. It is for scabies and lice. Lindane should not be used on premature infants and individuals with known uncontrolled seizure disorders. It should be used with caution in infants, children, persons with low body weight, the elderly, and individuals with dermatitis. ...Read more

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How many times should I use the lindane lotion or shampoo?

Lindane: The fda recommends only a single treatment with lindane. This is because of the risk of serious side effects and even death when lindane is applied too early the second time. It is not known how soon after applying lindane that it is safe to apply a second dose. ...Read more

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What is lindane lotion usually used for?

Scabies, lice: Lindane is now a second line treatment for scabies caused by a mite or lice. First line is Elimite (permethrin) which is safer and very effective. ...Read more

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Should I use lindane lotion myself?

You can or ask some: You can use yourself or you prefer have some one else put it on you. ...Read more

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What should I do if I overdose on lindane lotion?

What should I do if I overdose on lindane lotion?

Lindane overdose: If you're really concerned about an overdose, you should your doctor. Lindane is toxic to nerve cells so that should be addressed. If you did one more dose that you should have, i wouldn't be too concerned about it. ...Read more

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Permethrin kwell (lindane) lotion how many time apply in 1 day?

Once: Here are step by step instructions: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/permethrin-lotion.html ...Read more

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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more

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My gp diagnosed me with scabies and prescribed lindane lotion i followed the directions for use of lindane lotion but it is 3 weeks later and I am still itching in places. How long will this go on?

My gp diagnosed me with scabies and prescribed lindane lotion i followed the directions for use of lindane lotion but it is 3 weeks later and I am still itching in places. How long will this go on?

Perhaps : Perhaps you should consider treatment with Permethrin cream. That is the standard cream used by most dermatologists. Do you have lesions similar to what you see on the link below? If so, you might still have scabies. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had scabies. I used many times permethrin cream and lindane lotion. Now i don't feel ithing just i feel they crawing in my body.Is it normal?

I had scabies. I used  many times permethrin cream and lindane lotion. Now i don't feel ithing just i feel they crawing in my body.Is it normal?

Scabies and Skin: Many doctors say that, "as anxiety increases, your specific anxiety symptom increases---your skin sensations become more severe". It's a vicious cycle: when you're afraid of the skin crawling sensation occurring, your mind obsesses, and you end up feeling the skin crawling sensation again. It may be a symptom of your anxiety of having scabies. ...Read more

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I was thinking of using Lindane for pubic lice its not recommed for people with epilepsy like myself.its it affective.permethrin and lotion failed.

I was thinking of using Lindane for pubic lice its not recommed for people with epilepsy like myself.its it affective.permethrin and lotion failed.

Lindane probably OK: Permethrin is extremely effective and reliable. Are you sure it failed? Are you still seeing live (moving) lice, not just nits (eggs) attached to pubic hair? Also, itching can take up to 2-3 weeks to clear up, even when treatment is successful. But if you need lindane, it should be safe if not grossly overused or ingested. But check with the doctor treating your epilepsy if in doubt. ...Read more

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What is lindane shampoo usually used for?

Scabies, lice: Lindane shampoo has been used for both head lice and scabies which is an intensely itchy infection involving the wrists ankles, waist, breasts and genitals. Rid , Ovide are first line for lice. For scabies lindane would be used for resistant cases .However it is rarely used in small children due to potential neurotoxicity. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use kwell (lindane) shampoo?

Yes: If it wasn't safe, they wouldn't be able to sell it. However, there are some precautions, and it shouldn't be used repeatedly or in infants, children or the elderly. In general permethrine is preferred. ...Read more

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What do I have to do with headlice when it's not removed using kwell (lindane) shampoo?

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What do I have to do with headlice when it's not removed using kwell (lindane) shampoo?

See doctor: Are there actual live lice present, or just nits? Lindane will kill nits, but can't remove them (they are cemented to your hair, and will just grow out as your hair grows). If there are live lice present, you can consider changing to a Permethrin based lice shampoo, but definitely work on decontaminating your house; wash/dry clothes in hot water and high dry cycle, vacuum, etc. ...Read more

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How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) (permethrim) shampoo for lice?

How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) (permethrim) shampoo for lice?

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

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How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) shampoo for head lice?

How many times do I need to apply kwell (lindane) shampoo for head lice?

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

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I used Kwell (lindane) Sampoo (Permethrin) last month and repeat again today because there are still lice and nits. When will I again apply the shampoo?

I used Kwell (lindane) Sampoo (Permethrin) last month and repeat again today because there are still lice and nits. When will I again apply the shampoo?

Comb: Have you combed the hair, washed all items touching your hair and others living with you in high temp? You want to comb all the nits out when you have the shampoo, then repeat the treatment in 7 days. ...Read more

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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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Kwell (Definition)

Kwell is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more