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What is the definition or description of: Lindane allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lindane allergy?

Lindane allergy: Lindane is an anti-parasitic medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-9854-63/lindane-topical/lindane-lotion-topical/details ...Read more

Lindane Allergy (Definition)

Lindane is an anti-parasitic medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects ...Read more


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What is progress characteristic after lindane?

What is progress characteristic after lindane?

Lindane: Lindane is used to treat lice and scabies, but it may cause serious side effects. Safer medications are available to treat these conditions. You should only use lindane if there is some reason you cannot use the other medications or if you have tried the other medications and they have not worked. ...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 is the typical dosage of lindane lotion?

What is the typical dosage of lindane lotion?

1 oz for scalp: One oz is enough, covering the whole scalp. ...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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What is the typical dosage of lindane shampoo?

What is the typical dosage of lindane shampoo?

1 oz: Usually one oz of 1% Lindane Shampoo is enough to cover the whole scalp. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kwell (lindane) overdose?

EMERGENCY ROOM: Kwells (lindane) (hyoscine hydrobromide) for prevention and control of travel sickness. Tablets melt in the mouth, absorption is very rapid.

Contraindications: domperidone or metoclopramide, glaucoma, down’s syndrome, seizures, blockage of intestines, narrowing of the stomach outlet, ulcerative colitis, myasthenia gravis, fever, enlarged prostate. ...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 are some adverse reactions of lindane?

Lindane: Typical is skin redness, rash or itching. Severe reactions are uncommon but can be: itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Dizziness or drowsiness. Itching, burning, or dry skin. Seizures. ...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 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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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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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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Are there neurological effects from using lindane?

Neurotoxin: Yes, it's a neurotoxin. When use in human for lice and scabies, the side effect might happen in children. The amount of use usually would not affect adults. ...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 there a safer alternative to lindane?  

Yes but: There are several alternatives to using lindane, per the fda, to treat scabies and lice such as crotamiton cream & lotion, peremethrin cream & rinse, used for head and pubic lice, and Malathion lotion. These medications are recommended before patients are prescribed lindane. Is there a safer alternative to lindane? All scabicides are pesticides and must be used with caution. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications of lindane?

What are some contraindications of lindane?

Children: Because of neurotoxin, avoid it from children unless there is no alternative. ...Read more

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Why can person with down's syndrome not take kwell (lindane) travel sickness tablets?

Kwells (lindane) active ingred: Int is scopolamine, commonly prescribed in the united kingdom for motion sickness. For adults, a 300 µg tablet is swallowed. For children ages 4 to 10, a 150 mg tablet is sucked, chewed, or swallowed. Drugs. Com states that people affected with Down syndrome may have an abnormal increase in pupillary dilation and acceleration of heart rate. Tthere a long list of other medical conditions in which this medication should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how lindane poison and multiple sclerosis differ?

Can you please tell me how lindane poison and multiple sclerosis differ?

SEE BELOW: Lindane, used for lice and scabies has risks, and these include numbness, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, even seizures and diffuse tremors. The problems are relatively subacute and progressive. Ms is an autoimmune disorder most commonly presenting with fluctuating symptoms, and absence of skin rashes, drowsiness, and a toxic appearance. ...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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What was the problem with kwell (lindane) that worried people about getting too much of it?

What was the problem with kwell (lindane) that worried people about getting too much of it?

Neuro toxicity: Kwell (lindane) has a chemical in it that actually penetrates the scalp and works its way into the brain. A little bit is probably not harmful, but if the concentration is too high, especially cumulatively, it can be a neurotoxin. ...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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I had scabies. I used permethrin and lindane. But now I feel they crawing in my body. Is it normal?

I had scabies. I used permethrin and lindane. But now I feel they crawing in my body. Is it normal?

It's OK: Unfortunately, this is a very common psycho-logic reaction to your diagnosis. Many times when I have had a patient with severe scabies, I will itch for the next day or 2. It's only common nature to get a little "skeeved" out by knowing you had these little parasites in your skin. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! Will he be ok?

My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! Will he be ok?

Scopolamine for: Children? That's scary. Called "the devil's breath" in colombia, from the borrachero tree, "borracho" means "drunk" in spanish", with potential side effects of hallucinations, dizziness, rapid pulse, ; more, scopolamine is not a medication whose safety ; efficacy have been proven in children. Have him look at the horizon, roll down the window a bit ; don't let him "read" or play video games. ...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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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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Have had severe me/cfs 18 yrs affecting all my body. Was exposed to ddt/ lindane for 8 yrs as child. Have had glandular fever, will I get well?

Have had severe me/cfs 18 yrs affecting all my body. Was exposed to ddt/ lindane for 8 yrs as child. Have had glandular fever, will I get well?

Lindane: This is a difficult problem. You need to see a good health care profession that you relate well too to help you solve your issues. ...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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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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Everytime I fly long distance flights like us to india (18 hrs) I fall sick, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nothing works kwells (lindane) nor stemetil help me.?

Everytime I fly long distance flights like us to india (18 hrs) I fall sick, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nothing works kwells (lindane) nor stemetil help me.?

AIRLINE TRAVEL SICK: You seem to suffer from motion sickness especially when flying long distance. You can take following steps
1 chose a seat near the front of the aircraft
2pay attention to what you eat or drink 24 hours prier. Avoid greasy, fatty, salty and spices meals
3 adjust the small fan to direct air on your face
4wear motion sickness bands with a knob
5take a ginger tab 250 mgm, works in some
6 do not read
7more-. ...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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I have ear mites that I got rid of from my right ear and then they migrated to left ear and genitals and rear end. What is kwell (lindane)? What is treatment?

Kwell (lindane): Lindane is a pharmaceutical treatment for lice and scabies. This medication should be prescribed by a health care provider and it needs to be used correctly to avoid any adverse or serious side effects. Get an exam and treatment with proper medication, instructions will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Lindane (Definition)

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