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Medicine For Pediculosis
Reproduction: A louse achieves maturity in about 10 days and can begin laying eggs, which in tern hatch & begin the cycle over. They lay their eggs at the hairline, so the distance of the nits or egg casings from the scalp give you an idea how long they have been active. Hair grows about 1/2 inch/mo so a nit an inch from the scalp tells you there has been time for several generations to emerge. ...Read more
YES!: Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When we should repeat the treatment to kill all parasites...In scabies or pediculosis ? Is that selective of obligatory to repeat ?
Scabies/ Lice: Both r notorious, need complete eradication from body, clothes, sofa, beds, siblings, friends..., i mean must leave your house and contacts. Scabies med. From head/neck to toe, repeat after 7 days; follow instruction clearly. Pediculosis can be in head, armpit, pubic and any hairy areas. Sometime resistant. Go online/google, look for restistnt peduculosis eradication tips. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What is a good way to cure head lice without the medicine from the store that has chemicals in it?
I want to know what's the quickest way to get rid of lice. Any type of medicine or any type of technique?
OTC shampoo: There are several otc shampoos available at most pharmacies. Make sure you purchase one that kills the eggs too. Follow the directions closely, make sure all close family members, bedmates, etc. Are also treated at the same time. All bed clothing, towels, etc. Have to be washed thoroughly before being used after your treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ive tried every possible lice medicine and visited doctors yet no kind of medication is helping, and the eggs are more common than lice, what to do?
Several things: If you rinse your hair daily with copious amounts of a stiff vinegar,( pickling vinegar does well), this can loosen the eggs attachment to hair. Combing the eggs out with a nit comb will then have more success.If you do that for a week & then try the OTC product it may work better.If not there are some prescription meds for the resistant lice. ...Read more
Improper use of ER: Head lice are common in emergency medicine because the parent did not contact the child's primary physician. This is never a condition that should waste the time and resources of an emergency room. As head lice is a superficial situation, it does not cause anemia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hard to say...: ...without knowing what medicine are you using, how much and how often being applied, and seeing the scalp in person. First, I'd check the directions make sure it's being applied correctly--for example, most common treatments are to be left in only 10 minutes before being rinsed out! That said, dry scalp is a common side effect. Between treatments, a little Vaseline to the dry areas would help. ...Read more
Is dog flea and tick medicine, the kind that gets rid of fleas, ticks, lice and others ok for humans to use?
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular ; you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more