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Need doctor advice. Where do scabies parasite come from?

Need doctor advice. Where do scabies parasite come from?

Scabies: Human are the main source of infestation and transmission through prolonged, close personal contact. Large number of mites in exfoliating skin can cause rapid spread with less contact time. Interesting: only adult female mites cause burrowing and creates serpiginous rash which is intensely itchy, red, and bumpy. Other uncommon source: dogs and some other animals. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more


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Does pediculosis(head lice) cause encephalitis? Please, need some answers?

Does pediculosis(head lice) cause encephalitis? Please, need some answers?

No: To this point the head lice do not transmit any disease. The scratching involved may allow infection by skin germs. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.

Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.

Yes, in the USA: In the United States, these medications are available only by prescription. Pyrantel pamoate is a medication which is available over the counter for treatment of pinworms. ...Read more

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Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Not for sure: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. ...Read more

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Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?

Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?

Yes but same effects: causative organisms different , follow your doctor advise and medication. Most of the time cause is poor hygiene , not cleaning the ares ,phimosis ( unable to retract fore skin to keep clean ) some times on set of diabetes present as balanitis . Some times circumcision may be needed ...Read more

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Do pinworms always require treatment?

Do pinworms always require treatment?

Maybe,maybe not: The pinworms are rather benign things that live off debris in your large intestines.People can shed them in their poo as they do the germs therein and they will not return unless you ingest more eggs.The problem comes when the female lays eggs around the anus in a sticky glue that most become allergic to.The itchy irritation it causes is uncomfortable and treatment stops it from recurring. ...Read more

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Need a cure for ringworm. What do you recommend?

Need a cure for ringworm. What do you recommend?

Ringworm: Topical treatments (creams) are most commonly used for ringworm, or tinea. Brand name prescription antifungals work best--naftin, loprox, (ciclopirox) etc. And usually kill fungus within 2 weeks. Widespread infection occasionally requires oral meds. ...Read more

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Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

Almost never: However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist. Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts. ...Read more

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Do pet bites need medical attention?

Do pet bites need medical attention?

Yes: If skin is breached , infection---pets cary certain bacteria in their mouth. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will nystatin cream be used to treat ringworm?

Need doctor's help! will nystatin cream be used to treat ringworm?

See below: Should work. However there are cheaper and non toxic preparations available. ...Read more

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I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Use Cortisone: Seborrheic dermatitis is hard to treat and requires an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be successful. Many GP's are experienced to diagnose it but if there is a doubt, referral to a dermatologist can be helpful. It would help determine the type and strength of steroid preparation which would work in your case. ...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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What can be done for a head lice infestation?

What can be done for a head lice infestation?

Wet Combing: In addition to dr. Levey's answer, there is strong evidence for using a fine-toothed comb in wet hair to remove lice, especially if shaving is not a good option, eg in many school-aged girls. If you choose to use insecticides, check with your doctor as local resistance patterns often dictate which product is best to use. ...Read more

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