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Nits Vinegar Treatment
Lice: There are many " natural" treatments for lice, including olive oil and a tight shower cap. I am not aware of the coconut oil and vinegar remedy but it does not sound dangerous as long as the vinegar does not get in your eyes. Lice is very contagious however, so do not wait to long if this remedy does not work, buy rid. ...Read more
I saw a treatment that by applying apple vinegar it could help my skin so I did it but I burned my skin and it feels normal but its still red help.
Acetic Acid reaction:
Vinegar contains about 5% acetic acid which can cause irritation and even skin burns depending on how concentrated the solution is. You may be having a mild chemical burn or a reaction to another component of the vinegar.
If the skin is not peeling and there is no pain, itching or swelling will likely resolve on its own. If it persists or gets worse I'd recommend calling your doctor ...Read more
I have a yeat infection which I used the mobistar 3 day treatment and have lingering symptom will raw apple cider vinegar work?
Yeast: Perhaps the diagnosis was incorrect, you had more than one infection at the same time, the medication you used was ineffective, or some other factor. Apple cider vinegar is not likely to solve this problem. Go see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes, seems to work: 19 year old male asks, Is organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux a good natural treatment? Many would say yes cos it contains acetic acid, a weaker acid than Hydrochloric acid HCL normally produced by stomach. It tends to buffer or make the stomach less acidic (antacid) but still strong enough for digestion. Said to be best as 2 or 3 teaspoon-fulls in 8 oz of water before meals. ...Read more
I have an apple cider vinegar burn on the groin area, I just need to know what the treatment for that is?
Aloe, calendula: A burn like this should heal fairly quickly even without treatment, as long as it does not get infected. I advise applying aloe vera gel and/or calendula lotion or oil 2-3 times a day to help speed the healing process. Taking a good multivitamin and Vitamin C 1000 mg 3-4 times a day should also speed the healing a bit. ...Read more
I am using Apple cider vinegar and onions juice 20 minutes on face every day This is best for pigmentation treatment?
Skin pigmentation: Facial skin pigmentation may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that may cause this. Sun avoidance & protection is critical to any treatment regimen. Unfortunately, treatment with apple cider vinegar and onions has not been shown to be effective. An examination & evaluation by a medical provider would be helpful in accurate diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
How can I stop bleeding that's caused by irritation due to an apple cider vinegar BV treatment? I need it to stop very soon, kind of today.
Stop use of irritant: If you know the bleeding is from an irritant- stop the irritant. Never use it again. Flush the irritated area with plenty of tap water, colder is better (to help constrict the small bleeding vessels and produce clots.). ...Read more
Yes: Olive oil or any oil will basically chock the lice. But you still need to remove the nets with soft comb. ...Read more
Hi doc, wondering if apple cider vinegar & pomegranate concsntrate juice really good/ suitable for gout treatment? Don't want to rely on pills only
Tue. I had sex, wed. I took my bcp 3 hours late, yesterday I used apple cider vinegar as a BV treatment and today I woke up bleeding. What's going on?
Many possibilities: But the most likely are simply breakthrough bleeding or irritation/trauma from your vinegar treatment. I would not normally expect a 3-hour delay with your pill would matter, but it's possible. The vinegar is not a good idea. Using douches is not a good idea. They tend to disrupt your natural defenses and create more problems than they solve. There are specific BV treatments. Get checked. ...Read more
Would adding a couple of drops of vinegar to ketoconazole cream be helpful in treatment of yeast infection on penis? Is vinegar harmful to skin
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
Nix (permethrin) or Rid: I'd start with a basic otc product like nix (permethrin) cream rinse or rid. Used as directed, they are generally effective when used in conjunction with daily combing with a nit comb. You don't need to fumigate your home, but I would clean brush/comb with boiling water, wash and dry bedding/ clothing (hot dryer). Items that can't be launder and dried on hot should go into a bag for 2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
Lice: Tx 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 7 to 10 days a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more
Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more
Medication: There are medications available including otc that appear safe and are effective. Some old home r5emedies do not work and can be dangerous. ...Read more
Tx: D/w her pediatrician. Tx 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 through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a lice nit comb 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
After treatment of head lice with Hedrin I am still finding between 10 and 20 seemingly new hatched lice 24 hours after. They appear dead. Normal?
According to the hedrin website- one of the active ingredients paralyzes the lice and so they likely look dead- The maker also recommends that the procedure be repeated in 7 days for eggs that hatched since the first application and also say that if it looks like there is a re-infection that you can use the treatment again
Try to find the source of the infection and good luck! ...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
Until clear: It is tedious but every last nit must be combed out to ensure cure (hours of combing). ...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 overnight 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
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