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Nits Vinegar Treatment
It helps many: Cure is a major claim for a condition like seborrhea, which tends to be chronic, but many people report apple cider vinegar to be very helpful. Nothing helps everyone, but earthclinic.Com has a discussion about different home remedies & the seborrhea section has 45 "yeas" and 6 "nays" for apple cider vinegar, a pretty good ratio. See www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/seborrheic_dermatitis.Html#acv_76022. ...Read more
Age spots: Apple cider vinegar will not help. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified doctor for better options. ...Read more
Doubt it.: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; 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
Usually good: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water) treat your shoes with lysol spray dry thoroughly between your toes. Be persistent, this is the KEY! If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more
Probably not: Molluscum contagiosum is not something simple to treat, and especially not using apple cider vinegar. From the medications you are taking now, it may appear to be a nontoxic alternative, but speak to your PCP or dermatologists about more effective treatment choices that don't interfere with your medical conditions or medications. ...Read more
None of the above: OTC pediculicides do not kill eggs & must be repeated in 9 days. You may need 2 bottles each time for long hair. You must use the same product each time on hair that has not been shampooed & will not be shampooed for at least 2 days. Again, you & your mom need to read www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html. And again, see your doctor tomorrow for prescription medications. Go to bed now. ...Read more
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is also a valuable help for dandruff. If you suffer from dandruff, apply some diluted (2:1) apple cider vinegar to your scalp, wrap your head in a towel and relax for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off. If you suffer from dry flaking scalp, keep the spray bottle of diluted apple cider vinegar in your bathroom to rinse or splash your hair after shampooing. Yes the vinegar works. ...Read more
No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more
What's the most effective an FAST way to cure ringworm? Apple cider vinegar? Tea tree oil? Garlic?
Real antifungal: Tolaftate is available without a prescription. Terbinafine topical is also good. I'd prefer to see you use a topical agent rather than taking medication systemically whenever possible. These should be effective but it may take a few weeks. Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and garlic are promoted on "natural healing" sites for everything -- trying them would be your business. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Any acid treatment to the hair will strip off the color. Look for a very specific dandruff treatment shampoo that is made for colored hair. It will be expensive, but if you have gone to the time and expense to color your hair, you must pay for the products that will maintain your color. This is along the same lines of not swimming in a chlorinated pool with colored hair... ...Read more
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
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