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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Rid Lice Treatment (Overview)

RID is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


Dr. Katherine Mcgraw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Will rid lice treatment treat scabies?

Will rid lice treatment treat scabies?

Lice: Unlikely to treat scabies - if you think you may have scabies please go see your primary provider. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Rid Lice Treatment (Overview)

RID is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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How to know what is another good way to get rid of lice other thank lice treatment?

How to know what is another good way to get rid of lice other thank lice treatment?

Home remedies.: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. ...Read more

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Treating Pubic LIce (Checklist)

Boil underwear to prevent against re-infestation
Once
Make sure your partner get same treatment as you to avoid reinfection
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Trim pubic hair to reduce the chance of reinfection
Once
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
22 years in practice
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What is the best lice treatment at the store, with best cure rate?

What is the best lice treatment at the store, with best cure rate?

LiceMD: Non toxic, works well, can repeat as needed, easy to come through; key is to do come through for nits daily for a week and then repeat one week later x 1. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does lice treatment last?

Help please? How long does lice treatment last?

One lice ; nits are: Gone - it lasts - unless you get re-infected. Reatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix 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. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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What is the best lice treatment at the drugstore?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream rinse or lotion (elimite, nix, acticin). May repeat in 7-10 days. Resistant cases requires lindane or malathione prescribed by primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Please tell me, could i get a lice treatment somewhere?

Lice Treatment: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix 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

Dr. Natalie Geary
Board Certified, Pediatrics
24 years in practice
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Could you tell me what happens when you leave head lice treatment in your head overnight?

Could you tell me what happens when you leave head lice treatment in your head overnight?

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 over night 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

Dr. Edith Allen
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17 years in practice
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Can i keep nix lice treatment on overnight?

Can i keep nix lice treatment on overnight?

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

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more


Lice (Definition)

Lice are small insects which may live on a person's scalp, lay eggs on his hair, and ...Read more


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