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Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


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How does an infestation of lice of school children start?

How does an infestation of lice of school children start?

Quietly: Lice are an only human paracite that takes only 10 days to go from hachling to maturity. They are tiny, often found in headgear, hoodies or scarfs & love to be shared (like headgear). Kids is close contact settings, with layers of clothing often pass the living lice. They gravitate to the scalp as a quiet place to feed.After a time whit egg casings appear tightly attached to hair. ...Read more

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How 2 treat hemorroids at home?

How  2 treat  hemorroids at  home?

Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligation. Surgery is the last, definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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How do you treat a home or school for lice?

Ask Pediatrician: Typical first-line treatment would be a pediculicide for at least 2 treatments (preferably day 0 and day 9). Some experts recommend 3 treatments (days 0, 7, and 13 to 15). Permethrin 1% and pyrethrins plus piperonyl butoxide are generally considered first-line treatments. Benzyl alcohol or Malathion is a suitable second-line pediculicide. Choice depends primarily on the age of the patient & resis. ...Read more

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How to treat ringworm on child's face?

How to treat ringworm on child's face?

Antifungal cream: Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch. There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up. ...Read more

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How can we get lice nits out of medium length hair. Lice treatment stuff doesn't work.?

How can we get lice nits out of medium length hair.   Lice treatment stuff doesn't work.?

See link: This is a really good link: http://www.Askdrsears.Com/topics/childhood-illnesses/lice. Also see your doctor. If the nits are more than 1/4 inch away from the scalp they are probably dead and just need to be combed out. ...Read more

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How can I treat pubic lice?

Many things: First visit your doctor for proper treatment (scabicide) and advice about preventing a recurrence. Next boil or dry clean sheets, pillow cases, blankets, or any clothing exposed to the lice. Don't forget luggage). Finally, be sure all contacts/environments are treated simultaneously. These infestations usually occur in crowded settings such as barracks or camps. ...Read more

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Can a school nurse help treat epilepsy?

Can a school nurse help treat epilepsy?

Not alone: Epilepsy should be treated by a neurologist with experience in treating epilepsy. Epilepsy medications are complex and should be managed by someone with expertise. A school nurse can be an important part of a team taking care of a child with epilepsy. The nurse should be familiar with what to do in case of a seizure, including emergency medications to administer for prolonged seizures. ...Read more

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Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?

Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?

If you mean...: ...Head lice, the only medicated shampoo for that is kwell, but it is banned in at least one state (california). Nix (permethrin) cream rinse is reasonably effective. Elimite cream works better, although it is "off-label". Ovide lotion works well, but it stinks, and is flammable, so be careful. ...Read more

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Best treatment for borderline attention deficit in 11y/o boy struggling w school work?

Best treatment for borderline attention deficit in 11y/o boy struggling w school work?

More evaluation: Some children with attentional issues may have other problems. First have your child's vision and hearing checked. Talk with with your son's teacher/school about having him tested for learning disabilities such as dyslexia or visual or auditory processing problems. Also you can request an student study team and or individualized education plan from his school to optimize his learning. ...Read more

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Can a school nurse help treat hives?

Can a school nurse help treat hives?

Yes..and no: Really should see an allergist or a primary doctor for proper treatment of hives. As well as the doctor can also help to uncover the cause of the hives. ...Read more

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How could psychiatrists treat obbsession?

How could psychiatrists treat obbsession?

Obsession txment.: Clomipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, andsertraline, which are approved by the (FDA) for treatment of OCD, are recommended pharmacological agents. Although meta-analyses of placebo-controlled trials suggest greater efficacy for clomipramine than for fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, & sertraline. Psychotherapy-CBT using behavioral techniques such as response prevention (ERP) is recommended. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat dyssomnias in children?

How do doctors treat dyssomnias in children?

Differential is long: You need to see your pediatrician, and ideally, a pediatric sleep specialist. The differential diagnosis is long. The treatment tends to fall in to one of two broad categories (or a combination of both): psychological (cognitive-behavioral) and pharmacological. Most important thing is to find a pediatric sleep specialist to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Does ojon restorative hair treatment kill lice?

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

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Can i keep nix (permethrin) 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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How to treat enfluenza at home?

How to treat enfluenza at home?

It is going around: Home remedies for influenza: over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion. Ginger for stomach problems or sore throat. Garlic tea to boost immunity. If throat red, raw, or painful ... Go see doctor. If having trouble breathing, go see doctor. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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I have problem with head lice and dandruff. Is there any medicine for lice nits?

I have problem with head lice and dandruff. Is there any medicine for lice nits?

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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How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

Just one retreatment: For head lice, treat every affected person on the same day. Remove all the bugs and nits from everybody's hair. Just using the medication (such as nix (permethrin)) is not enough . . . One must remove the bugs and nits. Each day, check everybody's hair for remaining nits to remove. After 7-10 days, treat with nix (permethrin) again, and do hair checks every day for one week after that. Then, do hair checks occasionally. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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