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Doctor insights on: Treating Head Lice

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How are head lice spread?

How are head lice spread?

Contact: Sharing combs, headgear or sleeping or lying on same furniture. It is common to spread within a classroom or within a household.Each person needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

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


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Is head lice contagious

Is head lice contagious

Yes: It spreads through contact among classmates or family members. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Treating head lice (Tip)

Doctor, is it recommended that i keep my child out of school due to head lice? ...See more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with permethrin rinse, with your doctor's approval
Weekly
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
Daily
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas, and launder all clothes and linens
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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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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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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Treating head lice (Tip)

Do comb hair when wet and with added lubricants, to effectively remove lice. ...See more

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Treating Pubic LIce (Checklist)

Boil your underwear to prevent reinfestation
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Make sure your partner gets the same treatment to avoid reinfection
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Trim your pubic hair to reduce the chance of reinfection
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Head psoriasis treatment?

Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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What is the best medicated shampoo for head lice?

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What is the best medicated shampoo for head lice?

1% Lindane shampoo: Two treatments, a week apart, provide a good result. In case of treatment failure (resistant lice), Malathion should be considered. ...Read more

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Treating head lice (Tip)

Don't give up - more time spent on combing nits out you have a better chance of having the lice gone. ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How is head lice treated? What is the most reliable treatment for symptoms of head lice? .

Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more

Dr. Sari Nabulsi Dr. Nabulsi
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Treating head lice (Tip)

Wash all clothes and bedding a with hot water above 120 degrees. ...See more

Dr. Neigatha Graney Dr. Graney
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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply a cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
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Avoid scratching by covering your hands with mittens or socks
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Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
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Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Treatment 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

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Do head lice jump?

No: They need to be transmitted physically from person to person. ...Read more

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Treating head lice (Tip)

No need to be ashamed. Doctor is there to help. Be clear and precise. Get everything off your chest. ...See more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
Daily
See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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Head Lice (Definition)

A condition in which hair gets infested with tiny parasites that feed on blood ...Read more


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Pediculosis (Definition)

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