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What are some home remedies to get rid of lice?

What are some home remedies to get rid of lice?

Need special shampoo: A medicinal shampoo, such as nix, (permethrin) is needed to kill lice and their offspring. There are several over-the-counter products to choose from. The key is to get rid of the eggs and kill the hatched lice before they reproduce. If any eggs survive (they are on hairs, near the scalp), the cycle just begins all over again. Without nix, (permethrin) one must pick off every egg and crush every louse to cure the problem. ...Read more

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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What are some home remedies to get rid of lockjaw?

What are some home remedies to get rid of lockjaw?

None: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. This is a serious, life threatening infection. There are no home remedies. If you have tetanus you would be in a hospital. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for getting rid of nits?

What are some home remedies for getting rid of nits?

Vinegar rinces: Some suggest various forms of vinegar used daily for a week as a thorough hair wash.The mildly acidic solution does seem to help loosen the nits from the hair & mature lice don't like it.Pickling vinegar is the strongest. If this fails you can always use an otc product like nix (permethrin). ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of or prevent spots?

What are some home remedies to get rid of or prevent spots?

Folk Medicine: Apple cider vinegar has been used in Folk Medicine to lighten age spots. I don't know the effectiveness. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies on how to get rid of acne?

What are some home remedies on how to get rid of acne?

Get a real Rx: You deserve 21st-century treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies that can get rid of acne quick?

There are none: "home remedies" like squeezing lemon juice on the pimples or sleeping with homey smeared all over the face are internet nonsense, perhaps even cruel practical jokes. Acne is cruel enough without this. All acne can be managed easily enough by 21st century science at relatively little cost. If you are responsible for someone's health and well-being, please take them to a mainstream physician. ...Read more

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What home remedies to get rid of lice actually work?

What home remedies to get rid of lice actually work?

Home remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, 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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Are there any home remedies to get rid of rosacea?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of rosacea?

Rosacea treatment: I do not know of home remedies to get rid of rosacea. The most reliable treatment is Metronidazole cream or gel. Vascular lasers can help get rid of some of the vessels and redness, but do not treat the condition. Sun avoidance is helpful. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy to get rid of eye bags?

What are some home remedy to get rid of eye bags?

Many: Ice compresses and cold tea bags are two. Getting more rest and ridding your environment of allergens can also be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of insect bite scars?

What are some home remedies to get rid of insect bite scars?

Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies or suggestions to get rid of vaginal odor?

See your gyn: That is not a problem for home remedies as rarely order can be from something bad so see your gyn for a workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to get rid of a headache?

What are some natural remedies to get rid of a headache?

TCM: I agree w dr. Ibrahim, in addition you can consider acupuncture. It is very effective for tension, migraine & sinus headaches.It is safe, effective & works remarkably fast. If you are having recurrent headaches, a medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies that will help get rid of my cough?

What are some home remedies that will help get rid of my cough?

Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to rid oneself of hemmoroids?

What are some home remedies to rid oneself of hemmoroids?

Diet: Avoid constipation, eat healthy foods with fruits and vegetables, avoid junk food, do not sit and strain at the toilet, add fiber supplements like metamucil, drink plenty of liquids, warm bath soaking if hemorrhoids are inflamed. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to get rid of acne scars?

What are home remedies to get rid of acne scars?

Won't work: After acne, the skin may be hyperpigmented, which will fade over the following months and is best alone, or may have depressed scars, which can be treated only by a specialist dermatologist. I'm sorry your acne was not treated effectively in the first place. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to get rid of lice?

What are some effective ways to get rid of lice?

Manual Labor: Lice have been becoming very resistant lately to normal treatments, like rid and nix (permethrin). Even to prescription lindane. Some of the newer Permethrin free remedies like lice md and ovid offer alternatives that will sometimes work. However, nothing helps more than spending the hours with the nit loosening gel and that little comb getting out every nit and louse you can find, then repeating it daily. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of pimple marks and pimples?

What are some home remedies to get rid of pimple marks and pimples?

They don't work: I'm sorry. The stuff you read on the internet -- honey, lemon, pepper -- are cruel practical jokes directed against people who are already in a bad situation. Acne can be managed -- topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid for starters, and your physician's prescription remedies if they arenot sufficient. Don't do this to yourself. Get seen and we can help. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to get rid of coughing?

What are some herbal remedies to get rid of coughing?

None: There are no herbal remedies that have been proven to be effective in treating cough. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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