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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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