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What Can I Do To Get Rid Of Lice Without Using Chemical Treatment
Smother them!: There are not other proven therapies to kill lice and their eggs. However, certain home remedies are practical and often used by pediatricians. The best is smothering them, by coating the hair in a heavy layer of vegetable oil that is left on x 48 hours - cover with a shower cap. Also, always change clothing, linen and everything else in contact with infected head. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have money for the expensive Oct lice treatment, but I do get food assistance. What can I do to get rid of it on me and my 2 yr old?
Wet combing: May be the most effective method besides pesticides. This involves using a substance such as crime rinse and a fine toothed comb. Combing is done until there are no more live and should be repeated every 3-4 days for several weeks and continuing for 2 weeks after the last appearance of an adult louse. All the best. ...Read more
My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la
Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body lice treatment: Body lice mainly live in clothing. Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cycle. You may need a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol. However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are usually enough. http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/body-lice/overview.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual transmission: The crab louse is usually transmitted sexually. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. It can also be acquired from fomites, such as contaminated clothing, towels, and linens. Acquisition from toilet seats is unlikely. It is commonly treated with a topical pediculocide, such as 1% Permethrin cream or a pyrethrin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice Treatment: 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
Special shampoo: Special shampoos, some available over the counter, are generally very effective in removing the lice infestation. Read the directions carefully- some require a second shampoo about a week later. Some say mayonnaise, olive oil or butter rubbed into the hair is effective, but there are no supporting scientific studies on these forms of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicated shampoos &: Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you follow the directions very closely. This is the easy part. Decontaminating your home (bedding, hats, furniture) can be a bit or work. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lice/ds00368. ...Read more
May require RX: Head lice are more common than most would care to admit. If you have already attempted otc medication, and the infestation continues, it may be time to consult a physician for a stronger prescription medication. Certainly useful is the meticulous removal of nits with a metal (not plastic) comb (brand name licemeister comb gets the best reviews). All family members should be treated at same time. ...Read more
Lice not nice: Tx 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
Head lice: Licenex is a powerful, all-natural product that kills lice and their nits on contact. No more combing through hair picking out individual lice and washing with chemical shampoos. Licenex can even be used as a spray for your furniture, and mixed with your laundry for your clothes and bedding, to give you a whole-house solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Elbow grease: Medications are effective to varying degrees in killing lice and lice eggs(nits), but the eggs are cemented the the hair shaft. They can be removed with 'nit combs' or by hand. You can even hire professional 'nitpickers' (really!) . Schools usually have 'no nit' policies, but old nits do not not necessarily signify an active or contagious infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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