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Doctor insights on: What Causes Head Lice And How They Can Be Treated

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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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How can you treat very persistent head lice?

How can you treat very persistent head lice?

Lice tx: 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

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What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

Estrogen ; genetics: Fibroids are benign, estrogen-mediated tumors. Some need no treatment if not causing problems. Treatment options include ufe (fibroid embolization), hysterectomy, endoscopic excision. You should discuss the options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of piles and how it can be treated?

What are the causes of piles and how it can be treated?

Piles: Haemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels of the rectum. It's likely that extreme abdominal pressure causes the veins to swell and become susceptible to irritation. The pressure can be caused by obesity, pregnancy, standing or sitting for long periods, straining on the toilet, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, and holding your breath while straining to do physical labor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of jock itch, and how can it be treated?

What are the symptoms of jock itch, and how can it be treated?

Anti-fungal cream: Symptoms can include itch, rash, redness, flaking, bumps, pustules. There are several non-prescription creams and some powders that can help. Some of the active ingredients include clotrimazole, miconazole, tolnaftate, terbinafine. There are also several prescription creams. Sometimes an anti-fungal pill is necessary. These require a prescription too. ...Read more

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What are the causes of varicocele and how can it be treated?

What are the causes of varicocele and how can it be treated?

It's ....: It results from congenital venous valve defects inside spermatic veins, occurs to 10-15% of men, and requires no rx except for occasions concerning poor sperm/semen quality for infertility, its related pain, or poor testicular growth in children. So, no rx is needed usually. ...Read more

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What causes snoring and how can it be cured?

What causes snoring and how can it be cured?

Vibrations in throat: It is usually caused by vibrations in the throat area. Possible cures include sleeping on your side, loosing weight, surgery, and an oral appliance. If the self help options don't work i would see a physician to rule out a life threatening condition called sleep apnea. If you don't have sleep apnea, then i would consider the other options. ...Read more

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What might cause foot corns and how it can be treated in allopathy?

What might cause foot corns and how it can be treated in allopathy?

Corns: Corns can be formed from several different reasons. Most common is from friction or increase pressure points. Make sure to evaluate your shoes. Old shoes need to be replaced. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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How can someone with multiple sclerosis be allergic to all the medications? What can they do?

How can someone with multiple sclerosis be allergic to all the medications? What can they do?

Are you sure?: Most of the meds used in ms are very different, and even then, most allergic rxtns are not common. You could have reactions to interferons, but, copaxone, gilenya, aubagio, tysabri (natalizumab) might be alternatives. To be emphasized, some of the injectables are started slowly to avoid adverse events, and these are not allergies. Suggest you visit ms specialist at wayne state university and get this fixed. ...Read more

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What can cause tremors and how are they fixed?

What can cause tremors and how are they fixed?

Many causes: There are many causes of tremor, and they are treated differently. There are causes related to blood chemistry and hormones, side effects from medicines, and causes related to the brain, which have their own treatments, both medical and sometimes, when they are bad, surgical. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of OCD? and how soon can it be cured?

What are the symptoms of OCD? and how soon can it be cured?

OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Counseling, therapy and medication can all help with OCD. A Psychiatrist would be the best Dr. to see as they specialize in the anxiety disorders. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are dry eyes and can they be treated without medicines?

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What are dry eyes and can they be treated without medicines?

Dry eyes: Xerostomia can be treated with eye drops, as long as you find the cause (ex. Medicines that cause dryness). ...Read more

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What are muscle spasms and how can they be treated?

What are muscle spasms and how can they be treated?

Spasms: Hydration key, potassium and magnesium low levels of thes minerals can increase cramping events involuntary painful contractions stancamd gait muscles often involved ...Read more

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Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!

Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through?  What needs to be done? Surgery?!

None: at this time there is no treatment to rid a person of the HPV virus,. That is why we are vaccinating young men and women against the most common cancer causing strains of the virus men who are positive should use a condom to prevent spread of the virus ...Read more

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High heel pain. How can it be prevented and what medicines can be used to cure or subdue it?

High heel pain. How can it be prevented and what medicines can be used to cure or subdue it?

Change shoes: Unfortunately high heels do a number of things to our feet to cause pain and they can and do contribute to deformities from long term use. The best way to avoid these problems-don't wear them or at the very least limit the time you spend wearing them. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Pyoderma: Pyoderma is a bacterial infection of the skin that results in the development of pus. It is treated with antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for the particular type of infection. This is different than the immune disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more

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What do painkillers cause your pupils to get smaller and how can it be prevented?

What do painkillers cause your pupils to get smaller and how can it be prevented?

Don't use them: If you don't want small pupils from opiates, then don't use them. Opiates effect the portion of the nerve system that helps control pupil size and as a result makes them small. ...Read more

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Can GERD or LPR cause lyringits. If yes how can we treat it? If no then what can be the causes and how to treat and stop reoccurring of lyringits?

Can GERD or LPR cause lyringits. If yes how can we treat it? If no then what can be the causes and how to treat and stop reoccurring of lyringits?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis can come from gerd. Head of bed elevated, no eating 3 hours before bedtime. Ask doctor about increasing Prilosec dose. Change of diet. Is it postnasal drip? You can have polyps and growths in your larynx too, must be checked by specialist. Tobacco definitely leads to laryngitis. It is like rubbing sandpaper on your larynx. ...Read more

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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