Head lice

What is Head lice?

Head lice is an arthropod. It infects scalp and hair roots. Children are affected commonly. Permithrin 5% lotion works very well for lice.

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Hello doctor from past 20 days I have been facing head lice problem, could you please suggest me some gel or ointment to get rid of this...

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Head lice treatment

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Hi.....I am having head lice from last 2 years tried everything but cannot get rid of it. .please suggest something through which it can be removed...

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First try malathion 0.5% then oral ivermectin

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I have gone through your query; for effective elimination of...

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How do I know if I had lice. There was little black dots in my sink. I looked magnifying glass and it just look like a black dot, not white. How...

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The only way is by looking close through the hair.

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I have a child in my home with head lice. I treated it twice with over the counter medication and it did not go away so I brought her in and...

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My daughter had an allergic reaction to malathion after putting some on her scalp for head lice. she had upset tummy and legs were trembling,...

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