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New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

Posted 9 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 – In the war against "superlice," parents appear to be up against a mighty foe – and it's one they'd certainly rather never see in the first place. A new report warns that over-the-counter products have lost much of their effectiveness against the so-called superlice. The good news is that prescription products can still get rid of those creepy critters. Parents should turn to physicians first instead of trying to treat their children themselves with over-the-counter products, said report lead author Dr. Ellen Koch. She's a dermatologist with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "The failure rate of these products has increased dramatically in many areas of the United States. This leads to increased cost, days missed from work and school, and frustration among our patients," she noted. Lice commonly infest the hair of kids. "In fact, if you look hard ... Read more

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7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip

Posted 22 May 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, May 22, 2016 – While only a few tick species infect people with diseases, the rising popularity of many outdoor activities and the spread of residential developments has upped the odds that one of those creepy parasites might latch on to you. "Luckily, ticks don't fly, jump or fall from the sky," vector-borne disease expert Stephen Wikel said. He's a professor emeritus of medical sciences at Quinnipiac University's Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, in North Haven, Conn. "They generally move from grass to a living host, and crawl upwards, looking for a warm, moist area to feed. Ticks also have incredible anti-detection defenses. For example, their saliva is loaded with antihistamines, anticoagulants and other inhibitors that prevent wound healing, and dampen pain and itch responses; unfed nymphs are so small, they can be mistaken for freckles," he said. So, how can you ... Read more

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Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the first serious demonstration of the virus' ability to cause encephalitis, researchers report online Nov. 25 in the journal Neurology. Americans who contract chikungunya usually acquire the virus while traveling. The first locally transmitted case occurred in Florida in 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of chikungunya-associated encephalitis in the Reunion Island outbreak outpaced the rate reported in the United States for all encephalitis between 1998 and 2010, researchers found. Prior to ... Read more

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Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests. Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study authors reported Nov. 25 in JAMA Dermatology. Even generics have succumbed to price inflation, up 279 percent between 2011 and 2014, based on the drugs surveyed. Price increases for skin treatments far outpaced the general inflation rate of 11 percent during the six-year study period, the researchers said. "Cancer drugs were the worst in terms of the numbers" – up 1,240 percent or nearly $11,000 over the six-year study period – primarily because of two medicines, said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of ... Read more

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Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

Posted 18 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 – Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story," said study lead author Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor in the biological sciences and environmental sciences program at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. "Permethrin products were introduced to U.S. consumers in the early '90s," Yoon said. "But the first registered problem was reported from Israel in 1995, ... Read more

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Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

Posted 6 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, July 5, 2015 – People who spend lots of time outdoors in the summer need to be careful about insect bites, an expert says. Certain insects, such as ticks and mosquitoes, may be carriers of disease, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, said Dr. George Ruggiero, chief of family medicine and director of medical education at Peconic Bay Medical Center in New York. Anyone who develops headache, fever, chills and aches after flu season ends should consider the possibility that they've been bitten, he said. People who develop a rash should also be seen by a doctor, he added. "A combination of education and taking the right precautions are the best ways to prevent mosquito- and tick-borne diseases," Ruggiero said in a medical center news release. "Always be cognizant of your surroundings and diligent in your self-examination in order to prevent any serious ... Read more

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New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks

Posted 29 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 – New research may lead to more effective ways to control the brown dog tick, a species that can cause major problems for dogs and their owners. University of Florida scientists say they found that the brown dog tick is resistant to permethrin, a widely used anti-tick chemical. They also found that carbon dioxide seems to be an effective way to lure ticks to bug traps. Unlike other ticks, the brown dog tick can complete its life cycle indoors. One female brown dog tick can lay up to 5,000 eggs in its lifetime, the researchers said. The bugs hide in hard-to-reach places. Some dog owners take desperate steps to be free of these ticks. These steps may include giving away their dogs, fumigating their homes, throwing out many possessions, or even moving, the researchers said. "They're particularly troublesome for people who have cluttered homes, and they drive some ... Read more

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Health Tip: Follow Instructions on Insect Repellent

Posted 9 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

-- An insect repellent can help keep bugs at bay, reducing the risk of illness associated with insect bites. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers these guidelines for proper use of insect repellents: Always follow label instructions when applying. Make sure products are stored out of a child's reach. Apply insect repellent only on skin that is exposed, never underneath clothing. Never apply repellant around the mouth or eyes, and use carefully around ears. When applying to the face, first spray onto the hands. Avoid applying repellent to areas that are injured or irritated. Never use repellant on an animal, unless the product is made for that use. Never spray repellent indoors or around food, and take care not to inhale the spray. Once inside, wash skin with soap and water, and launder clothing. Read more

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