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Heath Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Head lice infections are common among school-age children, but with the proper treatment, you can get rid of both the bugs and their nits (eggs). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Remove clothing before starting the treatment to prevent staining from the chemicals. Apply the treatment according to the product's label instructions. You may need to use two bottles if the infected person has a lot of hair. Do not shampoo before treatment or for 1 to 2 days after treatment. After application, comb remaining lice out of the hair shafts using a fine-toothed nit comb. Check hair after 8 to 12 hours and retreat if necessary. Re-check daily for at least a week to ensure there is not a reinfestation. Read more

Related support groups: Head Lice, Malathion, Ovide

Health Tip: Ward Off Infection From Ear Piercing

Posted 23 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Caring for pierced ears can help keep the piercings clean and prevent infection. Here is advice from the American Academy of Dermatologists: Never touch newly pierced ears without first washing your hands. Don't remove your first pair of earrings for at least six weeks. This helps the holes stay open. A few times each day, gently twist earrings around in your ears. At least once per day, wash ears carefully with water and soap. Clean piercings twice daily with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab. Apply a bit of petroleum jelly afterward. See a dermatologist if your ears become swollen, red or puffy. Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Bacterial Infection, RID, Bacterial Skin Infection, Silver, Imiquimod, Aldara, Permethrin, Abreva, Zyclara, Hydrogen Peroxide, Sklice, Burn, Soolantra, Elimite, Malathion, Gentian Violet, Eurax, Lice Treatment, Benzyl Benzoate

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

Related support groups: RID, Permethrin, Head Lice, Ivermectin, Sklice, Stromectol, Soolantra, Malathion, Elimite, Lice Treatment, Nix, Ulesfia, Natroba, Pyrethrins, Ovide, Piperonyl Butoxide/Pyrethrins, Nix Lice Control, Lindane, Tegrin-LT Shampoo, R & C

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

Related support groups: Monistat, RID, Monistat 3, Eczema, Monistat 7, Voltaren Gel, Dermatitis, Maintain, Clobetasol, Contact Dermatitis, Mupirocin, Drysol, Epiduo, Sulfur, Efudex, Therapeutic, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Bactroban, Retin-A, Silver

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

Related support groups: Permethrin, Head Lice, Ivermectin, Sklice, Stromectol, Soolantra, Malathion, Elimite, Nix, Ulesfia, Natroba, Nix Lice Control, Lindane, Ovide, Pyrifoam Lice Breaker, Permethrin/Piperonyl Butoxide/Pyrethrins, Ivy-Dry Super, Zilactin-L, Lice Bedding Spray, Benzyl Alcohol/Zinc Acetate

Bed Bug Insecticides Causing Sickness, CDC Warns

Posted 22 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 22 – Bed bug infestations are bad enough, but a new report finds that more than 100 Americans have become sickened from exposure to the insecticides used to eliminate the pests. The cases happened across seven states, researchers said, and bed bug insecticide exposure may have even contributed to one death. "The majority of cases involved misuse," said report co-author Dr. Geoffrey Calvert, a medical officer at the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Although the issue is not yet a major public health problem, he did offer one key recommendation for folks battling bed bugs. "If you can't control bed bugs with non-chemical means, such as washing and vacuuming, that means it's probably going to be difficult to eradicate them, and we would recommend that people enlist the services of a pest control operator," Calvert said. The findings are published ... Read more

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