Parkinson disease

  • Long-term progressive disorder affecting the brain
  • Symptoms may include slow and difficult movements, tremors and rigidity
  • Cause unknown but may be genetic or exposure to chemicals
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more common in elderly
  • May be mild to severe with difficulty of movement becoming worse

General therapy

Lice will not go away without treatment

Frequently examining the scalp of school age children for head lice, easiest noticed at nap of neck and over the ears

Wash hair with medicated shampoo

Comb wet hair with fine tooth comb every 3 to 4 days, for 2 weeks

Everyone in household or in contact with the person should be treated

If lice recur after treatment, everyone in household or in contact should be treated again

Itching can continue after treatment, due to allergic reactions

Medications

Follow instructions on package

– Permethrin 1% cream rinse (Nix)

– Pyrethrin’s (Pronto, Rid, A-200)

For itching:

– Corticosteroid creams

– Calamine lotion

– Diphenhydramine

Precautions and AvoidanceS

Head lice:

Avoid contact with anyone who has lice

Avoid sharing hats, combs, personal items

Wash all linens, clothing, and personal items

Seal any non-washable items in airtight bags for 2 weeks

Wash combs and brushes in hot soapy water, or soak in rubbing alcohol for an hour

Some schools have “no nits” policy, where children can’t return to school until all nits are removed

Use product only as directed, never more than 2 times and with at least 7 days between each use

Body lice:

Washing clothes in hot water usually kills adult lice and prevents eggs from hatching

Change clothing and shower regularly to limit body lice

Pubic lice:

Limit the number of sex partners to reduce risk of pubic lice

Inform their sex partners of lice, so they can be treated

Seek medical ATTENTION if

You are pregnant, check with physician before using medicine

Shampoo is not working

After few days the severe itching does not go away

You find live lice or new eggs after treatment

You are having serious side effects to products

Showing signs of infection developing, such as: increased pain, swelling, heat, redness, or tenderness, red streaks coming from affected area

Pus discharge from area

Fever of 37.8 ºC (100 ºF) or higher

Anyone with pubic lice should be checked for other sexually transmitted diseases

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