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Head Lice 1% Soap

Head Lice 1% Soap

Manufacturer: Psychotropics India Ltd
Medicine composition: Permethrin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Head Lice 1% Soap is used to treat many infections caused by certain parasites. It is used to treat head-lice, crab lice and scabies. It is applied to the skin as a cream or lotion. It can be used as an insecticide and can be sprayed on clothing, mosquito nets or agricultural fields to kill insects and parasites.

Head Lice 1% Soap can cause a few side effects like skin discomfort, usually described as burning, tingling or stinging. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but symptoms of it include rash, dizziness, itching or swelling and trouble breathing.

Head Lice 1% Soap should be used with caution in people with colour treated or permed hair or in treatment of eczema with corticosteroids. It should not be used in people experiencing hypersensitivity to Head Lice 1% Soap or to any other ingredients of the cream. It is also not recommended to use on broken or secondarily infected skin. It is sensible to limit use of this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding whenever possible.

Apply Head Lice 1% Soap to the hair, or skin, depending on the location of infection. Avoid its contact with eyes. The same treatment can be repeated after seven days if required. It may take some time before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor. Applying too much of it may cause skin reactions where it was applied.

Lice manifestation
This medicine is used for the treatment of lice present on the scalp, pubic area, and other parts of the skin.
This medicine is used to treat a highly contagious infection caused by mites marked by intense itching in the affected area.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to permethrin (pyrethrins) or any other ingredient present with it.
In addition to its intended effect, Head Lice 1% Soap may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Itching or rash of the skin and scalp Minor Less Common
Redness of skin or scalp Minor Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Infected and pus filled areas on the skin and scalp Moderate Rare
Tingling and numbness of skin Minor Less Common
Burning or stinging sensation Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary. However, it is believed to remain effective for 8-10 days in most cases.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15-30 minutes of topical application.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is safe for use by pregnant women. It is advised to consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should be used by women who are breastfeeding only when necessary. It is advised to discontinue breastfeeding when it is applied onto the body. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Head Lice 1% Soap, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Mark India
Salve Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Psychotropics India Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Sol Derma Pharmaceuiticals Pvt Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
This medicine is usually applied once and hence no dosing schedule is required.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. An accidental swallowing or application into eyes or nose of this medicine may also result in some serious side effects.
United States
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Asthma Minor
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of asthma. Report any such instance along with the medicines used for the treatment to the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Cortisol Minor
Report the use of cortisol or any other steroidal medicine for the treatment of eczema. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

Popular Questions & Answers

After sex removing condom at the time some Vaginal fluid touches the fingures same touches the penis head and glans. Hiv can transmits inches activity please suggest me.

General Physician,
After sex removing condom at the time some Vaginal fluid touches the fingures same touches the penis head and glans. ...
Hi, any organism can enter through the skin through open wounds and if there is scope for infection. Use latex coated condoms but not 100/ assurance in reduction of transmission of infection. Avoid sex with multiple partners. If you have doubt do viral load and appropriate investigations to rule out HIV.

For e.g my hair is mich fall and some hair is white .please give me any solution for that.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
For e.g my hair is mich fall and some hair is white .please give me any solution for that.
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL /LOSS/HAIR GREYING- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Vatika herbal shampoo HAIR SUPPLIMEMTS Cap. H-vita. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. U Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead?. GOD BLESS U.

Sir I am 20 year old boy and I am facing highly dandruff problem what is best to cure that deadly infection.

MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
Sir I am 20 year old boy and I am facing highly dandruff problem what is best to cure that deadly infection.
Dandruff may be the result of a dry scalp, or a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It could also be caused by eczema, psoriasis, or, very commonly, an overgrowth of a yeastlike fungus called malassezia. You must try natural way to treat dandruff - 1 Tea tree oil - One study showed that shampoos with just 5 percent tea tree oil significantly improves the severity of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo as you wash normally. 2. Baking soda - Your kitchen could hold the key to an itch-free, flake-free scalp. Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Your hair may get dried out at first, but after a few weeks your scalp will start producing natural oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flakes. 3. Apple cider vinegar - apple cider vinegar as a dandruff treatment, as the acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for yeast to grow. Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water in a spray bottle and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour, then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week. 4. Coconut oil - coconut oil is a "tried and true" dandruff treatment, and it smells nice too. Before showering, massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and let sit for about an hour. Shampoo normally. You can also look for a shampoo that already contains coconut oil. 5. Lemon - Just massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears. Lemon's acidity helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps keeps dandruff at bay. 6. Table salt - The abrasiveness of ordinary table salt works great for scrubbing out dandruff flakes before you shampoo. Grab a saltshaker and shake some salt onto your dry scalp. Then work it through your hair, giving your scalp a massage. You'll find you've worked out the dry, flaky skin and are ready for a shampoo. Just try out the above things. Besides this if it doesn't work then you will need a good homeopathic medicine. So do consult us or book an online appointment.

I am suffering forming greying and severe loss of hair. My hair growth rate has also decreased. Please just me some simple methods to care of my problem as I live in hostel.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I am suffering forming greying and severe loss of hair. My hair growth rate has also decreased. Please just me some s...
White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20s or 30s is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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Popular Health Tips

Hair Care

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hair Care

Hair on Scalp is like a crown, everyone likes to have proper scalp hair.

Nowadays many hair related problems are common like hair fall, hair thinning, split end, dandruff, dryness etc. but hair loss is a more common observed in men, women and children. A person loses an average of 100 hairs every day, if this exceeds then it becomes a matter of concern and needs treatment. In many hair loss cases, the hair doesn’t grow back. If anyone is experiencing excessive hair fall or hair is falling in patches then immediate treatment is advised.

  • The most common type of hair loss in men is pattern baldness, often known as androgenetic alopecia. This kind of baldness is seen initially hair lose in the front, crown, and sides of the hairline, and may become totally bald but in females thinning at the top and front of the head is common. This type of hair loss is genetic, and requires numerous treatments.
  • Hair loss may be due to varied causes like: thyroid problems, hormone imbalance, not getting sufficient nutrition to hairs, inadequate sleep, Anemia, and regular consumption of junk food, mental worries, and excessive uses of Soap, Shampoo, and Oils containing harmful chemicals.
  • A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, linked premature graying of hair to osteopenia (thinning of the bones).
  • The Parabens and phthalates, used in many beauty and hair-care products, have been linked to cancer and reproductive-system damage, so one should be careful in uses of such products.
  • Hair is protein in nature, so maintain protein part in your daily diet by adequate consumption of legumes like beans, peas, lentils, dry fruits, and fermented products and recipes.
  • Hairs’ cuticles are rich in silicon, be sure to include dietary silicon in your diet to provide elasticity and strength to hair; common good sources include cabbage, cauliflower, celery, leeks, onions, garlic, parsley, and asparagus,  barley, oats, millet, whole wheat, nuts, dried fruit, bananas, root vegetables, spinach etc.

To prevent your hair from becoming dry and brittle, ensure that you are getting enough essential fatty acids (EFAs) from fish, borage, and flaxseed oils, as well as adequate vitamin E. Daily massage of scalp with Coconut or Almond oil is most ideal to keep hair soft and moist, such massage provides nutrition and increases scalp circulation there by absorption increases.

If medication fails to re-grow or restore hairs then the only option is hair transplant operative measure.

Better to use many homely simple and tested hair care remedies like:

  • Regular daily gentle scalp massage with Coconut, Jaswand or Almond oil, Bhringraj oil etc.
  • Consumption of Dry fruits, Sesame seeds, seasonal fruits etc.
  • Some Yogasana like Shirshasana, Sarvangasana etc.
  • “Nasya” Nasal oil instillation daily or twice in a week.
  • Uses of homely Shampoo for hair wash like Soap nut, Amla, Shikakai , Aloe Vera, Triphala etc.
  • The Protection of head-scalp from severe sun shine and cold.


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Hair Transplant - What Should You Know?

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Chennai
Hair Transplant - What Should You Know?

Hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness is a condition that affects both men and women. Surgical hair transplantation is the only solution for restoring the lost hair in pattern baldness when medical hair restoration does not offer you a good hair re-growth.

If you have well-defined and clearly established areas or patterns of baldness on the crown with healthy dense coverage of hair at the sides and the back of the head, you are probably suitable for a hair transplant surgery. Hair that is transplanted in the frontal region of the skull generally offers the best results. However, a hair transplant procedure can also be carried out on any other area of your head if you have some bald patch there.

It is best to have detailed information about the hair transplant procedure before you make plans to undergo a surgery. It is only after you have read through all the information that you can understand and appreciate the significance of surgical hair restoration. The information will also help you decide whether you are the right candidate for the hair transplant surgery. Receiving a hair transplant can improve your appearance and self-confidence.

Good candidates for a hair transplant include:

  1. men with male-pattern baldness

  2. women with thinning hair

  3. anyone who has lost some hair from a burn or scalp injury

Hair replacement isn’t a good option for:

  1. women with a wide-spread pattern of hair loss throughout the scalp

  2. people who don’t have enough “donor” hair sites from which to remove hair for transplant

  3. people who form keloid scars (thick, fibrous scars) after injury or surgery

  4. people whose hair loss is due to medication like chemotherapy

The Two Types of Procedures-

It's worth noting that there are new surgical techniques involved in hair transplants:

  1. FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction: The hairs are individually extracted from the back of the head and re-planted across the area. This is a lengthy, pain-staking process but the result is minimal scarring and a very natural-looking hairline.
  2. FUT - Follicular Unit Transplantation: This technique involves taking a larger area or 'strip' of hair from the back of the head, dividing it into smaller units and then re-planting those units in the desired area of hair loss. Scarring can be slightly more conspicuous at the back of the head as a larger area has been removed but an expert surgeon will minimise incision marks to ensure rapid healing.

Hair transplants do, of course, utilise your own natural hair and re-growth can be expected within 4 weeks of surgery. Great care must be taken during your recovery period to protect the newly-transplanted hair. However, once it is deemed safe to resume normal activities, the results can be life-transforming. A successful hair transplant is permanent and can restore confidence and self - esteem. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Fever - Homeopathic Remedies That Can Really Help!

Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Fever - Homeopathic Remedies That Can Really Help!

Fever is indicated by the high temprature of the body, which at times can indicate that there is some underlying problem or infection that the body is suffering from. Some of the homeopathic remedies for fever are:

1. Aconite:This is for fever with restlessness and anxiety. The patient is seen with an increased thirst for cold water and intolerable body aches. Aconite is considered in fevers which have increased post sudden exposure to cold winds.

2. Bryonia Alba:This is used in fever with body aches. A person with a fever might want to lie down all the time in order to get relief from the body aches and even the slightest movement might cause them pain. An increased thirst for water is also seen.

3. Nux Vomica:This is a holistic cure for fever with shivering. This is made of natural substances and is of great help in cases of shivering and chilliness. A person with this fever might want to remain covered all the time.

4. Gelsemium:This natural remedy is very beneficial for fever where the patients suffer from dizziness, weakness and a tendency to faint. This condition is marked by an absence of thirst.

5. Rhus Tox:This remedy is considered to be the first choice in people who have fever along with extreme restlessness and body aches. A person experiencing this type of fever might want to remain in motion throughout in order to avoid the restlessness. This remedy is also given for fevers as a result of getting wet in the rain.

6. Homeopathic medicines for Fever with Flu or Influenza type:Influenza is a viral infection and is characterized with sudden fever, cough, pain in eyes, body aches, headaches, and pain in eyes. The homeopathic medicines that are of great help in influenza are Aconite, Gelsemium and Eupatorium Perfoliatum. Aconite is given in influenza when cold air exposure is the cause. This is usually followed by an immediate fever and nasal discharges. Restlessness and anxiety are also seen with fever. Gelsemium is the best cure for a runny nose and sneezing along with pain in head and eyes. The patient might also have drowsiness and weakness. Eupatorium Perfoliatum is of great help in fever with influenza, when the patient has extreme pain. This remedy has no side effects and provides instant relief from pain.

7. Homeopathic medicines for fever with malaria:Malaria is characterized by fever accompanied with chills and excessive sweating. The homeopathic medicines for malaria are Gelsemium, Arsenic Album, Nux Vomica and Eupatorium Perfoliatum. The patients who benefit from Gelsemium usually complain of absence of thirst and extreme chilliness. Arsenic Album is of help in people who are easily exhausted and need some water at short intervals. Nux Vomica is for patients who prefer to be covered in warm clothes during heat, cold and sweat.

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Osteoporosis - Top Homeopathic Remedies For Its Treatment!

DHMS (Diploma In Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), MD - Homeopathy, Prof. Department of Matera Media
Homeopath, Bhopal
Osteoporosis - Top Homeopathic Remedies For Its Treatment!

Osteoporosis is a medical condition marked by a decrease in bone density. It results in the brittleness of bones and their fracture. Osteoporosis does not display any signs or symptoms but manifests itself in advanced age.

Homeopathic remedies for Osteoporosis

  1. Silica or Silicea-This remedy is for people who are often nervous, feel sweaty during the night, get easily tired and are a highly nervous lot. The injuries of such people take the time to heal/ are difficult to heal and their spine is weak. Generally, these patients have delicate or refined features.
  2. Symphytum- Meant for those fractures that occur because of mild trauma, this remedy is useful in cases where pain persists in old but healed fractures and also when bones need to be strengthened.
  3. Calcarea carbonica- This remedy is administered to people who are overwhelmed by a lot of work and stress, get tired easily after work and have a proclivity to stress a lot. Generally, these people are overweight and have a lot of body flab and easily get depressed by cold/chilly weather and dampness in the air. They have swollen joints, experience a recurring back pain and get a sweaty head in the night. An interesting characteristic of these people is also that they have a craving for eggs and sweet things.
  4. Calcarea phosphorica- This remedy is meant for people who have a deep, uncontrollable and intense desire for travel. They want a change in their environment and have a general sense of dissatisfaction. People requiring this medication have pain in their neck, upper back and hips. Fractures, if any, are slow to heal and there maybe deposits of calcium in the bones. Post-exercise, these people feel greatly tired.
  5. Phosphorus- Meant for people who experience a burning pain between their shoulder blades, phosphorus as an osteoporosis remedy is given to those people who have an intense desire for refreshing foods like ice cream, beverages, carbonated drinks etc. Such people are usually lanky and their faces often get flushed. They are sensitive, suggestible and susceptible to the imagination. They get easily tired after a round of exercise and work.

Homeopathy Dosage
Unless directed by a homeopathic physician, take doses of low potency like 6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X or 30 C if you are going in for self-medication. Follow the instructions printed on the label.
If you are taking a single dose, ten wait for its response. If the medicine is working, then wait for its full effect to manifest. If there is little or no response, take another dose. If there is no response at all after taking the second dose then change the medicine.

Please note that dosage depends upon the individual and the intensity of his/her ailment,


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Chronic Depression - How To Manage It?

MD Homeopathy, MA - Clinical Psychology, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Pune
Chronic Depression - How To Manage It?

Are you suffering from extreme depression? Does your depression episode continues for a long time and makes you feel too tired to get out of bed? Chronic depression is capable of turning your life upside down, causing turmoil with all your activities, thereby, spoiling your regular life totally. At times, a person can get so drained by depression that getting out of bed seems impossible because of fatigue. It is quite difficult to deal with such situations.

Here are some important tips on how to overcome your chronic depression and get out of bed.

  1. Be depressed upright: It is likely to be driven by the voices in your head during your depression. You should respond by replying to the voices that you are depressed, but you are going to be depressed outside. This is important, as activity and depression do not go well together. You should try to stop your thinking totally and put yourself in an automatic mode. Preparing to deal with thoughts from before is beneficial. When your body is in motion, it is easier to deal with the thoughts.
  2. Try to make it to the shower: When you do not feel like leaving your bed at all, you should try making it to the shower somehow. Taking a shower makes you a bit relaxed and diverted and you can expect relief from your depressive episode. This is an effective way to get yourself up and running from bed, instead of isolating yourself under the blanket. Taking a shower might bring you some hope and encourage you to step out of bed and do something productive. Even if you decided to be in bed all day strictly, a refreshing shower is likely to change your mind.
  3. Bribe yourself: You can try bribing yourself as a reason for getting out of bed. You can remind yourself how good you will feel after having a cup of hot coffee, or how nice it would feel to listen to a certain song while going to work.

It is important to give yourself a purpose or reason to get out of bed. Many people believe that they might feel like leaving the bed in spite of being heavily depressed, if they had a worthy purpose. It is very important for you to get involved in something. You might hate a job, or hate working, but it will give you a reason to divert from your depressive thoughts.

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