Lice Treatment Albuquerque NM

Recent research shows that a new nontoxic treatment—Nuvo Lotion applied wet, blown dry, and left for eight hours—was 96 percent effective against lice. Yes, it works well, but it turns out that the product is actually Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser but with a higher price tag.

Maria Dolores Goldstein, MD
(505) 841-4113
PO Box 25846
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ronald Lee Poland, MD
(505) 272-0180
1 University of NM,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1965

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PMG Kaseman Arthritis Clinic
(505) 291-2222
8100 Constitution Place Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
 
Loren Matthew Glasser, MD
201 Cedar St SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Texas Childrens Hospital, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Sleep Disorders Ctr Of Houston

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Bradley Dean Raisher
(505) 848-3700
201 Cedar
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Gladwell Jaqueline MD
(505) 265-7817
3410 Indian School Road Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
 
Lewis Ray King, MD
(505) 272-5504
2211 Lomas Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1990

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Nancy Gay Greger, MD
(505) 272-6632
1 University of NM,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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Melaney Pearl Armstrong, MD
(804) 520-8135
Medical Affairs/MSC 07-4090,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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Denise Marie Coleman, MD
(505) 268-5257
2211 Lomas Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1989

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Whole Family Rx: Eliminating Lice

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By Evelyn Spence

Talk about the creepy crawlies. About one in 100 kids in the US comes home from school with lice every year, and desperate parents—along with creative scientists—have tried drowning, suffocating, shrink-wrapping, heating, combing, and electrocuting the little buggers with pesticides, olive oil, tea tree oil, hair dryers, zapping combs, mayonnaise, antibiotics, and even kerosene.

But many of the chemical treatments—such as lindane and malathion, in the form of harsh shampoos and lotions—come with potentially dangerous side effects (blood disorders, seizures, nervous system problems like headaches and vision loss, to name a few). “Lidanes are actually banned in California,” says Barbara Frankowski, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont. “And malathion can cause respiratory problems if you ingest it.” Lice are becoming resistant to these fixes anyway—much like bacteria have to antibiotics. Unfortunately, a good number of down-home remedies aren’t very effective either. Case in point: A 2004 study in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing found that six common home remedies (like petroleum jelly and vinegar) did kill eggs—but failed stop adult lice from laying more of them.

So what do you do when you’re faced with an infestation? We did some nit picking to find out the best—and safest—ways to mount a counterattack.

• Go crazy with a comb. Often stainless steel, with precisely spaced teeth, special louse combs can pull the varmints out of your child’s mane. Wet the hair, put a little conditioner on the comb for lubrication, and work the comb through the hair section by section. A study in the August 2005 issue of the British Medical Journal showed that this wet-combing technique worked as well as a single dose of malathion. Repeat every day or two for 12 to 14 days (close to the life cycle of the bug). At this point, if you see nits, they’re probably just the empty shells of already-hatched lice.

• Take it to the next level. If you still see adult lice, you have a few options: You can try HairClear 1-2-3, a natural remedy that combines coconut, anise, and ylang-ylang oils. A 2002 study in the Israel Medical Association Journal found that this treatment (in Israel, it’s called Chick-Chack) was about 90 percent effective—about the same result as the chemical cocktail of permethrin and malathion used on the control group. Or look for products containing perythrum, which is extracted from chrysanthemums—though technically an insecticide, countless studies have found the plant and its extracts safe and effective.

• Be wary of gimmicks.
Recent research shows that a new nontoxic treatment—Nuvo Lotion applied wet, blown dry, and left for eight hours—was 96 percent effective against lice. Yes, it works well, but it turns out that the product is actually Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser but with a higher price tag.

Author: Evelyn Spence

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