Lice Treatment Las Vegas NV

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.

Vicki Hom
(702) 733-6033
4570 Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Oshiro Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept almost all insurance plans.Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Culinary, United Healthcare, Amerigroup, Medicaid, Smart Choice, Straight medicaid, Magellan, Teachers, Coventry, Great-West, Assurant, Fortis, GEHA, Loomis, Pacificare, Sheet Me
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Sunrise Hospital
Residency Training: Keesler Air Force Base (Pediatrics).
Medical School: Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics.
Languages Spoken: English,Cantonese

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Christine Anne Rothermel, MD
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 2000

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Benjamin Alexander Hart, MD
(702) 383-4096
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv

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Kanop Metriyakool, MD
3010 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Beverly Ann Neyland, MD
(702) 671-2231
2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Andrew Oshiro
(702) 733-6033
4570 Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Oshiro Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept almost all insurance plans.Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Culinary, United Healthcare, Amerigroup, Medicaid, Smart Choice, Straight medicaid, Magellan, Teachers, Coventry, Great-West, Assurant, Fortis, GEHA, Loomis, Pacificare, Sheet Me
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Sunrise
Residency Training: LSU New Orleans
Medical School: Tufts, 1993
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English

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Dunn Neurologic Associates
(702) 878-0111
2628 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
 
Asgar Dudhbhai, MD
3016 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mgm Med Coll, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Shehma Khan, MD
2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2001

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David Frederick Charles, MD
(702) 878-5223
2809 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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