Skin lice can be effectively treated with an over-the-counter or prescription-strength topical lotion or creme rinse that is applied to the affected area, according to WebMD. The topical medicine is left on the skin for ... More »

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Thorough elimination of lice infestations is often difficult due to the insects' increased natural resistance to over-the-counter treatments and the frequency with which they reappear following treatment. Methods that wo... More »

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To remove lice with olive oil, saturate the hair with olive oil, and then comb the olive oil through 2-inch sections of hair with a fine-toothed lice comb. Olive oil can remain on the hair for several hours to loosen nit... More »

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best treatment for head lice includes the use of over-the-counter medicines with the active ingredient of pyrethrins or a 1 percent solution of permethrin ... More »

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Medical treatments for sun poisoning include taking over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce pain and applying aloe lotion or gel to the skin, according to WebMD. Other ways to treat sun poisoning include getting out of... More »

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The 12-percent ammonium lactate lotion is a topical treatment for ichthyosis vulgaris, xerosis and other conditions that cause dryness and scaliness of the skin, according to WebMD. The lotion increases moisture in the s... More »

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Skin absorbs lotion by drawing the material through the permeable outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. The amount of moisture already present in the skin, the duration of contact, and the physical condition a... More »