Generic Name: PYRETHRINS AND PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE SHAMPOO -
TOPICAL Pronounced: (pie-RETH-rins/pip-ER-oh-nill) RID Lice Killing Top Precautions
Before using pyrethrins/piperonyl butoxide, tell your
doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to chrysanthemum or ragweed;
or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive
ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your
pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Constant or hard scratching of the skin/scalp may lead to
a bacterial skin infection. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop
worsening redness or pus.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when
clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
Reader's Question: I have a few brown spots on my face. Are these cancer? If they're not cancer, what can I do to get rid of them?
Sue's Response: Unfortunately for all of us, melanocytes just can't stop working overtime. As I've discussed in previous posts , melanin (released by melanocytes) is a key component of our bodies' defense against sun exposure. This is why darker people burn less easily after sun exposure and why lighter people are most often affected by skin cancer. However, a newly darkened area on your skin doesn't always turn out to be melanoma.
These dark patches on the skin are called solar lentigenes, hyperpigmentation, or less formally, sun spots. These discolorations are not cancerous and don't cause negative effects on your skin health. If you neglect sunscreen or have neglected sunscreen in the past, chances are you have a few of these sun spots on your face, neck and hands. People with darker skin tones may experience these solar lentigenes as patc...
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