Head lice lotion used on thousands of children could catch fire

At least 10 people in Britain have suffered serious burns in the last decade after head lice lotion set their hair alight. Eight children and adults were seriously burned after using brand Hedrin.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

Before COVID-19 swept across western Europe and caused schools and bars to close across the United States, it threatened East and Southeast Asia. Millions of Americans and Europeans are now learning to cope with changes to their daily lives brought on by coronavirus precautions—changes that have been a reality since January or February across mainland China and in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. For weeks, in many places across Asia, children have been home from school, employees have been working from home and people have been learning to conduct their lives amid the outbreak. With that in mind, here ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news
François Chassagne1†, Xinyi Huang1†, James T. Lyles1 and Cassandra L. Quave1,2* 1Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States 2Department of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States In the search for new therapeutic solutions to address an increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens, secondary metabolites from plants have proven to be a rich source of antimicrobial compounds. Ginkgo biloba, a tree native to China, has been spread around the world as an ornamental tree. Its seeds have been used as snacks and medical mater...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update: Head lice eradication products: risk of serious burns if treated hair is exposed to open flames or other
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
The termnitpick is used today to describe someone who is overly critical or excessively concerned with accuracy. The etymology of the word dates back to the 15th century. The termnitpick originally referred to the time-consuming and meticulous task of removing nits, or eggs laid by head lice, from one ’s hair as each individual hair had to be inspected for possible infestation. This task was portrayed by Dutch artist Pieter De Hooch in a 1658 painting namedA Mother Delousing Her Child ’s Hair, Known as A Mother's Duty. ” As part of the Dutch Golden Age of painting, it aimed to depict quiet domestic scenes...
Source: JAMA Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2018 Source:Microchemical Journal, Volume 136 Author(s): Michaela Zeiner, Iva Juranović Cindrić, Wolfgang Kandler, Gerhard Stingeder Tea tree oil, originating from Australia, is nowadays used worldwide as all-round home remedy. It is applied diluted or undiluted for the treatment of skin and nail infections, against lice, scabies, athlete's foot, and ringworms. Furthermore it is used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns and insect bites. Tea tree oil is considered safe when put on the skin, but it may cause also skin irritation and swelling. In rare cases skin dryne...
Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
There is perhaps nothing more fear-inducing for parents than receiving the dreaded “LICE” note from their kid’s school. These notorious outbreaks have the power to make even the most level-headed parents want to burn all of their belongings and shave every family member’s head. Many moms and dads vent about their head lice anxieties on Twitter, and some manage to find humor in the bleakness. We’ve rounded up 47 tweets about the nightmare that is a lice outbreak. Try not to scratch your head while reading. Lice is the herpes of kindergarten.— Wonder Kitten (@Tw1tter_K1tten) December 31, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In conclusion, although fire disasters caused by LPG tanker explosions are rare, the frequency of such disasters will increase with the increase in LPG use. The factors affecting mortality should be determined to decrease mortality. We recommend that all personnel members who engage in work related to LPG from production to use, in addition to rescue and first-response personnel, be trained comprehensively and that advanced technological fire equipment be used to prevent such disasters.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Phenol 3.5 out of 5 stars Phenol Toxicity Following Cutaneous Exposure to Creolin®:A Case Report. Vearrier D et al. J Med Toxicol 2015 Jun;11:227-231. Abstract This paper is worth looking at for the excellent color photographs of the partial thickness skin burns induced by exposure to Creolin®, which contains carbolic acid (phenol), sodium hydroxide, and isopropanol. A 9-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department because of respiratory distress and unresponsiveness. Symptoms came on quickly and started within 4 minutes of the mother pouring 8 oz Creolin® over the patients hair in an attempt to g...
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical coagulative necrosis creolin phenol surface burn Source Type: news
A disaster can be defined as a situation where the affected society cannot overcome its own resources. Our aim was to present the case of a fire disaster caused by a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker-based explosion on the Diyarbakır-Bingöl road in Li...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
A disaster can be defined as a situation where the affected society cannot overcome its own resources [1]. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a type of fuel commonly used for domestic, agricultural, and industrial purposes. This gas is colorless, odorless, and heavier than air, and it is obtained during distillation of crude oil in refineries or by distilling natural gas in oil fields and then liquefied under pressure. LPG is a fuel similar to propane, butane, and chloride, and it is stored and transported in tankers in liquid form under pressure.
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
More News: Burns | Children | Health | Lice | UK Health