Lice, scabies, and pinworms – here’s what you need to know!

Summer holidays are coming to an end, and like a certain popular commercial, some parents may be jumping for joy! As parents load up the shopping carts piled high with binders, jeans, lunch bags, and two pairs of runners – they’re not even thinking about the ‘other’ expenditures that back to school entails.

The fact is, that besides coming home with fridge art, most children will come home from school this year with head lice! If you’re not feeling your head crawling yet, here’s some data to consider from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS; Feb. 2018):

‘Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are a persistent and easily communicable cause of infestations, particularly in school-aged children [1][2]. Unlike body lice, head lice are not a primary health hazard, a sign of poor hygiene or a vector for disease [3][4], but they are a common societal problem [2] and relatively expensive to treat. The annual cost of treating head lice in the United States is estimated to be at least US$500 million [5].’

Pests are expensive & can be a health hazard

Head lice infections are not only expensive, they’re complicated to eradicate and parents need to be wary of the extremely toxic chemicals in the popular over the counter treatments. These treatments are categorized as insecticides.

For example, from the CPS site, they say the following:

‘Both pyrethrins and permethrin have minimal percutaneous absorption and favourable safety profiles [9]. To minimize exposure elsewhere on the body to a topical insecticide, do not sit a child in the bath to rinse hair. Instead, protect the skin with towels and rinse well, using cool water.’

If you have treatments still hanging around from previous years, check the ingredients carefully! Prior to these new lice treatments, Lindane had been approved for use previously, however, DO NOT continue to use it if it’s still in your bathroom cupboard!

Lice are getting tougher to control

Read further (CPS):

‘Lindane is no longer considered acceptable therapy for head lice because of the potential risks for neurotoxicity and bone marrow suppression following percutaneous absorption [8][17]. The Food and Drug Administration in the USA has issued periodic advisories concerning the use of lindane- containing products for the treatment of lice and scabies. Neurological side effects have been reported in people who used lindane correctly, although the most serious outcomes, including death and hospitalizations, occurred after multiple applications or oral ingestion.’

Yikes! How many of us have already been exposed to Lindane? I hope none of you need to deal with this issue, but it’s good to know that homoeopathy provides safe, effective and quick treatment for lice, scabies, pinworms, parasites and a host of other creepy, crawly things that you and your family may become exposed to as kids head back to the classroom.

A safe and gentle alternative

There are a variety of extremely effective homoeopathic remedies and treatments available. Your treatment plan will depend on a variety of indicators, including personal history and health status before any treatment is offered. This plan is always tailored specifically to you and/or your family’s needs.

Homoeopathic Medicines such as Staphysagria and Apis Mel may be indicated in treating cases of lice.

It’s a relief to know that you can send the kids off on their first day of school – worry free – because there are options to prevent and/or treat all of these highly contagious childhood illnesses and crawly ‘nuisances’ safely and effectively.

Always consult with a professional homeopathic practitioner before using any Homoeopathic Medicines. Dr. Kumar Belgaumkar, DMS, HD is Homoeopathic Practitioner and is a member of the Manitoba Homeopathic Association. He’s been practicing for 17 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information how how homoeopathy can help you, please contact him at The Winnipeg Homoeopathic Clinic or call: (204) 799-2962 or email: [email protected]

This article is for information purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition.*


Thank you so much Dr. Kumar for your wonderful care and being available 24/7 to help my son with his skin and allergies. His skin has improved dramatically and I look forward to continuing to work towards correcting his allergies. You are a great source of information and support!
Andrea D.


Homoeopathic medicine has worked miracles for me and my family.  I have used remedies on all 3 of my children for everything from the common cold to warts and mood swings, with great success.  Recently I have had success treating my hot flashes and anxiety due to pre menopause.  Homoeopathy is empowering.  I can give my children homeopathic medicine and know that it is assisting their bodies to heal themselves and not suppress the illness.  I am very grateful for Dr. Kumar and homoeopathy.
Brenda H.


Hello Dr Kumar, I want to thank you for all your suggestion and care that you have given me. Through your Homoeopathic Treatment and blessings of God I had a baby girl. The Homoeopathic Medicines you gave helped my stretch marks as well.

I cannot explain in words how happy I am now. God bless you.



I applaud the Homoeopathic Treatment that I have been receiving from Dr. Kumar. It has cured my Blepharitis (eye lid infection). It also calms my nerves, especailly some mornings when I wake up my whole body starts to shake – after 3 pumps of a Homoeopathic Medicine it stops in seconds.

Homoeopathic Medicine has also brought relief to my husband’s dry, persistant cough which he has been plagued with for many years and NOT ONE of the pharmaceuticals products could do that!

Based on the above help that we have received from Homoeopathic Medicine from Dr. Kumar we will continue to use it. We are of the understanding that it can do no harm.

P.S. Furthermore, I suggest that Homoeopathic Medicine become a high priority for Pharmacare to consider.



Be prepared for the flu season witth Homoeopathic Medicines. Winnipeg Homoeopathic Clinic offers you a wide range of options to treat and ptevent the flu. Homoeopathic medicines are natural, safe and highly effective in addressing the flu.

For the preventative treatment of the seasonal flu, Winnipeg Homoeopathic Clinic offers the Homoeopathic Flu kit. This kits consists Thymuline 9CH and Influenzinum 9CH. For more information please contact us at (204) 284-7778 or to order online please click here.

These products and other Homoeopathic medicines can be used to prevent as well and treat acute symptoms of the infection. Please contact us for more information.


For some people along with spring flowers comes seasonal allergies! Homoeopathic Medicine has many options to combat these allergies.


Whether you have a cut or a muslce sprain, Winnipeg Homoeopathic Clinic’s First Aid Kit will come to the rescue.

Winnipeg Homoeopathic Clinic’s First Aid Kit contains various Homoeopathic Medicines to treat insect bites, sunburn, muscle sprains and cuts, just to name a few uses! Also can be used to prevent tetanus and other infections. Get yours today!


Basic Detox Kit. Homeopathic detoxification and drainage of the major organs of elimination. This whole-body homeopathic detoxification program is for the stimulation and detoxification of the liver, lymphatics & kidneys.

One of the most common combinations of PEKANA medicines is the “Big Three” Detox and Drainage Kit which includes: Apo-Hepat, Itires and Renelix. These three remedies have a regulating effect on the liver, the kidneys and the lymphatic system, and help with the download and excretion of toxins. Many chronic illnesses will improve if these organs of elimination are supported.

The Drainage kit remedies should also be considered in preventive health programs to reduce toxicity and the onset of illnesses. They can be used on their own, but will also support any Detox program that might include juice fasts, herbs, protein powders or elimination diets. Consider a fall detox program now, to help prepare your patients for the cold and flu season.

Apo-Hepat is the primary remedy for regulating and supporting normal liver function, which includes the vital actions of excretion, detoxification and metabolism. This medication also regulates gallbladder and pancreatic function.(click here for remedy details)

Itires supports general lymphatic drainage and helps to resolve issues at lymph nodes. It is commonly used in acute infections as well as more serious chronic issues where foci of toxicity or infection needs to be downloaded. Itires is available in oral drops as well as in a topical ointment which can be applied directly on to areas of lymphatic stagnation and swollen lymph nodes. (click here for remedy details)

Renelix supports Kidney drainage and regulation. It tends to have a soothing effect on the kidneys and should be used with virtually every patient during detoxification protocols. Practitioners have given feedback that they have seen EGFR and Creatinine

levels normalize with the use of this remedy. Since most toxic metals are excreted through the kidneys, Renelix should always be included in heavy metal chelation protocols. (click here for remedy details)

Apo-Hepat, Renelix and Itires are so frequently combined for general multi-system drainage, that this trio is often referred to as “The Big Three General Drainage and Regulation Protocol”, and a 50ml bottle of each of these three remedies is packaged together to increase its cost-effectiveness. Each of these remedies can also be purchased separately in a 100ml bottle.

**Typical Dosages

Apo-Hepat 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (approx. 25 to 50 drops) bid

Itires 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (approx. 25 to 50 drops) bid

Renelix 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (approx. 25 to 50 drops) bid