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can baby oil kill head lice

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No!: Flea collars are designed to kill parasites that infest cats & dogs, not human head lice. Not only would it not work, but there is some evidence that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Try Vinegar: Some believe that several days of washing the hair with a stout vinegar (apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar) will kill the lice. It does loosen t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Shampoo and comb!: A thorough shampoo with l% Permethrin (nix) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment. This should kill all the live insects. Then it is very ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are n ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Lice: You are the second person to ask this question, so apparently there is information out there that i did not know concerning coconut oil and lice. As i ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Rid, and other over the counter shampoos for lice work in most cases. Eggs are harder to get rid of. Wide tooth comb with vinegar on cotton ball will ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lice treatments like rid®, a-200®, pronto®, clear® are available over the counter that can be used along with wet combing. Retreat after 1 wk.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: They don't.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: You may have bleached your hair by treating them with bleaching substances, but the new hair when growing, will be of your normal color.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
No!: Head lice do not carry or transmit any disease. (body lice do transmit disease, but they are different.) you may get a secondary skin infection from ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No and No.: Both will make dandruff (technical name: seborrheic dermatitis) worse. Try an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo containing tar, salicylic acid, seleni ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
No, No, No and No: The amounts of HIV virus typically present in bodily fluids do not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes. Transmission of disease does ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: Generally it is made without much in terms if fragrance since babies have more sensitive skin- I think it's a good choice.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Contact: Sharing combs, headgear or sleeping or lying on same furniture. It is common to spread within a classroom or within a household.Each person needs to b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Malathione shampoo: Some head lice has developed resistance to permethrine and lindane.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the lous ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
2 uses of: lice shampoo is usually enough to kill the lice and their eggs.
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Head lice are an only human issue. Animals and or other bugs do not carry them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Ovide: Ovide is press ription that loosens egg. Over the counter approaches include vinegar on a cotton ball to wipe the hairs and loosen eggs.Then use a com ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated prod ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
What natural remedy?: Lindane usually kills and eggs of head lice, however, lindane resistance has been reported. Malathion treatment is indicated for lindane resistant ca ... Read More

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