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can blow drying hair kill lice

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No product or method destoys all of the eggs and hatched lice with single treatment. There are treatments which include chemicals, natural products, c ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If the lice are caught in the straightener - yes, but more likely they will be near the scalp along with the eggs and the devise will likely not get t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: Yes if the heat comes in direct contact but no it's not a reliable method of removing them. They usually scurry around at scalp level & are therefore ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Bug: why dont you take a picture of it so it can be identified and then treated make sure if you treat the lice the eggs should to treated also and the co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Lice treatment...: Many lice medications are available "over-the-counter" at local drug stores. Each over-the-counter product approved by the fda for the treatment of he ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
32 years experience Pediatrics
Nit comb necessary: Removing nits with a nit comb is essential. The Permethrin may have to also be used twice, about 7 to 9 days apart. Typically, it is the failure to ge ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Follow directions: it sounds like you are using Elimite (permethrin). Use as shampoo and leave on for the recommended time period and then rinse and repeat 7-9 days late ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That plan is not : Likely to work. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or ... 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not a good choice: Once lice notice an environmental change, they can hibernate without breathing for up to 18 hours.This agent would kill by immersion or inhalation. Th ... Read More
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