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can hot water kill lice

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
OTC meds may work: Those little critters need hair to attach their laid eggs to. The adults don't live very long, so if a person prevents any eggs from attaching to his ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar wash: If you use vinegar (regular, apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar)as a hair rinse it will soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair & it will ... Read More
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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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nix (permethrin): There are over the counter lotions and shampoos that contain 1% Permethrin (nix) that work well.
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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 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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, don't rely on : A relaxer. You need to use a pediculicides to kill the lice. It is best to use one that is strongly ovicidal - which means it also kills the eggs.

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