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does hair dye kill lice

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 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
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
53 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Head lice: Actually dying your hair is one way to keep head lice away. Lice will not affect dyed hair. Let your beautician know so they can take appropriate prec ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
33 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change t ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 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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