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Does hairspray kill lice

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription med... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Malathione shampoo: Some head lice has developed resistance to permethrine and lindane.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like l... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Doubt it: I see nothing in this common product that would kill lice unless it suffocated them accidentally. Since lice can go without air for 18 hours I find th... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 32 years experience
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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 21-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.
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