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does hairspray kill lice

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
25 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Malathione shampoo: Some head lice has developed resistance to permethrine and lindane.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
17 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Don't use: Insecticide on yourself. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or ri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
25 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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