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does shaving your hair get rid of lice

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: If there is no hair, there is no place for the head lice to hide or to lay eggs. But, we can get rid of head lice without cutting hair. Every single e ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
??Vinegar??: The idea of shaving off all your hair is interesting. True, lice lay eggs on the shaft of hair as a convenience & without hair u could probably see th ... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Lice treatment: Shaving the head is an effective means of eradicating lice; however, for cosmetic reasons, it is an undesirable option. There are numerous otc medicat ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Two approaches: There are several over the counter lice shampoos on the market. These work in some cases but prescription products may also me needed in resistant cas ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are many ways to get rid of head lice, some chemical and some physical. The physical methods usually include someway of suffocating the lice wi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Permethrin: Treat your entire body from the neck down with Permethrin lotion.
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Medicated shampoos &: Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Head Lice: Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications. There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, wi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: It would have little to no effect at all. The mature lice lay eggs in an egg casing that is glued to the hair and is often the hardest thing to remove ... Read More

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