U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Eating head lice

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix- (permethrin lotion) apply to the head at bedtime and wash off in the morniing. Wash all your bedclothes and put them through the dryer, and vacuu... Read More
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cetaphil: Cetaphil and a hairdryer can eliminate lice.www.ehow.com/how_2123367_treat-head-lice-cetaphil.html this website gives a great description of how to do... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Earbuds are ok: Lice prefer hair and scalp, but they run around quickly and could end up on headphone head bands (although it seems unlikely to happen). Earbuds are o... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Headphones = vectors: Headphone can lead to vector transmission of lice. Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice ca... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Contact: Sharing combs, headgear or sleeping or lying on same furniture. It is common to spread within a classroom or within a household.Each person needs to b... Read More
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Close contact : Especially thru common use of a comb or brush or hat.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Head lice: Head lice are transmitted two ways. The most common is direct person to person contact. The second way is vector transmission – from a contaminated ob... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Any dirty?: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you hav... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lice: Lice can cause significant itching. The lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever &relapsing fever.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Human only parasite: You acquire head lice after exposure to an infected persons living lice. This may be by sharing head ware, scarfs, combs etc. Or during close encounte... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated prod... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Endemic: More common on elementary age children. It will occur in pockets within a school or classroom .It will also occur in waves over time.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Lice Head: Mature head lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, don't hop or jump and lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair shaft. Main symptoms ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Head lice include:: Scalp itching, Enlarged lymph nodes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership