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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEAD LICE: Try the home remedy of coconut milk and vinegar. The last recourse is cutting the hair short.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ganek
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: These remedies are not effective for lice. Otc treatments like rid or nix (permethrin) are much more likely to be helpful, and if they don't clear the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: Nits are the eggs of head lice, so you are right to seek a treatment that kills both. Vinegar and oil tend to fail. Pesticides can be toxic. We rec ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Thorough de-lousing!: With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Was ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
What natural remedy?: Lindane usually kills and eggs of head lice, however, lindane resistance has been reported. Malathion treatment is indicated for lindane resistant ca ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg cas ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You are asking?: Don't expect any benefits. If you have seborrhea, psoriasis, hair loss or whatever, get evidence-based treatment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg cas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
None of the above: OTC pediculicides do not kill eggs & must be repeated in 9 days. You may need 2 bottles each time for long hair. You must use the same product e ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Lice or scabies or?: Although scabies usually doesn't affect the scalp, if it were, it would be behind ears and at base of head. Shaving your hair off would usually have ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: They crwal.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Real antifungal: Tolaftate is available without a prescription. Terbinafine topical is also good. I'd prefer to see you use a topical agent rather than taking medicati ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
SoapWaterAggitation: Beware lots of usual marketing magical claims. All cells are fat organized (i.e. membranes) water droplets. Skin creates a barrier of slowly accumulat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
It helps many: Cure is a major claim for a condition like seborrhea, which tends to be chronic, but many people report apple cider vinegar to be very helpful. Nothin ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience Holistic Medicine
See a dermatologist: You've tried all the over-the-counter remedies with no help. I suggest you see a dermatologist to determine the cause and prescribe a medicine to help ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Easy: Apply deep moisturizer after shower.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Of course not: Apple cider vinegar is promoted for EVERYTHING. And with no side effects. It is extremely easy to make and sell; it's an interesting mix of substances ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: This web site says yes to vinegar.http://www.wikihow.com/treat-head-lice-with-vinegar and this says yes coconut oil works as well.http://www.hybridra ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
RAZOR BUMP REMEDY: THERE IS NO NATURAL REMEDY FOR RAZOR BUMPS. IF IT IS BOTHERING YOU, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit ... Read More
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