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A 44-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

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Various methods: A 1% Permethrin shampoo is a common 1st step.The lice by themselves will wash out when dead by simple shampooing. The primary problem is the egg casin ... Read More
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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: Lice can cause significant itching. The lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever &relapsing fever.
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A 42-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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
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

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