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How do I get rid of lice in my ear

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
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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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Mostly Agree: Agree with dr. Bolhack. I would add that if the over the counter medicines don't work, you may need a prescription medicine. Some lice are resistant... Read More
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Rid, ovide: Rid is an over the counter medicine to kill lice. A prescription product which both kills lice and loosens eggs is void. Someone has to mechanically c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix (permethrin lotion) is effective. Apply to scalp and leave on overnight. Rinse in the morning. May repeat after 7 days. Wash all bedding and hat... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindan... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Shampoos never work: Head lice generally need to be poisoned and manually removed. Shampoos don't do much to deal with them, and suffocation techniques aren't terribly eff... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
HEAD LICE SHAMPOO: See your pcp who can prescribe head lice shampoo.It takes longer to get rid of nits even though lice are killed by shampoo because they are firmly att... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Call your doctor: There are several prescription and over the counter meds that will help.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Various treatments: I am not sure what is available in your country. In the US there are a variety of prescription or OTC meds/lotions along with nit combs to remove eggs... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Lice Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 22 years experience
Hairspray helps.: Head lice do not like hairspray so this can be a great preventive. To get rid of lice, you can use various topicals but some forms are now resistant. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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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