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How do I get rid of lice in my ear

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 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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Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
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
46 years experience Dermatology
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayashree Vasa
19 years experience Pediatrics
Wetcombing, medicine: There are several options for getting rid of head lice, including creams and liquids, wet combing (Wet the hair and add a lubricant, such as hair cond ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
49 years experience Internal Medicine
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. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Not always easy: Nix (permethrin) cream rinse and kwell shampoo do not work consistently. Elimite cream (left on all night) is reported to be effective but is not offi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
46 years experience Pediatrics
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nit comb +: Several observers recommend a good rinse with a strong vinegar solution to lossen the nits from the hair shaft followed by a combing out with a specia ... Read More

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