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How do you get nits

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See a therapist: See a good therapist. These types of problems are usually deep-seated and take time to work through. Taking the time to work on this can help you have... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Self-study: I've been guilty of the same kind of thinking and behavior. All of us need forgiveness ourselves at one time or another, and you can reflect on these ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Several options: Nix (permethrin) cream rinse and kwell shampoo do not work consistently. Elimite cream is reported to be effective but is not officially approved for ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
White things: The white things may be a wart like lesion known as molluscum contagiosum. Don,t scratch them because they are contagious. See your dermatologist inst... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Patience: and a fine toothed comb. Really, it's a tedious chore, but essential to eliminating the chance of re-infestation. Newer medications available by Rx ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Egg Removal: Work under a good light for proper illumination. Using a fine comb, go through the section from the scalp to the end of the hair. Dip the comb into... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Prescription shampoo: They are resistant to over the counter remedies so you need to get prescription drugs like spinosad to treat it. Bites are very resistant so you nee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Medicated treatments: Head lice make egg nits which attach themselves to the hair shafts quite tightly. Nits comb can help remove many but difficult to rid all. Shaving off... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Head lice are an only human issue. Animals and or other bugs do not carry them.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Head lice are a human only problem. There are no animal or insect species as carriers.