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how do you handle it when your boyfriend gets head lice

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Treat and Kill: Treat and kill the lice. Wash everything in hot water.Avoid him until they are gone.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If still present: Head lice are sometimes hard to get rid of.Sometimes multiple treatments and meticulous removal of egg casings are needed before they are gone for goo ... Read More
A 35-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
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cetaphil: Cetaphil and a hairdryer can eliminate lice.www.ehow.com/how_2123367_treat-head-lice-cetaphil.html this website gives a great description of how to do ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane ... Read More
A 19-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 24-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 21-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 21-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 44-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 34-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 33-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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