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if someone has lice now when did they get it

A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nits vs Lice: Resistance to OTC lice remedies are increasing. It is important to note that persistence of nits do not imply persistence of infection. Treatment fail ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
We like lice md: It's otc. Sklice is a new rx med that has good data but depending on coverage it can be expensive.
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
No...: Head lice are not going to kill you.There are many medicated antipesticide hair treatments that you can use that are very effective; however, you have ... Read More
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't die: I am sorry to hear about the head lice for 3 years. I would advise you that treat yourself and any other family or household members as well just to ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Try heat treatment: Only if they make you want to kill yourself! Standard treatment involves using shampoos that contain insecticides, but one can also use essential oil ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Head lice: It takes seven to ten days for the eggs to hatch so you should be fine.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: I would first have the condition confirmed by a doc. There are a variety of prescribed treatments available but if the kid has a scalp condition that ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Treat with meds: Live lice should respond to topical pesticide lotions, such as OTC permethrin or Rx melathion, but it will not remove the eggs or nits, so retreatment ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: If a louse fell off on the seat and you immediately sat down and the louse attached, then yes. However, this would be very unlikely. This usually is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hmmmmm: I think you may have found a pubic louse near your rectum. I think this article will help address your concerns. http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/lic ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tx of lice : Requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like linda ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Shave off hair: Perhaps a little flippant, but the only "permanent" way to get rid of lice is to shave your head. Since most of us won't do that, there are other opti ... Read More
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