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Is it important to remove old lice eggs from hair

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: Lots of work but totally worth it. After you treat your scalp with medicine, rub conditioner or olive oil into your hair. Use a nit comb or a sturdier ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Fleischner
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Check package instru: The lice removal kits you purchase at the store usually give you a shampoo for the initial treatment. They are also supposed to include a special com ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not specific to lice: Lice are rarely seen by the naked eye. They are tiny. The most common feature would be noticing tiny egg casings (nits) the lice attach to individual ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Head lice eggs are laid at scalp level by sexually mature lice.You can have lice for ~10 days before they start laying& they are tiny & hard to see.Yo ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Try olive oil: Try applying olive oil to hair- cover with a plastic shower cap and leave in over night. This will loosen the nit (egg) glue. The oil will also suffo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nit comb/vinegar: Some find that a strong solution of pickling or apple cider vinegar can help loosen the bond the nit (lice egg) has to hair. Rinsing the hair in this ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical picture and seeing in person. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Head Lice: Many head lice medicines are available at your local drugstore. Each otc product usually contains one of the following active ingredients:pyrethrins, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEAD LICE: It will always be attached to the hair unless pulled out of the hair strand.Live ones presents with a click and dead ones are thinned out when crushe ... Read More

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