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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the lous ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar wash: If you use vinegar (regular, apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar)as a hair rinse it will soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair & it will ... Read More
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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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Malathione shampoo: Some head lice has developed resistance to permethrine and lindane.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like l ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Shampoo and comb!: A thorough shampoo with l% Permethrin (nix) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment. This should kill all the live insects. Then it is very ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Not appropriate: Lice medication is over the counter and has multiple names. See your drugstore. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis see your doctor and she wil ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Fleischner
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Vaccuum them up: Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an ... Read More

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