Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what do dead lice eggs look like

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Various methods: Many find soaking the hair with a stout vinegar will loosen the eggs from the hair.A nit comb (fine tooth) can then remove them a bit easier. Several ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not always. Depends : On pediculicide used. The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
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
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Olive oil: Olive oil is effective in removing nit glue. Apply a liberal amount of olive oil to the hair and cover with a shower cap. Wait at least 5 hours or ove ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: 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
1
1 comment
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Fleischner
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
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
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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
3
3 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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
1
1 comment
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Malathione shampoo: Some head lice has developed resistance to permethrine and lindane.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month