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White vinegar and head lice

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
HEAD LICE: Try the home remedy of coconut milk and vinegar. The last recourse is cutting the hair short.
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Lice: There are many " natural" treatments for lice, including olive oil and a tight shower cap. I am not aware of the coconut oil and vinegar remedy but it... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ganek
51 years experience
No: These remedies are not effective for lice. Otc treatments like rid or nix (permethrin) are much more likely to be helpful, and if they don't clear the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Neither: Nits are the eggs of head lice, so you are right to seek a treatment that kills both. Vinegar and oil tend to fail. Pesticides can be toxic. We rec... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not recommended: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is purported to be useful against fungi and bacteria. But there is no scientific evidence it is helpful for those or head li... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Endemic: More common on elementary age children. It will occur in pockets within a school or classroom .It will also occur in waves over time.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Lice Head: Mature head lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, don't hop or jump and lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair shaft. Main symptoms ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Head lice are an only human issue. Animals and or other bugs do not carry them.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Nits: They attach their eggs to individual hairs. They look like tiny rounded discs stuck to the hair.Routine treatment requires that the nits be combed out... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Call your doctor: There are medications that can be used to kill the lice. Use them as directed (very important!). Wash all the bed linens in hot water and remove any s... Read More
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