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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
HEAD LICE: Try the home remedy of coconut milk and vinegar. The last recourse is cutting the hair short.
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ganek
50 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
42 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
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
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
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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