A 38-year-old member asked:
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swim cap to suffocate lice, would this work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Old time method: The cap paired with a load of baby oil kneaded into all the scalp hair was once used.Since lice can hold their breath for about 18 hours, its effectiveness was/is spotty. It works by suffocating the lice.
Answered on Oct 23, 2013

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