A 16-year-old female asked:
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i'm suffering from head lice and nits since 12 years. i have tried mediker shampoo and oil but it's of no use. i need a proper remedy to get rid of it?

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Dr. Patricia Harkins
30 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Lice: You can sleep with your hair smothered in mayonnaise - that can suffocate them. You can get a prescription for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) from your doctor. That kills the bacteria in the lice's gut, and in turn kills them.
Answered on Dec 11, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Head lice: I would have this medically evaluated to insure correct diagnosis. You may need another medication prescribed. 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 option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture & your vehicles.
Answered on Nov 3, 2018

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Shampoos never work: Head lice generally need to be poisoned and manually removed. Shampoos don't do much to deal with them, and suffocation techniques aren't terribly eff ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Bryan Levey
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Yes: Head shaving works 100% of the time.

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