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Could a flat iron kill head lice along with their eggs?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How to kill head lice and most importantly the eggs?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Shampoo and comb!: A thorough shampoo with l% Permethrin (nix) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment. This should kill all the live insects. Then it is very important to use a fine-tooth comb through the hair and remove all the tiny white eggs (nits). These may hatch later if not removed, and start the problem all over. There are also stronger prescription drugs that your dr. May recommend.

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