A 46-year-old member asked:
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could a flat iron kill head lice along with their eggs?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach.
Answered on Oct 1, 2016

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