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Can you give me advice with head lice infestation, please help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Treat it now!: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.

Answered 3/5/2014

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