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I'm black and have lice. have used a treatment but will a relaxer kill any remaining lice?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

I wouldn't : Count on it. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion.

Answered 3/29/2014

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

No, don't rely on : A relaxer. You need to use a pediculicides to kill the lice. It is best to use one that is strongly ovicidal - which means it also kills the eggs.

Answered 3/4/2014

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