A 46-year-old member asked:
can lighter fluid kill lice & how long do you have to leave it on your head?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not a good choice: Once lice notice an environmental change, they can hibernate without breathing for up to 18 hours.This agent would kill by immersion or inhalation. This material might kill a few active lice but is unlikely to effect the egg casings.The risk of accidental ignition and a serious burn would make this a poor choice.Several over the counter products are available.
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
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