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How to get reed of dead head lice eggs?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Various methods: Many find soaking the hair with a stout vinegar will loosen the eggs from the hair.A nit comb (fine tooth) can then remove them a bit easier. Several treatments may be needed.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if you have killed the head lice are the eggs dead as well?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not always. Depends : On pediculicide used. The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the eggs have hatched into nymphs but are not yet hatching new eggs. There are however, some pediculicides which are strongly ovicidal.

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