A 29-year-old member asked:
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can you get rid of head lice with medicated shampoos?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Rid, and other over the counter shampoos for lice work in most cases. Eggs are harder to get rid of. Wide tooth comb with vinegar on cotton ball will help remove eggs.
Answered on Apr 25, 2012

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