A 45-year-old member asked:
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how can i kill lice and eggs effectivley?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Malathione shampoo: Some head lice has developed resistance to permethrine and lindane.
Answered on May 28, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment 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. Natural
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. Wash clothing or linens in HOT Water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in HOT water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture & your vehicles.
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Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed.

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