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can you get rid of head lice without prescription medicated shampoos?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Head shaving works 100% of the time.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Some swear to effectiveness of a pickling vinegar used as a wash/rinse daily for a week. The acidic material loosens the nits, which should be removed by a nit comb.I suppose you could try, and go to an alternative treatment, if you were not happy with the results.
Answered on Dec 24, 2015

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