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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the best way of getting rid of head lice eggs?

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Dr. Douglas Laipple
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
The latest FDA approved medication are Natroba and Sklice thoough very expensive and hard to get.
Aug 13, 2012

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lice are not nice: Tx 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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.
May 23, 2013
A 47-year-old member asked:

Any way to get rid of head lice?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
HEAD LICE SHAMPOO: See your pcp who can prescribe head lice shampoo.It takes longer to get rid of nits even though lice are killed by shampoo because they are firmly attached to hair shaft.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can there be any other way to get rid of lice than shaving you head?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Tx 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of head lice in a large classroom?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Head Lice: When the whole classroom has head lice, they should be treated at the same time so that there will be no transfer to each other again.

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