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daughter got head lice. lindane only killed bugs, not nits. do any natural remedies work?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
What natural remedy?: Lindane usually kills and eggs of head lice, however, lindane resistance has been reported. Malathion treatment is indicated for lindane resistant cases.
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help.
Answered on Jun 9, 2019
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