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A 24-year-old member asked:

How do i get rid of lice naturally?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
1-2-3: There are over the counter products including one called 1-2-3 which do not contain harsh chemcicals specifically for head lice.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Salt water bathing: The only natural way to get rid of lice is regular (several times per day) swimming in salt water making sure the head gets soaked with the salt water. You can comb out lice but no natural product will get rid of them. Remember to wash your sheets, sterilize your house and take care of other family members at the same time.
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Popular remedy: Lice are becoming resistant to many insecticides. I strongly recommend apple cider vinegar and a metal comb. Google 'apple cider vinegar head lice school nurse' for instructions. The metal comb is available on the internet. It works like a charm.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of lice completely?

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Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Clean your surrounds: The biggest issue with lice is the ones that aren't on your body when you undergo treatment. Wash bedding and clothes in hot water. Any personal items can be put in an airtight container for 48 hours to suffocate the lice.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get rid of lice quickly?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Special shampoo: Special shampoos, some available over the counter, are generally very effective in removing the lice infestation. Read the directions carefully- some require a second shampoo about a week later. Some say mayonnaise, olive oil or butter rubbed into the hair is effective, but there are no supporting scientific studies on these forms of treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of lice?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Pediculocide: The use of a pediculocide with nit killing properties like the prescription Ovide should take care of it for you.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does combing alone get rid of lice?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Unlikely to happen: Combing with a fine toothed lice comb can remove some of the egg casings from the hair shafts. However, the lice are mobile and elusive.Some form of treatment to get the hatched lice will be necessary.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do help my sister get rid of her lice?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends: There are many ways to get rid of head lice, some chemical and some physical. The physical methods usually include someway of suffocating the lice with a physical agent. People have used many home remedies - some with success and there are other physical agents like cetaphil. Chemical agents include otc meds - pyrethrins, permethrins and prescriptions - malathion, benzyl alcohol and others.
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