A member asked:

What's the best treatment for lice?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Lice shampoo!: Lice are small, ovoid insects that are visible to the naked eye. They vary in color. They can be curable, but it takes some work. See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. Please see the link: www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html.

Answered 12/9/2015


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Tx: 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.

Answered 5/24/2013



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