A 39-year-old member asked:
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how do you get rid of lice in your armpit hair?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Permethrin: Treat your entire body from the neck down with Permethrin lotion.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pediculicide: A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix 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 on Oct 19, 2018

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