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How to remove head lice naturally?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated products like licemd or ovid are effective, but nothing works better than the nit-loosening gel (ok, so it's not totally natural), the fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort getting out all nits and lice. Then repeating the effort.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Tx of lice : Requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. Natural remedies for lice include application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse.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. Wash clothing or linens in hot water.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture & your vehicles.
Mar 4, 2014

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How to remove head lice fast and easy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lice: 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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How to remove head lice?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix- (permethrin lotion) apply to the head at bedtime and wash off in the morniing. Wash all your bedclothes and put them through the dryer, and vacuum your carpets.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Head lice remnants in hair - how to remove them?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Ovide: Ovide is press ription that loosens egg. Over the counter approaches include vinegar on a cotton ball to wipe the hairs and loosen eggs.Then use a comb and to remove the eggs. For the resistant eggs separate the hairs and cut out the individual hairs with eggs still on them.
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