A 16-year-old member asked:
how to get rid of head lice, when shampoos do not work?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Amster answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Shampoos never work: Head lice generally need to be poisoned and manually removed. Shampoos don't do much to deal with them, and suffocation techniques aren't terribly effective either. Permethrin containing medicines like rid and nix work pretty well, as do non-permethrin products like ovid and licemd. But nothing works better than that nit-loosening gel, that fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Subir Mitra answered
22 years experience Pediatrics
Vaseline: You can use vaseline to suffocate the lice. You must coat the hair evenly for 8-12 hours.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Nit combing: Nit comb try to comb daily until lice gone wash hair frequently can also use coconut oil prior to washing for massage. There is a shampoo called lice repel has lemongrass and citruline helps deter lice.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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