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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi doctors i have a big problem, how to spend the lice and their eggs (louses) in the hair? please help me.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Head Lice: Many head lice medicines are available at your local drugstore. Each otc product usually contains one of the following active ingredients:pyrethrins, permethrins (nix), and dimethicones.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Nix (permethrin) shampoo: Permethrine (nix) shampoo followed by combing out eggs from hair by using fine comb is the first step. If not successful, see your doctor to get more potent pediculocidal preparation.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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