A 21-year-old male asked:
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how long of lice shampoo use would kill the lice?

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
2 uses of: lice shampoo is usually enough to kill the lice and their eggs.
Answered on May 18, 2016
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Remove eggs: for a proper lice removal.use a product which kills lice and its eggs(nits). even 3 days of proper use put shampoo and wait for 4 hrs .then rinse after that comb with a fine tooth comb to remove the dead nits if other family members have it they should all be treated at the some time you may repeat this weekly for 3 times use RC spray on the bedding and furniture to kill the remaining eggs
Answered on May 29, 2016
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Not really: If you want to kill lice, then you will need a shampoo that has a chemical insecticide in it. It is possible to eradicate lice without using one, but ... Read More
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Reinfection possible: Yes especially if you are re exposed to source of infection.
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