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i am having a hard time getting lice eggs out of my kids hair it's very coily?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Try olive oil: Try applying olive oil to hair- cover with a plastic shower cap and leave in over night. This will loosen the nit (egg) glue. The oil will also suffocate the adult lice. Use a metal nit comb to remove the nits. You will need to comb out a small amount of hair at a time.
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
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